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New Taxpayer ID & Mailing Address for the North Carolina Industrial Commission

New Taxpayer ID & Mailing Address for the North Carolina Industrial Commission New Taxpayer Identification Number Effective November 1, the NCIC’s Taxpayer Identification Number will be 56-1401519. Please make any checks to the Industrial Commission payable to Department of Insurance-Industrial Commission. New U.S. Mail Address Changes to NCIC Effective November 1, the NCIC’s Mail Service Center […]

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Reigning in the Parsons Presumption, Part II

In the Summer, 2016 Edition of this Publication, we addressed certain recent developments with regard to the “Parsons presumption.”  Since that time, a decision by the North Carolina Supreme Court and subsequent action taken by the General Assembly of North Carolina has further clarified the extent to which the “Parsons presumption” will be applied. By […]

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North Carolina Industrial Commission Makes Changes To Sanction Amounts

North Carolina Industrial Commission Changes Sanction Amount for Late Filing of Forms 60, 61, or 63 The North Carolina Industrial Commission has just announced that: Effective December 1, 2017, the following changes will go into effect for sanctions issued pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 97-18(j): The amount sanctioned upon Carriers/Employers for failing to file […]

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CMS Further Revises the Requirements of the WCMSA Amended Review Process

On July 12, 2017, we issued an alert explaining the new WCMSA re-review process, which is referred to as the “Amended Review” process.  A link to that alert can be found here.  Since that alert, CMS has added another requirement to be able to take advantage of the Amended Review process, which is noted in […]

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Legislature Amends § 97-82 to Clarify Which Injuries Are Accepted Pursuant to A Form 60

The North Carolina Legislature and Governor Roy Cooper have passed a law clarifying that an employer’s acceptance of the compensability of a specific injury on a Form 60 or Form 63 Section 1 shall not extend the “Parsons presumption” to injuries and conditions other than those specifically listed on the Form 60 or Form 63 Section 1. The North Carolina Legislature enacted […]

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Certain Old WCMSAs may now be Re-reviewed by CMS!

A Second Bite at the Apple? CMS Expands the WCMSA Re-Review Process Do you have cases that you cannot settle due to an outdated, CMS-approved WCMSA?  If so, there is good news – CMS has expanded its WCMSA Re-Review process, which allows for resubmission of those old CMS-approved WCMSAs in certain situations. Section 12.4 of […]

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Industrial Commission Increases Efforts to Identify and Prosecute Uninsured Employers, Part II

A prior post contained the first of this two-part installment about the North Carolina Industrial’s Commission’s efforts during the past couple of years to deter employers subject to the Workers’ Compensation Act from failing to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This second and final installment of the series further explores the issue and information presented in […]

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The Supreme Court Expands The Parsons Presumption

The Supreme Court has issued the much-anticipated decision which impacts the application of the Parsons presumption in claims accepted on a Form 60.  In Wilkes v. City of Greenville, 368PA15 (June 9, 2017), the Employee was involved in a work-related motor vehicle accident.  The defendant accepted the claim via a Form 60, and expressly limited […]

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Industrial Commission Increases Efforts to Identify and Prosecute Uninsured Employers, Part I

Recent developments in the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s efforts to deter employers subject to the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act from failing to carry workers’ compensation insurance are worthy of attention by all North Carolina employers. The developments may be of specific interest to those in the Trucking and Transportation sector due to the varied […]

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