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Keefe: Court Clarifies Post-Decision Interest 03/01/2018
Source: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 192 | 0
I admit to being mildly surprised by this important ruling and I think our Illinois workers' compensation textbook might need updating. ...Read More

Stephens: A Curious Pursuit of Obscure Knowledge 02/28/2018
Source: John Stephens
State: NA | Segment: Top | 266 | 0
Now that the Philadelphia Eagles have won their first Super Bowl title, only one team with an all-time winning record has never won the Big Game. Coincidentally, that team is the Minnesota Vikings, in whose stadium Super Bowl LII was played Feb. 4. These factoids are just a small sampling of the ...Read More

Gelman: Can Comp System Be Vaccinated Against Flu? 02/27/2018
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 375 | 0
This flu season has been epidemic. It has severely affected the occupational health network and created challenges not foreseen by the crafters of the 1911 workers’ compensation acts in New Jersey.  ...Read More

Paduda: Are You Being Gamed? 02/26/2018
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 434 | 0
I’ve had a number of conversations of late with self-insured employers about their workers’ comp “savings” reports. One thing that keeps coming up is how — and why — vendors game the numbers. ...Read More

Moore: Medical Networks Key to Employee Health and Savings 02/23/2018
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 409 | 0
Workers' compensation medical networks have always provided a large return on investment.  Injured employees receive the best medical treatment, and the employer cuts its workers comp costs. ...Read More

Boddicker: Comp Reform Bills of Interest Introduced 02/22/2018
By: Daniel J. Boddicker
State: IL | Segment: Top | 462 | 0
House Bill 5240 is an effort from the workers' compensation gurus at the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce that amends the state Workers' Compensation Act to require a recipient of some pain management medications to sign a written agreement with the prescribing physician,...Read More

Langham: Comparing Funding Processes 02/21/2018
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 371 | 0
There are different ways to fund workers' compensation systems. This post compares North Carolina's model to Florida's. ...Read More

Wickert: Temps Who Don't File Comp Claim Can Sue Special Employers 02/20/2018
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: WI | Segment: Top | 499 | 0
It seems that in Wisconsin, the exclusive remedy rule, which prevents an employee from suing his employer in tort, isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. ...Read More

Paduda: Stone Point Buys Genex — Again 02/16/2018
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 645 | 0
Case management/bill review/utilization review/independent medical exam company Genex has been re-purchased by Stone Point Capital. Stone Point sold the business to Apax in 2014. ...Read More

Young: Apportionment Based on Genetics 02/15/2018
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 732 | 0
How significant will the concept of apportionment based on genetics become? ...Read More
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