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Torrey: Compensating Injury and Disease Caused by the 'Sedentary Workplace' 11/27/2018
Source: David B. Torrey
State: NA | Segment: Top | 190 | 0
In a new article, published in the Lewis & Clark Law Review, the authors assert that employers should be liable for workers’ compensation when workers, because of their sedentary duties,...Read More

Lakshmikanthan: The Case for AI in Commercial Insurance 11/26/2018
By: Jayant Lakshmikanthan
State: NA | Segment: Top | 200 | 0
Last time, we discussed some of the potential benefits of artificial intelligence i...Read More

Goldstein: Medicare's Conditional Payment Recovery Process Ramping Up 11/21/2018
By: Jean S. Goldstein
State: NA | Segment: Top | 167 | 0
Last month, at the annual National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals’ Annual Conference, Performant Financial, the current contractor for the Commercial Repayment Center, held a timely panel question and answer session. ...Read More
Martin: Would Your Employees Take the Bait? 11/20/2018
By: Megan Martin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 230 | 0
Since 2015, in at least three instances, third parties have illegally gained access to sensitive data via targeted phishing attacks on employee email accounts in workers’ compensation funds, and experts believe future attacks are inevitable. Phishing takes the form of deceptive emai...Read More

Young: After Dynamex, What's Next? 11/19/2018
Source: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 118 | 0
Will the 2018 California Supreme Court decision in Dynamex actually have less impact on California workers’ comp than some might have believed? ...Read More

Kamin: Gov. Brown's Last Round of WC Legislation 11/16/2018
Source: John P. Kamin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 256 | 0
Outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a controversial bill during his last legislative session that would have nullified a California appellate court decision by limiting apportionment to nonindustrial factors, while approving less controversial bills benefiting peace officers and anti-fraud investiga...Read More

Furtado: Quest for the Holy Grail in Workers' Comp 11/15/2018
By: Karen Furtado
State: NA | Segment: Top | 311 | 0
Quotes from only five data points, or even fewer? Name your number, and you can find an insurer looking to transform the sales experience to match. ...Read More

Gelman: The Workplace Is Getting Safer 11/14/2018
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NA | Segment: Top | 75 | 0
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has confirmed the steady decline in accidents and injuries on the job. They have declined for 14 years. This data mirrors the steady decline of workers' compensation claims and the change of the U.S. workplace from manufacturing to service.  ...Read More

Donovan: Stemming a Deadly Epidemic 11/13/2018
By: Amy Donovan
State: CA | Segment: Top | 265 | 0
In 2016, a stunning 42,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses. Opioid addiction has become national news in recent years, as political candidates, medical groups and others have introduced proposals on how to drive down the number of people who are at risk for addiction and overdose. ...Read More

Paduda: And the Big Winner of the 2018 Midterms Is: Medicaid 11/08/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 160 | 0
Three deep red states voted to expand Medicaid, and a fourth voted in a governor who will comply with her state’s 2017 referendum results and do the same. ...Read More
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