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Workers' Compensation News

 

Paduda: Drug Price Fixing's Impact on Workers' Comp 06/03/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 437 | 0
The generic drug manufacturers’ price-fixing scheme raised prices by up to 1,000%. But there’s good news for workers’ comp payers, as the impact has been minimal. ...Read More
 
 

Walls: Is Telemedicine the Last Frontier for WC? 05/31/2019
By: Mark Walls
State: NA | Segment: Top | 521 | 0
Telemedicine makes it possible for injured employees to reach a qualified clinician from home or the work site, providing a promising alternative that ensures early treatment. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: It Has to Be on the Menu 05/30/2019
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 427 | 0
The Office of Judges of Compensation Claims clerks recently got an order to change the carrier on a particular case, from “AIG Claims” to “Commerce & Industry Insurance Co./AIG Claims.” ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Hey, Work Comp Payers — Do Your Job 05/29/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 438 | 0
Has any workers’ comp insurer, excess carrier, state fund or any self-insured employer sued opioid manufacturers, distributors or dispensers? ...Read More
 
 

Moore: Involving the Physician in Return-to-Work Risk Management 05/28/2019
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 437 | 0
A huge risk return-to-work risk management failure begins when the physician evaluates the injured employee for a light- or full-duty release.   ...Read More
 
 

Walls: Taking Aim at Workplace Violence 05/24/2019
By: Mark Walls
State: NA | Segment: Top | 521 | 0
Workplace violence can happen any time and anywhere. A session at the recent RIMS 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibition reviewed a spectrum of workplace violence risk management tactics, including red flags that can foreshadow an event, and training on what to do if it does occur. ...Read More
 
 

Duff: Reflections on a Workplace Manslaughter Case 05/23/2019
By: Michael C. Duff
State: ME | Segment: Top | 411 | 0
Last summer, well-known podcaster Joe Rogan debated fellow podcaster and sometimes-libertarian Dave Rubin about the necessity of having and enforcing building code regulations (see the YouTube video ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Comparing Work Comp to Group Health 05/22/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 427 | 0
Barry Lipton, a senior actuary at the National Council on Compensation Insurance, did a quick review of a few ways work comp and group health differ, and how they are sometimes comparable. ...Read More
 
 

7 Safety Trends for Today's Workplace 05/21/2019
By: Insurance Thought Leadership
State: NA | Segment: Top | 454 | 0
Monumental changes in how and where work is performed create new risk and safety challenges. The recent session at the RIMS 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibition examined emerging workplace risks and effective safety strategies to address them. Speakers included Larry Pearlman, sen...Read More
 
 

Weinmann: Reneging on AB 1107 05/20/2019
By: Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 735 | 2
In its original form, Assembly Bill 1107 was supposed to give relief to injured workers who were being wrongly denied access to treatment. ...Read More
 
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