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Video: New York Workers’ Compensation Law Changes

The New York Workers’ Compensation Law was changed on April 10, 2017. Lois LLC held a webinar for clients and guests on how the statutory changes will affect employers, carriers, and self insureds in New York.

Subject: New York, Workers’ Compensation Law, Reforms
Date Presented: April 12, 2017
Presenter(s): Greg Lois, Esq.
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New Budget Contains Workers’ Compensation Reforms in New York

Last night New York’s State Senate passed the Budget and associated bills. Senate Bill S2009C contains many changes to the New York Workers’ Compensation Law.

Good for employers and carriers:

  1. Temporary disability benefits are limited to 2.5 years, after which payments of temp are credited to permanency. Source: Part NNN, Subpart A. (Of course, this is subject to exceptions, which we will discuss in the training).
  2. Simplifying the drug formulary. The bill requires the creation of a simple formulary, listing the medications which can be dispensed and are pre approved. The MTGs already list drugs – this may simply the review of medications prescribed. Source; Part NNN, Subpart C.
  3. Changes to the Disability Duration Guidelines & Scheduled Loss of Use findings. The Guidelines are used to determine the nature and extent of permanent residual disability in New York. The procedures for determining Schedule Loss of Use injuries will be reevaluated.

Bad for Employers:

  1. Permanent partially disabled claimants will no longer have to establish that they have not “voluntarily removed” themselves from the workforce to remain eligible for ongoing partial disability benefits. Source: Part NNN, Subpart A.
  2. Lowering the “safety net” from 80% partial disability to 75% disabled in order to qualify for extended permanent disability benefits when the initial allocation expires. Source: Part NNN, Subpart A, S2, 3.

How will this affect you?

Join our live training on Wednesday (https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7412506454627418882) for a preview of how these new laws will change the practice in New York:

1:00 EST Session 

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Presented by: Greg Lois, 1PM EST Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

When there is an Injury on the Job – The Employer’s Response.

We go deep on the State-required initial contacts to the petitioner/claimant.

Are you doing it right? Do your initial contact materials sent to the claimant meet New York’s requirements? Do you take advantage of the law allowing you to direct the claimant on where to fill her prescriptions? Contain all the notices and information required by the State, including information about medical choices?

Join us for an in-depth, single-subject webinar on Wednesday October 26, 2016.

Register here:

Register for in Depth Webinar Oct 26th

Can’t make the live training?

Attorney Christian Sison of Lois LLC offers a FREE evaluation of your initial response documentation. Christian will review your boilerplate response to injuries and make sure you meet the State’s requirements. Don’t have a ready response to injury? Worse, not sure what your risk professionals are sending to the injured worker?

Christian helps companies create their New York-compliant responses.  Contact Christian for a FREE review of your current intake package with tips and practical advice for getting compliant.

Contact Christian Sison

Post-Webinar Video: Practical Guide to Defending New Jersey Occupational Exposure Claims

Here is the post-webinar video from our most recent presentation, “Defending Occupationals” from our New Jersey workers’ compensation webinar training series. The complete archive of prior presentations is here.

Join us for our monthly webinars on New York and New Jersey workers’ compensation law. Click here to register.

Subject: New Jersey, Workers’ Compensation Law, Occupational Exposure, Repetitive Stress Injuries
Date Presented: September 26, 2016
Presenter(s): Greg Lois, Esq.
Run time: 19:07

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Post-Webinar Video: Defending Occupational Exposure Claims in New York

Here is the post-webinar video from our most recent presentation, “Defending Occupationals” from our New York webinar training series. The complete archive of prior presentations is here.

Join us for our monthly webinars on New York and New Jersey workers’ compensation law. Click here to register.

Subject: New York, Workers’ Compensation Law, Medical Benefits, Nonacute Pain Management Guidelines
Date Presented: August 15, 2016
Presenter(s): Declan Gourley, Esq.Thomas Park, Esq., and Greg Lois, Esq.
Run time: 19:07

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