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Paduda: Work Comp Services: Specialize or Generalize? 11/30/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 220 | 0
WorkCompWire’s Leaders’ Speak column features a two...Read More

Wickert: Court Confirms Strength of Carrier's Subrogation Lien 11/29/2018
Source: Gary L. Wickert
State: NY | Segment: Top | 277 | 0
Subrogation professionals are duty-bound to maximize a workers’ compensation subrogation recovery for a WC carrier and its insured employer, which is eager to maintain a favorable experience rating. ...Read More

Grinberg: Almaraz/Guzman Continues March to 'Magic Words' Status 11/28/2018
Source: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 229 | 0
I report to you today that it appears Almaraz/Guzman has achieved status as a magic phrase. It need only be uttered or hinted at, and all the rules (and laws) that would otherwise apply appear to go out the window. ...Read More

Torrey: Compensating Injury and Disease Caused by the 'Sedentary Workplace' 11/27/2018
Source: David B. Torrey
State: NA | Segment: Top | 196 | 0
In a new article, published in the Lewis & Clark Law Review, the authors assert that employers should be liable for workers’ compensation when workers, because of their sedentary duties,...Read More

Lakshmikanthan: The Case for AI in Commercial Insurance 11/26/2018
By: Jayant Lakshmikanthan
State: NA | Segment: Top | 207 | 0
Last time, we discussed some of the potential benefits of artificial intelligence i...Read More

Goldstein: Medicare's Conditional Payment Recovery Process Ramping Up 11/21/2018
By: Jean S. Goldstein
State: NA | Segment: Top | 177 | 0
Last month, at the annual National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals’ Annual Conference, Performant Financial, the current contractor for the Commercial Repayment Center, held a timely panel question and answer session. ...Read More
Martin: Would Your Employees Take the Bait? 11/20/2018
By: Megan Martin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 239 | 0
Since 2015, in at least three instances, third parties have illegally gained access to sensitive data via targeted phishing attacks on employee email accounts in workers’ compensation funds, and experts believe future attacks are inevitable. Phishing takes the form of deceptive emai...Read More

Young: After Dynamex, What's Next? 11/19/2018
Source: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 125 | 0
Will the 2018 California Supreme Court decision in Dynamex actually have less impact on California workers’ comp than some might have believed? ...Read More

Kamin: Gov. Brown's Last Round of WC Legislation 11/16/2018
Source: John P. Kamin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 266 | 0
Outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a controversial bill during his last legislative session that would have nullified a California appellate court decision by limiting apportionment to nonindustrial factors, while approving less controversial bills benefiting peace officers and anti-fraud investiga...Read More

Furtado: Quest for the Holy Grail in Workers' Comp 11/15/2018
By: Karen Furtado
State: NA | Segment: Top | 323 | 0
Quotes from only five data points, or even fewer? Name your number, and you can find an insurer looking to transform the sales experience to match. ...Read More
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