New York State Workers’ Compensation Board News

New York State Workers’ Compensation Board Proposes New Medical Fee Schedule

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has released a proposed increase in medical reimbursement to providers who treat workers’ compensation patients. The proposed medical fee schedule includes an overall fee increase for all provider types, as well as additional …

New York Board Proposes 11.7% Decrease in Workers’ Comp Rates

The New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board (NYCIRB), a non-governmental rate service organization, has proposed an 11.7% decrease in the overall loss cost level in New York State. The change was proposed in its 2018 loss cost filing with the …

Woods Named Executive Director of New York Workers’ Compensation Board

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the appointment of Mary Beth Woods as executive director of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, where she had been acting director. Woods succeeds Mark Wade who left the executive director …

NYS Comp Board Vice Chair’s Laptop, Phones Seized: Report

Agents from the office of New York Attorney General and the FBI last week seized documents, a laptop and cell phones belonging to Frances Libous, vice chair of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board and wife of New York …

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. …

NYS Comp Board, Comic Tina Fey’s Reps Clear Up Workers’ Comp Issue

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board had filed a $79,000 judgment against comic Tina Fey on March 20 for an alleged “failure to carry workers’ comp ins.,” for a period from Nov. 20, 2012, to Feb. 02, 2014, according …

N.Y. Workers’ Comp Board to Transition Established UEF Claims Management to Triad Group

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board recently announced it will transition the management of established Uninsured Employers’ Fund (UEF) claims to the Triad Group, LLC effective Jan. 13, 2014. Triad Group, based in Troy, N.Y., is a professional service …

New York Issues $370M in Bonds to Resolve Workers’ Compensation Claims

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last Friday the state issued $370 million in bonds to assist businesses in failed group self-insured trusts fulfill their obligations to their injured workers. The bonding is made possible in Gov. Cuomo’s 2013 Business …

N.Y. Settling Worker-Insurance Claims With AAA Issue: Muni Deals

The New York Dormitory Authority is borrowing $370 million this week to repay workers’ compensation claims, the first sale under a regulatory overhaul that Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo said will save $1.2 billion. The issue is the first of as …

NYS Workers’ Comp Board Presses On to Resolve Group Trust Liabilities

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is pressing on with its effort to resolve the liability problems stemming from collapsed group self-insured trusts. WCB has been taking a multi-pronged approach to tackle the problems in the past few …