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Moore: Workers' Comp Premium Refunds Due to COVID Crisis 07/17/2020
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 280 | 0
Some of the most common questions we've received since March from employers include: Are carriers providing workers' comp premium refunds due to the COVID crisis? Is there a formula to know how much we are receiving? Are states mandating carriers to provide refunds? Wh...Read More
 
 

Langham: Yes and No Defense Explained 07/16/2020
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 218 | 0
There is nuance in the law. It often escapes us, and a good explanation of seeming contradiction is helpful. ...Read More
 
 

Snyder: Quarantine Settlements 07/15/2020
By: Teddy Snyder
State: NA | Segment: Top | 288 | 0
You have an opportunity. Right now. While you are working from home. While you are most likely to be able to reach people by telephone and actually engage in a discussion about pending claims. ...Read More
 
 

Grinberg: File Reconsideration for Alleged Errors 07/14/2020
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 229 | 0
One of the charms of the legal profession in general, and workers’ compensation in particular, is that if you think you’ve mastered anything, you are probably wrong. At least a little wrong.  ...Read More
 
 

Espinoza: Workplace Mental Health Even More Critical Now 07/13/2020
By: Kathy Espinoza
State: NA | Segment: Top | 473 | 0
Mental health is in the forefront as an impact of the coronavirus pandemic. ...Read More
 
 

Goldstein: MSP Court Decision Sends Warning Signals to Primary Payers 07/10/2020
Source: Jean S. Goldstein
State: NA | Segment: Top | 485 | 0
A recent decision out of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey is sending warning signals and a reminder to implement proactive practices to primary payers. ...Read More
 
 

Nichols: Survey of State Laws Regarding COVID-19 Compensability Published 07/09/2020
By: Steve W. Nichols
State: NA | Segment: Top | 427 | 0
The National Council on Compensation Insurance and American Academy of Actuaries have each released a survey of state laws regarding the compensability of the COVID-19 virus. ...Read More
 
 

Castillo: Profits Before People 07/08/2020
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 304 | 0
The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) released its 2019 California Workers' Compensation Losses and Expenses report last week ...Read More
 
 

Weinmann: DWC Not Prepared to Honor QME Fee Schedule Stakeholder Agreement 07/07/2020
By: Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 371 | 0
In general, it appears that after three months of negotiations, the California Division of Workers' Compensation has decided to go its own way and ignore whichever parts of the stakeholder agreement it chooses. ...Read More
 
 

Moore: Large-Deductible Workers' Comp Policies: Paying 50% of Expenses? 07/06/2020
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 219 | 0
We often perform workers' comp policy reviews as part of our premium reduction consultant services. Large-deductible workers' comp policies usually have a deductible amount ranging from $100,000 (the minimum) to $5 million.    ...Read More
 
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