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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
 
 

Castillo: A Fate No Worker Should Suffer 01/12/2021
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Fatal occupational injuries in California rose again to their highest level in 11 years, recording more than 400 deaths for the second year in a row and further exposing the inequities faced by Latinx and older workers. ...Read More
 
 

Walls: Perils of Pandemic Premium Audits 01/11/2021
By: Mark Walls
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
Because workers’ compensation premiums are usually driven by employer payroll, carriers audit the payroll figures to ensure that the worker classifications are accurate and that the premiums reflect the covered risks. ...Read More
 
 

Fish: Attorney General Says Vaccination Side Effects Are Covered by Comp 01/08/2021
By: Mike Fish
State: AL | Segment: Top | 0
At least, that was the opinion of the Alabama attorney general on Feb. 3, 2003.  ...Read More
 
 

Grinberg: CT Claim Barred by Statute of Limitations 01/07/2021
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Now that we’ve all gotten over our glow and inclinations toward goodwill to all mankind and are back to being the cynical, cold-hearted naysayers of the workers’ comp world (or is that just me?), I would like to share with you one of my many gripes with the workers’ comp wo...Read More
 
 

Salem: Let's Ban Some Words 01/06/2021
By: Jane Salem
State: TN | Segment: Top | 0
When you grow up the daughter of an English teacher alongside six siblings who all earned a degree in one form or another in English, well, you become a grammar nerd, whether or not you like it. ...Read More
 
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