Copyright

(c) 2016 Jon L Gelman, All Rights Reserved.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Live webcast: The State Workers' Compensation Forum - Oct 5, 2016 10:00am EDT


Live webcast: The State Workers' Compensation Forum

Oct 5, 2016 10:00am EDT


Washington DC: Missed the opportunity to register for October 5th State Workers’ Compensation Forum co-hosted by the Department of Labor and the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI)?

CMS 2016 Recovery Thresholds for Workers’ Compensation Settlements, Judgments, Awards or Other Payments

2016 Recovery Thresholds for Certain Liability Insurance, No-Fault Insurance, and Workers’ Compensation Settlements, Judgments, Awards or Other Payments 

As required by section 1862(b) of the Social Security Act, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has reviewed the costs related to collecting Medicare’s conditional payments and compared this to recovery amounts.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

FL-Stahl : SCOTUS Petitioned for Certiorari - A Constitutional Challenge to the Workers' Compensation System

The United States Supreme Court was petitioned in the matter of Stahl v Hialeah raising constitutional issues in the present workers' compensation system in Florida. The Florida program mirrors trending aspects of other state programs that have also been questioned on constitutional grounds.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation Law Seminar 2016 - Available from NJICLE



Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation Law Seminar

Wed. Sept. 14, 2016  Ÿ Law Center, New Brunswick 5-8:35p

This year’s program will focus on professional and ethical responsibilities concerning disclosure and protection of client confidential information throughout the course of discovery and litigation, with specific emphasis on the pretrial conference.

The seminar +reviews the Professional Code of Responsibility and it’s integration with the Rules and procedures of The Division of Workers' Compensation, and The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). 

NASI & USDOL: State of Workers' Compensation Forum Oct 5 2016

The Department of Labor and the National Academy of Social Insurance invite you to the State Workers’ Compensation Forum featuring remarks from Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, William J. Arnone, CEO of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin, Social Security Administration.

Workers' Compensation "Demise of the Grand Bargain" Seminar Papers Online

The 2016 workers' compensation "Grand Bargain" seminar sponsored by the Pound Civil Justice Institute has posted the draft seminar papers online in PDF format and are available for download. The 2016 Academic Symposium is entitled, "The Demise of the Grand Bargain: Compensation for Injured Workers in the 21st Century."

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Zika: The Next Compensable Infectious Disease



Workers' Compensation insures for the consequences of infectious diseases arising out of and in the course of employment. Is the system ready for a potential onslaught of Zika claims?

The NJ Supreme Court in establishing compensability in an occupational disease cited Justice Learned Hand, “Few adults are not diseased … an infection mastered, though latent, is no longer a disease, industrially speaking, until the individual's resistance is again so far lowered that he succumbs.” Bober v. Independent Plating Corp., 28 N.J. 160, 145 A.2d 463 (1958).