202003.20
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Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission issues Update

The IL IWCC just issued the following update: Beginning Monday March 23, 2020, the Commission will move forward with the below Emergency Motion Call for EMERGENCY motions, ONLY. An “Emergency Arbitrator” will be available at the locations and on the dates and times set in the below schedule (this will be updated on a weekly…

202003.16
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COVID-19 Update: Ohio Industrial Commission

The Ohio Industrial Commission announced yesterday that all workers’ compensation hearings will be continued on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Until further notice, beginning Wednesday, March 18, the Commission will begin conducting hearings by telephone for the following issues: permanent total disability, temporary total disability or the termination of temporary total disability,…

202003.16
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COVID-19 Update: Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation

A message from the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation: In the interest of your health and safety, and that of employees at the Division of Workers’ Compensation, please note: Routine matters can be handled by email and tele-conference: See the local office docketing email chart on the DWC website and below to submit requests for…

202003.16
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Iowa Worker’s Compensation Commissioner Orders Video Hearings

A message from the Iowa Worker’s Compensation Commission: The Iowa Worker’s Compensation Commissioner, in an effort to help mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus,  issued an Order on March 13, 2020 providing that all hearing scheduled through June 16, 2020 will no longer proceed as in-person hearings.  Instead all regular proceeding hearings shall be…

202003.16
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Michigan Workers’ Compensation Hearings Update Related to COVID-19

A message from the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity: In accordance with Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), effective March 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm, the Workers’ Disability Compensation Agency and the Workers’ Compensation Board of…

202003.16
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COVID-19 Update from the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission

From the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Commission: In light of the unprecedented severity of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, in the interests of health and safety, at the Monday March 16, 2020, meeting of the Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chairman Michael J. Brennan will be calling for a vote to suspend all normal in-person arbitration and Commission review…

202003.13
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A Message from I&F Regarding COVID-19 / Coronavirus

The spread of COVID-19 has obviously raised significant issues for employers throughout the world. Employers face uncertainty around what they can and should do to promote the health and well-being of their workforce while navigating federal, state, and local regulations and while considering rapidly changing government warnings and restrictions. Although the current circumstances will likely…

201903.15
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IL Gov. Pritzker shakes up IWCC with New Appointments

Earlier today, Gov. Pritzker announced that he is appointing Michael Brennan as Chairman of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. He replaces Joan Fratiani-Atsaves. Other Commission appointments include two, new Public Commissioners. Moving up from her arbitrator position and replacing Mike Brennan is Barbara Flores. Josh Luskin is being replaced by Maria Portela. Both of the Labor Commissioners also…

201712.21
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Efforts to Increase Illinois Medical Fee Schedule Thwarted by the IWCC

Earlier this year, the Medical Fee Advisory Board to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission passed a Motion (5-3) recommending that the IWCC increase certain medical CPT coded fees by 30%.  Section 8.2 of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act grants the IWCC authority to make changes in the Fee Schedule when there exists “a significant limitation…