Disability insurance reduction effort at Walmart

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Following a ruling in favor of the retail giant by the Supreme Court, workers may now find coverage more challenging. Last week, at the same time that Walmart was facing a new round of criticism regarding its extremely low wages for many workers – and an effort to overcome that reputation with promotions for about 25,000 American employees along with raises in pay – the retail giant was simultaneously working to convince the Supreme Court to make it easier for the company to avoid paying disability insurance benefits. This ruling…

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Workers compensation board in Alaska moves to lower costs

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Last week, they were seeking input from the public in order to gain ideas to reduce the rising expenses. The Alaska Workers Compensation board reached out to the public last week to help them to build ideas and receive the input of residents to be able to more effectively manage the rising costs associated with the coverage. Meetings were held by the board members in Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, and Kenai. The opportunity was taken in those locations to help to gain ideas to help to stem the rising costs associated…

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Workers compensation facing reforms in Tennessee

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 The state’s Capitol Hill has placed the coverage overhaul at the top of their list. Tennessee’s workers compensation system is facing some changes as reforms to legislation in the state are made in order to make job creation more attractive, but while still protecting employees who are injured while on the job. House Bill 194 is aimed at reducing business costs while making several coverage improvements. The goal of H.B. 194 is to make workers compensation more affordable to businesses, while it boosts the predictability of the coverage, betters the…

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Workers compensation study draws attention from NC employees

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Those hired by the state in North Carolina are seeking to participate in upcoming research. Employees of the state of North Carolina, as well as their advocates, have announced that they feel that their voice should be included in research that will help in the planning of their workers compensation plans for the future. They have said that they deserve to be able to contribute in the plans for their upcoming coverage. The study in question is one that legislators in the state will be using for the creation of…

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Workers compensation bill signed by California governor

California Governor Jerry Brown on Workers Compensation bill

Gov. Jerry Brown has approved the bill to revamp the state’s injured employee insurance program. California Governor Jerry Brown has added his signature to a bill that will help to boost the workers compensation disability benefits for employees who are injured on the job, while at the same time keeping the cost of the premiums under control. The bill was first approved by lawmakers last month, on the final day of session. A rush was placed on the workers compensation bill’s approval after Brown, himself, gave a personal appeal for…

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Workers compensation rate increase proposal rejected in Massachusetts

Joseph Murphy, the Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner on workers compensation plan

State Division of Insurance turns down the requested changes. The Massachusetts Division of Insurance has revealed that they have rejected the proposal that was made to increase the rates for workers compensation by 18.8 percent. The outcome of this will bring about no changes to the rates. The decision was made after having undergone a hearing process that lasted five months. The result is that there will not be any change to the current workers compensation rate. According to a statement from the Division of Insurance, this is expected to…

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