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Kamin: Gov. Brown's Last Round of WC Legislation 11/16/2018
Source: John P. Kamin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 138 | 0
Outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a controversial bill during his last legislative session that would have nullified a California appellate court decision by limiting apportionment to nonindustrial factors, while approving less controversial bills benefiting peace officers and anti-fraud investiga...Read More
 
 

Furtado: Quest for the Holy Grail in Workers' Comp 11/15/2018
By: Karen Furtado
State: NA | Segment: Top | 221 | 0
Quotes from only five data points, or even fewer? Name your number, and you can find an insurer looking to transform the sales experience to match. ...Read More
 
 

Gelman: The Workplace Is Getting Safer 11/14/2018
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NA | Segment: Top | 36 | 0
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has confirmed the steady decline in accidents and injuries on the job. They have declined for 14 years. This data mirrors the steady decline of workers' compensation claims and the change of the U.S. workplace from manufacturing to service.  ...Read More
 
 

Donovan: Stemming a Deadly Epidemic 11/13/2018
By: Amy Donovan
State: CA | Segment: Top | 199 | 0
In 2016, a stunning 42,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses. Opioid addiction has become national news in recent years, as political candidates, medical groups and others have introduced proposals on how to drive down the number of people who are at risk for addiction and overdose. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: And the Big Winner of the 2018 Midterms Is: Medicaid 11/08/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 110 | 0
Three deep red states voted to expand Medicaid, and a fourth voted in a governor who will comply with her state’s 2017 referendum results and do the same. ...Read More
 
 

Moore: National Adjuster License vs. Reciprocal Exchange Agreements 11/12/2018
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 105 | 0
The subject of national adjuster licenses created quite a bit of buzz. WorkCompCentral published an article on this very subject a few weeks ago.    ...Read More
 
 

Young: Loosey-Goosey 11/09/2018
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 98 | 0
Over the years I’ve been amazed about the loosey-goosey approach many attorneys have toward the qualified medical evaluator process. ...Read More
 
 

McFaul and Doornink: Would You Like to Share Attorney Fees? 11/07/2018
Source: Anna McFaul and Christy Doornink
State: WA | Segment: Top | 156 | 0
Typically, parties are responsible for paying their own attorney’s fees. There are some exceptions to this, such as when a person is forced to litigate to recover an award or when other persons or entities who want to share in the award must also share the responsibility for the attorney fe...Read More
 
 

Lakshmikanthan: Payoffs for AI in Commercial Insurance 11/06/2018
By: Jayant Lakshmikanthan
State: NA | Segment: Top | 193 | 0
The commercial insurance industry is in an early and exciting stage of adopting artificial intelligence. With widespread acceptance, AI is slated to provide a large source of value and a be key driver of competitive advantage going forward. ...Read More
 
 

Anders: Apparent Change in CMS Policy Expands Inclusion of Lyrica in MSAs 11/05/2018
Source: Dan Anders
State: NA | Segment: Top | 72 | 0
Lyrica is a brand name-only medication that costs $8.91 per pill at 150 milligrams. Over a 20-year life expectancy, this is close to $200,000 in an Medicare set-aside allocation. ...Read More
 
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