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Zachry: Top Cost Drivers III: Claims Examiner 'Churning' 05/06/2020
By: Bill Zachry
State: NA | Segment: Top | 379 | 0
Claims examiners have a difficult job. Bill Zach...Read More

Geaney: Consequences for Failure to Use Protective Devices Under COVID-19 Policies 05/05/2020
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 265 | 0
I had a recent discussion in relation to an upcoming COVID-19 webinar with former Supervising Judge of Compensation Ray. A. Farrington, who sat in Hackensack. Farrington raised an important question about what employers can do when employees ignore safety rules concerning COVID-19 in respect...Read More
Moore: Pending Post Coronavirus Return to Work Issues — Top 10 Preparations 05/04/2020
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 261 | 0
Coronavirus return to work issues will become the buzzword phrase in workers comp over the next few months (rightfully so). Any references to a return to work mean all employees except for #9 below. ...Read More
Geaney: Enhanced Legal Presumptions Do Not Make Sense For Pandemic-Related Claims 04/30/2020
By: John H. Geaney
State: NA | Segment: Top | 602 | 0
John H. Geaney...Read More
Young: More on Workers' Comp COVID Presumption 04/29/2020
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 525 | 0
A second bill to enact a presumption that COVID illness is industrial has been introduced in California’s legislature. ...Read More

Grinberg: COVID-19 Presumption for Fire, Police and Health Care Workers 04/28/2020
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 555 | 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 | 341 | 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 | 603 | 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 | 216 | 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 | 449 | 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
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