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Archive | February, 2015

Colorado Workers’ Compensation Claim Timelines: A Helpful Overview

Workers compensation benefits can provide you with essential financial support while you recover from a workplace injury – but the journey to getting them can be complicated, especially considering that: There are various timelines that have to be met in order for claims to proceed smoothly. Missing Colorado workers compensation claim timelines can result in […]

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Division of Workers’ Compensation to Soon to Issue “Medical Treatment Guidelines Reference Guide for Adjusters”

  The Division of Workers’ Compensation’s All About Claims newsletter indicates that the Division of Workers’ Compensation is working on a new electronic reference guide for adjusters entitled “Medical Treatment Guidelines Reference Guide for Adjusters.” The four most important elements to be featured in the new guide include: procedures or services which require Prior Authorization […]

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REMINDER: Statutory Changes to the Designated Provider List

Effective April 15, 2015, § 8-43-404(5) will require employers to increase the number of physicians which must be offered to an employee on the Designated Provider List from two to four physicians, corporate medical providers or a combination of both, where available. At least one of the designated providers must be at a distinct location […]

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Claimant’s Attorney’s Negligence May Be a Reasonable Excuse for Failure to File a Claim Within the Two-Year Statute of Limitations

Section 8-43-103(2) creates a two-year statute of limitations to file a claim for compensation. However, the statute also extends the statute of limitations to three years where it is established that a “reasonable excuse exists for the failure to file” a claim for compensation. An attorney’s negligence in filing the claim for compensation timely may […]

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Employee’s Cost of Converting Health Insurance Under COBRA

Section 8-40-201(19) provides that the term “wages” shall include “the amount of the employee’s cost of continuing the employer’s group health insurance plan and, upon termination of the continuation, the employee’s cost of conversion to a similar or lesser insurance plan.” Recently, an employer raised an interesting defense to the claimant’s request to increase his […]

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