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VIAW Newswire 06.14.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

CA Temporary Total Disability Rates For 2014 Announced
Sacramento, CA ( – The minimum and maximum temporary total disability (TTD) rates for 2014 will increase on Jan. 1, 2014. The minimum TTD rate will increase from $160 to $161.19 and the maximum TTD rate will increase from $1,066.72 to $1,074.64 per week.

CA Division of Workers’ Compensation Releases 2013 Medical Access Study
San Francisco, CA – The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently released its 2013 study on access to medical care for injured workers, which finds that most workers have nearby access to providers and are satisfied with the medical care they receive.

CWCI Names Rena David COO/CFO
Oakland, CA – Rena B. David has been named the Chief Operations and Chief Financial Officer of the California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI), the Oakland-based nonprofit organization that serves as the research and educational arm of the California workers’ compensation industry.

California board will audit executive jobs filled by retirees
The State Personnel Board has decided to begin auditing the practice of retired annuitants getting career executive assignments.

VA disability claims for sleep apnea skyrocket to over $1.2 billion per year
The Department of Veterans Affairs is reportedly spending over $1.2 billion per year to treat sleep apnea, leading one attorney to call on Congress to investigate.

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