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Fight worker's comp change

...provision of the bill sets up an "appeals commission" composed of three highly paid political appointees. This appeals commission will cost over $300,000...judge. This new in-house appeals commission will do the job instead. They...

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Opinion
Alaska editorial: Red flags in new workers' comp law

...calculating workers' benefits, how chronic pain and other medical conditions will be covered and whether the new appeals commission concentrates too much power in the hands of the governor. Critics say this legislation, which even its supporters...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060705/opi_20050607005.shtml
Opinion
New workers' comp statute likely to see court challenge

...establishes a five-member appeals commission for disputed claims, bypassing...compensation appeals lawyer, said the appeals commission could violate the separation...the Legislature. He said the appeals commission also requires members to have...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053005/sta_20050530002.shtml
News
New workers' comp statute likely to see court challenge

...establishes a five-member appeals commission for disputed claims, bypassing...compensation appeals lawyer, said the appeals commission could violate the separation...the Legislature. He said the appeals commission also requires members to have...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053005/leg_20050530002.shtml
Legislator
Governor's approval rating near nation's worst

...private retirement accounts. The other would overhaul workers' compensation to cap medical fees and assemble an appeals commission. The bills would affect thousands of Alaskans. The Alaska Public Employees Association and the National Education...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051305/sta_20050513022.shtml
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Breaking Ground in 2005

...1, 2006. Legislators also overhauled the state's workers compensation laws. The bill set up a five-member appeals commission to hear claims. Supporters said the panel will take the load off state courts that review 30 to 40 appeals annually...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/123005/loc_20051230014.shtml
News
My turn: Alaska needs workers' compensation reform now

...providers and require providers to use generic drugs, so workers get quality care at an affordable price. Establish an Appeals Commission to provide faster, more consistent decisions of appeals. Resolve disputes faster and more easily by removing the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041305/opi_20050413024.shtml
Opinion
Court sides with guard in workers' comp dispute

...Kelly. Kelly became a correctional officer in 1987, according to paperwork from the Alaska Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission. According to his testimony to the workers' comp board, after five years of working at the Cook Inlet Pretrial...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112409/sta_528418854.shtml
Impasse could last until the bitter end, some say

...contention is a plan to change workers' compensation regulations. The Senate and the governor want to appoint an appeals commission to speed up the court process and do away with a fund that helps workers injured for a second time. The House wants...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052205/sta_20050522005.shtml
News
Northwest Digest

...protesting provisions to create a governor-appointed appeals commission and to pay only claims in which a work-related...pool of workers eligible for compensation, the appeals commission creates an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy, and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081005/sta_20050810017.shtml
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