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Grinberg: COVID-19 Presumption for Fire, Police and Health Care Workers 04/28/2020
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 457 | 1
Here we are, watching with bated breath as we wait to see what happens to the residents of states opening up in the face of looming coronavirus threats. Will it all be OK? Will there be massive spikes in coronavirus cases and deaths? ...Read More

Duff: Reopening the Economy at Any Cost? 04/27/2020
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 278 | 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 | 543 | 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 | 184 | 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 | 402 | 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 | 431 | 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 | 308 | 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 | 335 | 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 | 349 | 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 | 519 | 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
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