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The OWCA Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs team constantly monitors the latest legislative and regulatory activity that impacts you and the services we provide.

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May 20, 2020 · Policy Matters team
Listed below are brief updates on several recent policy developments across the country. Read more...
April 29, 2020 · Policy Matters team
Listed below are brief updates on several recent policy developments across the country. Read more...
April 09, 2020 · Policy Matters team
Montana requests insurers delay formulary implementation for legacy claims until COVID-19 crisis passes. And New York modifies formulary to extend implementation date for legacy scripts until January 1, 2021. Read more...
April 08, 2020 · Policy Matters team
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has declared that physicians are permitted to dispense medications to injured workers, and that an injured worker shall have full and free choice to utilize their physician for medication dispensing, as well as any other pharmacy or pharmacist. Read more...
April 03, 2020 · Policy Matters team
Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, state governors, regulators and legislatures have initiated a range of urgent policy changes or directives to facilitate response and mitigation efforts, including at the workers’ compensation level. This heightened focus has diverted some attention away from other policy developments. Read more...
April 02, 2020 · From the desk of David W. Young
While there are many unknowns, Optum Workers’ Compensation and Auto No-Fault is committed to our customers, claimants and our team members. We remain fully staffed and operational and continue to ensure that the injured person is receiving the right treatment at the right time for the right duration and for the most appropriate cost. Read more...
March 23, 2020 · Policy Matters team
Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the webinars scheduled for April 7, 8, 22 and 23, 2020 will be postponed to a later date. Read more...
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