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Court Rules in Favor of Massachusetts Insurers Insolvency Fund in Workers’ Comp Suit

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts in Boston, Mass., has ruled that the Massachusetts Insurers Insolvency Fund is authorized to recover certain amounts paid by the fund in workers’ compensation benefits on behalf of Berkshire Bank. The lawsuit, Massachusetts Insurers …

DataPath Launches System to Monitor Workers’ Comp Medicare Settlement Funds

DataPath, a payment processor and provider, has launched RelianceCard, a card-based payment option for workers’ compensation Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) arrangements. The customizable card provides MSA recipients access to funds and network discounts, helping carriers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) ensure …

ProPublica, NPR: Inside Corporate America’s Campaign to Ditch Workers’ Comp

This article was published by ProPublica and NPR and is reprinted with permission. Standing before a giant map in his Dallas office, Bill Minick doesn’t seem like anyone’s idea of a bomb thrower. But backed by some of the biggest …

Oregon Workplace Deaths Down in Second Quarter of 2015, Report Shows

Workplace deaths in Oregon for the second quarter of 2015 were down markedly from the previous quarter, possibly resuming a long-turn trend of deaths on average falling steadily since the 1980s, according to the the state bureau that tracks the …

Effort to Expand Police Mental Health Coverage Progresses in Connecticut

A long-running effort in Connecticut to extend workers’ compensation benefits to police officers who receive mental health injuries on the job cleared a key hurdle on May 22 after years of defeat in the General Assembly. While the bill passed …

N.H. Court: Worker Who Fell Asleep While Driving Due Benefits for Crash Injuries

The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled last week that a worker who fell asleep while driving a company truck and hit a utility pole in the course of his employment is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for the severe injuries …

Workers’ Comp Upheld for Maine Man Who Died on Treadmill

Maine’s highest court on Jan. 22 upheld workers’ compensation benefits for the widow of a Salvation Army portfolio manager who died from a heart attack on a treadmill while monitoring the financial markets on TV and internal email on his …

Employee Wins Comp Benefits in N.Y. After Run-In With Co-Worker’s Husband

A former manager at a New York supermarket is due workers’ compensation benefits for his preexisting post-traumatic stress disorder condition, which was exacerbated during his employment because of threatening conduct by a co-worker’s husband, a New York appellate court ruled. …

Maine Man Found Guilty of Workers’ Comp Fraud

An Aroostook County jury in Maine has convicted a northern Maine man of theft of more than $10,000 in workers’ compensation benefits. Prosecutors said last Friday that 63-year-old Stephen Tucker Sr. received more than $45,000 in benefits after injuring his …

Nebraska Store Manager Who Was Shot to Get Workers’ Comp Benefits

An Omaha, Neb., clothing store manager shot up to nine times in an act of revenge for reporting an earlier robbery is entitled to compensation for drug and alcohol rehab and treatment of post-traumatic stress syndrome following the shooting. The …