It’s time for stakeholders to give serious consideration to regulating “signing services” in California workers’ comp.
That’s been my opinion for some time, and it was reinforced by reading a recent article (from March 1) by WorkCompCentral’s Greg ...Read More
Now we know that the California Supreme Court will not be granting review of the Court of Appeals' decision in Frances Stevens v. Outspoken Enterprises.
The issue regarding the constitutionality of ...Read More
Every now and then a circumstance occurs that shocks the conscience and sensibilities of even the most sophisticated and savvy insured. I could not avoid noticing the utter dismay of an employer when I advised them that yes, the applicant may really be entitled to benefits despite his arrest for ...Read More
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Michigan’s Legislature enacted significant changes to our Workers’ Disability Compensation Act (the Act) in 2011. The amendments, which became effective on Dec. 19, 2011, include a provision disentitling an injured worker from receiving wage-loss benefits when terminated for cause or &ld...Read More
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By Julius YoungBoxer & GersonSometimes we see stuff in workers' comp so bizarre, you just shake your head. They couldn't make this stuff up no matter how hard they try.Such it is with the 3-cent appeal.Unhappy with the award of a credit for an ov...Read More
By Jon GelmanThe American Insurance Association (AIA) and collateral Industry groups have banned together in a formal attempt to avoid the Federal mandate to reimburse Medicare for conditional medical payments. This is yet a third assault on the responsibility of employers to avoid payme...Read More
By Joe PadudaThe chances of some variety of health insurance reform passing are looking more likely and big pharma is getting ready.By raising branded drug prices 9% (so far) this year, and this at a time when the Consumer Price Index fell by 1.3%.You may recall t...Read More
By Joe PadudaWith a case load of 160 lost-time claims, how does any workers comp claims adjuster have any time to "manage" any case?That's the point Bob Kulbick, CMO at Cypress Care (HSA consulting client) made in a talk last week, a point I've been thinking about sin...Read More
A cornerstone of Lynch Ryan’s work for more than twenty years, a long-held mantra, has been that employees who work for good employers -- employers who care for their workers and show it by the way they treat them -- report all work injuries when they happen, get expeditious treatment and retu...Read More
By Jordan Barab
This is sickening.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a two part series about how the "popcorn lung" tragedy has hit the state of Wisconsin, "'Killer Butter' Puts Illinois Worker's Life in Precarious State," and "Struggling for air: Flavoring chemical tied to se...Read More