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Duff: Reopening the Economy at Any Cost? 04/27/2020
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 380 | 0
One of my favorite commentators, Nassim Taleb, thinks the Covid-19 experience is a white swan, not a black one. (He predicted the event — or one a lot like it — back in 2007. And I am under the impression that it has always been just a matter of time). ...Read More

Paduda: COVID-19's Impact on Workers' Comp: Claim Type 04/24/2020
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 661 | 0
While we’re still wrapping our heads around COVID-19, it is increasingly clear that the pandemic will have implications for the workers’ comp industry that are deep and broad. ...Read More

Salem: Appeals Board Reaffirms Direct and Natural Consequence Rule 04/23/2020
By: Jane Salem
State: TN | Segment: Top | 236 | 0
The state Workers' Compensation Appeals Board released two opinions last Friday, deciding cases it heard at oral argument on March 24. ...Read More

Moore: WCIRB X-Mod Decision Gives Employers COVID Reprieve — Sort Of 04/22/2020
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 486 | 0
The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau experience modifier decision this week should provide employers somewhat of a break for incurring COVID-19-related claims. ...Read More

Grinberg: COVID-19 Presumption Revisited 04/21/2020
State: CA | Segment: Top | 583 | 1
COVID-19 has had quite an impact on attending hearings before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. ...Read More

Paduda: Catching Up 04/20/2020
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 385 | 0
The brilliant minds at the Workers Compensation Research Institute aren’t slacking while WFH (working from home). Their latest is the 20th edition of the CompScope state-specific reports detailing the performance of 18 state workers’ compensation systems. ...Read More

Fruin: How to Address Workers' Compensation Claims From Telecommuters 04/17/2020
By: Shawna G. Fruin
State: WA | Segment: Top | 442 | 0
Given Washington’s stay-at-home orders, many employers made quick arrangements to have a significant amount of their workforce telecommute from home. ...Read More

Zachry: Cost Drivers vs. Defense Attorney 'Churn' Methods 04/16/2020
By: Bill Zachry
State: NA | Segment: Top | 405 | 0
The defense attorney is an important partner in achieving optimum outcomes on claims. But just because I have listed areas of potential mischief does not mean that they should be treated as an enemy. ...Read More

Moore: COVID-19 Compensability Conundrum: Who's Covering What? 04/15/2020
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 625 | 0
The COVID-19 compensability conundrum will arrive later this year when workers' comp claims adjusters have to make difficult and complicated decisions.    ...Read More

Hagmueller: COVID-19's Impact on Insurance and Delivery of Care 04/14/2020
By: Gary Hagmueller
State: NA | Segment: Top | 929 | 0
In just the past few weeks, two new forces have emerged that will reshape the workers’ comp system for years to come. ...Read More
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