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Workers' Compensation News

GCs in Mass: Comp's Not-So-Exclusive Remedy 05/26/2011
State: MA | Segment: | 512 | 0
By Jon CoppelmanLynch Ryan & AssociatesHenry C. Becker Custom Building Limited was doing some construction work in Newburyport, Mass. They hired the Great Green Barrier Co. to do some waterproofing. They apparently did not ask for a certificate of insurance; Great Green Barrier...Read More
Grabbing Hold of the Tail 05/05/2011
By: Bill Zachry
State: NA | Segment: | 645 | 0
By Bill ZachrySafeway Inc.This missive is intended for the actuaries in my audience. It's regarding "Estimating the Workers' Compensation Tail," a 2004 report by Richard E. Sherman and Gordon F. Diss (available on the ...Read More
Gov. Quinn Weighs in with his Two Bits on WC Reform 04/11/2011
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 381 | 0
By Eugene KeefeKeefe, Campbell & AssociatesWe are being constantly bombarded with questions about workers' comp WC reform. We are certain there are about five different bills, all of them confusing and have mild to moderate chances of passing. We are certain the various for...Read More
Guidelines Beyond the Sound Bite and Marketing Hype 01/21/2011
State: NA | Segment: | 360 | 0
By Joe PadudaCompPharma and Health Strategy AssociatesIs medicine science, art, some combination of the two, or something else?That's not an idle question.If you're trying to get more scientific about how you practice medicine or what services/proced...Read More
Genex Buys Intracorp: More than Just Another Deal 11/11/2010
State: NA | Segment: | 720 | 0
By Joe PadudaHealth Strategy Associates and CompPharmaIn what has to go down as the worst-kept secret in the investment community "EH-ver" (say out loud like a 14-year-old female), Genex announced today that they will buy Intracorp's workers' comp business from Cigna....Read More
Good News, Good Job: Disability Duration Guidelines 09/30/2010
State: NY | Segment: | 420 | 0
By Michael T. BernsAfter several years of contentious meetings, The New York State Workers' Compensation Board’s Advisory Committee and Task Force has completed a major step towards meeting the goal of the 2007 Amendment to the Workers' Compensation Law: the 108-page Disabi...Read More
Governor is Acting Above the Law 01/06/2010
State: CA | Segment: | 397 | 0
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Genetics and Workers' Compensation Claims 12/22/2009
By: Jon Gelman
State: NA | Segment: | 566 | 0
By Jon GelmanGenetic predisposition to occupational illness and disease presents a complex issue in workers’ compensation claims and health technology assessment. New methods now permit the identification of individuals who have risk factors establishing a greater propensity for di...Read More
Good Medicine is Good Work Comp Policy 10/19/2009
State: CA | Segment: | 467 | 0
By Thomas CalderonAs the California Workers Compensation debate has raged on in recent years we have seen business, labor, applicant attorneys and medical providers square off in battle, doing their best to protect their interests.  All have good arguments.  All have a major st...Read More
Governor Signs Predesignation Bill 10/13/2009
State: CA | Segment: | 480 | 0
By Julius YoungIn what will be a surprise to the conventional wisdom, Governor Schwarzenegger has signed Senate Bill 186, a bill which extends the right to predesignate a physician for workers' comp treatment.Under the 2004 SB 899 reforms, the right to predesignate was sc...Read More
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