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Young: CHSWC and the QME System 10/20/2017
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 244 | 0
The state Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation has received a report on the workers’ comp qualified medical evaluator system. ...Read More
 
 

Ferguson: NASI Reports Workers' Comp as Percentage of Payroll 10/19/2017
By: Julie Ferguson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 169 | 0
The National Academy of Social Insurance recently issued its 20th annual Workers’ Compensation: Benefits, Coverage, and Costs report. The study provides estimates of workers&rs...Read More
 
 

Jordan: Another Michigan Spine Case 10/18/2017
By: Jennifer Jordan
State: MI | Segment: Top | 199 | 0
An opinion out of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan reported on Oct. 13 shows that the Michigan Spine and Brain Institute is at it again. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Failure Is Good 10/17/2017
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 107 | 0
Had a great conversation with an old friend. He runs a mid-sized work comp insurer and is one of the most forward-looking executives in this industry. ...Read More
 
 

Mahjoubi: The Evolution of Liens 10/16/2017
By: David F. Mahjoubi
State: CA | Segment: Top | 535 | 1
When I started working in workers’ compensation I was a hearing representative traveling throughout the state to every board as a lien claimant. There were far fewer liens in Northern California. It was not uncommon to see just one or two liens associated with a claim. ...Read More
 
 

Luna: A Case for National Standards in State Workers' Compensation 10/13/2017
By: Carlos Luna
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1069 | 0 | Popular with Employer
Would you be surprised to know that the definition of “employee” and “contractor” varies from one state to another? Would you be shocked if I told you that more state workers’ compensation agencies operate without a full-time or part-time medical director o...Read More
 
 

Young: Brown Signs Anti-Retaliation Bill 10/12/2017
By: Juilus Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 385 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill 306, an anti-retaliation bill supported by many labor advocates. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Effort to Slash Attorneys' Fees in Settlement Smoothly Rebuffed 10/11/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 181 | 0
This claim involved three of Illinois’ more prominent and successful claimant firms that Keefe, Campbell, Biery and Associates respects as solid advocates for the injured workers they diligently represent. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Claims, They Are A-Shifting 10/10/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 304 | 0
There appears to be a trend among many work comp insurers to shift more and more claims-handling responsibilities to third party administrators (TPAs). ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Watch Out for 'Innovation' 10/09/2017
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 252 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In any very mature industry — and workers’ comp is certainly that — certain truths are immutable. Scale, margin compression, consolidation are all inevitable — or at least two out of three are. ...Read More
 
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