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Grinberg: WCAB Panel Provides Guidance on TD Due After P&S but Prior to Surgery 01/28/2021
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Sometimes injured workers are faced with a daunting choice: undergoing surgery or having their temporary disability checks cut off. ...Read More

Moore: Claims Adjusting: It's Over in 48 Hours 01/26/2021
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
Workers' comp claims adjusting for new claims is over in 48 hours. I know, it sounds like a bold statement. The old paradigm used to be 24 hours. I am giving the adjusters a break. ...Read More

Young: The 2021 Workers Comp Zone Quiz 01/25/2021
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Each January, Workers Comp Zone begins the year with a quiz. The quiz gives soothsayers out there a chance to weigh in on likely events and trends we will see in California workers’ comp over the next year. ...Read More

Geaney: Appellate Division Affirms Dismissal of Occupational Tinnitus Claim 01/22/2021
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 0
There are not many Appellate Division decisions on occupational hearing loss and tinnitus, which is why the decision is of interest in Donzella v. SG Performance ...Read More

Grinberg: Comp Insurance for All Licensed Contractors 01/21/2021
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Please allow me to use the mighty soapbox to denounce the machinations of our friends in Sacramento once again. ...Read More

Forman: Facebook Friends and Conflicts of Interest 01/20/2021
By: Zachary T. Forman
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Many questions keep me up late at night and into the early morning. You know, those questions that circle around and around in your head searching for an answer. ...Read More
Zachry: Best Practices for Claims Departments to Maximize the Effectiveness of an Audit 01/19/2021
By: Bill Zachry
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
As a claims supervisor, I reacted very poorly to my first workers' compensation claims audit. I went through the familiar stages that one does when first audited: ...Read More

Paduda: Haven Healthcare's Demise Offers Lessons for Workers' Comp 01/15/2021
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
Haven Healthcare, the Amazon-JPMorgan-Berkshire Hathaway joint venture intended to reinvent health care, is no more. The quest to improve access to primary care, simplify insurance coverage and make prescription drugs more affor...Read More
Mussack: How to Apply COLA to Lifetime Benefits 01/14/2021
By: Tim Mussack
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
With the arrival of the new year, it’s time to bust out our calculators and prepare and update cost-of-living adjustments. As of Jan. 1, all continuing permanent total and life pension benefits (70% PD or greater) for date of injuries of Jan. 1, 2003, and later should be increa...Read More

Snyder: Remote Mediation for Non-English Speakers 01/13/2021
By: Teddy Snyder
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
You’re ready for your remote video mediation. Everyone has the latest version of the technology and knows how to join. You rehearsed with your client; maybe you did a practice session with the mediator. You submitted the mediation confidentiality form and contact form. Now you can concentra...Read More
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