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Anders: Celebrex, Abilify Price Drops Trigger MSA Reductions 12/15/2020
By: Daniel Anders
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
Recently, the lowest average wholesale price of 200 milligram Celebrex and the price of multiple strengths of Abilify dropped dramatically, resulting in major cost savings to Medicare set-aside allocations. ...Read More
 
 

Torrey: 2020's Top 8 Books for the Workers' Compensation Professional 12/14/2020
By: David B. Torrey
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
Here are my humble recommendations with regard to the best books for the workers’ compensation professional for 2020. ...Read More
 
 

Geaney: Insurance Carrier Failed to Prove Proper Cancellation of Policy 12/11/2020
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 0
It remains very difficult for New Jersey insurers to cancel policies in workers’ compensation. Strict compliance with N.J.SA. 34:15-81 is required because the state’s policy favors continuation of insurance coverage. ...Read More
 
 

Duff: Coverage of Adverse Reactions From Employer-Required COVID-19 Vaccination 12/10/2020
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
A member of the press asked me whether illness caused by an adverse reaction to an employer-required COVID-19 vaccine would be covered under workers’ compensation. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Delays in Treatment = Delays in Recovery 12/09/2020
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
Almost 400,000 surgeries (of all types) were canceled each week during the 12-week COVID peak this spring. ...Read More
 
 

Geaney: The Crucial Difference Between Impairment and Disability 12/08/2020
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 0
Understanding the difference between “impairment” and “disability” is important in properly reserving files and in defending workers’ compensation cases. ...Read More
 
 

Moore: Watch the Reserves 12/07/2020
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
When does a reopened workers' comp claim cost more budget for insured and self-insured employers? ...Read More
 
 

Duff: Businesses (and Others) May Negligently Expose You to Coronavirus With Impunity 12/04/2020
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1
If you work in the gig economy, you are not (or so the giggers contend) an employee and are, therefore, not entitled to workers’ compensation (among other employee rights). ...Read More
 
 

Grinberg: TD Due When Modified Duty Ended in COVID Shutdown 12/03/2020
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Lest we all forget that coronavirus not only dogs our steps out in the real world, allow me to remind you that COVID-19 also casts a long shadow over the workers' compensation world. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: COVID-19 Litigation Update 12/02/2020
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 0
The litigation environment for COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 in Florida has not evolved much recently. The latest litigation statistics from mid-November 2020 do not reflect that a significant volume of such claims is entering the litigation process. ...Read More
 
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