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Young: More on Tesla 05/02/2018
Source: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 557 | 0
Journalists at the Center for Investigative Reporting have recently published an analysis of alleged widespread safety issues at the Fremont plant where Tesla ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: State Fund Is Solving Opioids 05/01/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: CA | Segment: Top | 495 | 0
I’ve lauded the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Comp for its great successes reducing opioid usage. But, I’ve heard from many stakeholders that Ohio’s got a unique advantage. ...Read More
 
 

Grinberg: Different Shift/Duties but Same Commute Route = Special Mission 04/30/2018
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 433 | 0
The going and coming rule pops up with some regularity in the workers’ comp world. Monday mornings, in particular, are a very dangerous time to be confronted with the going and coming rule, as workers injured over the weekend seeking to pin the bills and the lost time on an employ...Read More
 
 

Weinmann: AB 3087 Is a Step Backwards 04/17/2018
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1457 | 0
If Assembly Bill 3087 becomes law, California will be obliged to appoint a commission to set prices and ration care. Access to care will become increasingly unavailable as costs are shifted to out-of-pocket expense. How's that for a step backwards? ...Read More
 
 

Breading: Is the Insurtech Movement Maturing? 04/26/2018
Source: Mark Breading
State: NA | Segment: Top | 342 | 0
While insurance technology remains nascent, in many ways, a subset of firms is producing results, gaining momentum and making an impact. ...Read More
 
 

Duff: Mandatory Arbitration Expanding 04/25/2018
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 568 | 0
As I have been arguing for some time, there is no doctrinal reason employers could not subject workers' compensation claims to mandatory arbitration. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Should You Stay in Touch With an Injured Worker? 04/24/2018
By: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: Top | 370 | 0
We were asked this question by a valued reader and wanted to expand our thoughts and recommendations. ...Read More
 
 

Fish: Workers' Compensation Task Force Shooting for Change in 2019 04/23/2018
Source: Mike Fish
State: AL | Segment: Top | 295 | 0
“All great changes are preceded by chaos.”  — Deepak Chopra The chaos  ...Read More
 
 

Goldstein: Will CMS Updates Affect Your WCMSA? 04/20/2018
By: Jean S. Goldstein
State: NA | Segment: Top | 531 | 0
Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a policy change revising the Medicare Advantage Program (MAP) Part C regulations, and Prescription Drug Benefit program (Part D).  ...Read More
 
 

Worley: Temporarily Unavailable 04/19/2018
By: Diane Worley
State: CA | Segment: Top | 215 | 0
California's Return-to-Work Supplement Program (RTWSP) is a benefit that was created with the passage of Senate Bill 863 for injured workers whose permanent disability benefits are disproportionately low in comparison to their earnings loss. ...Read More
 
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