To save you time, here’s a sampling of workers' compensation and insurance news from around the country, each in 350 words or less.
The 18 felony counts of workers' compensation insurance fraud total more than $11 million in losses.
A momentary distraction, such as checking your smartphone, impedes hazard anticipation and possibly increases the risk of a crash.
Stratus Pharmaceuticals marketed and distributed the drug products, which were manufactured by Sonar Products of N.J.
The sky was the limit for one workers’ compensation claimant in California.
TigerRisk Partners Appoints Ursano President
By Joan Collier
Hang Up and Drive
By Joan E. Collier
For all the attention we give to onsite safety programs, risk management seminars, and the proper use of equipment and personal protection devices, guess what the number one workplace killer is? Traffic crashes,...
Over the last two weeks I’ve been talking with senior execs at many large and mid-sized work comp payers about claims management; their approach, focus, staffing, priorities, perspectives. What’s been most enlightening was kind of subtle; it just sort of appeared after I reflected back on my notes from a couple dozen phone calls.
Fulton County, Georgia has filed a lawsuit against several of the major drug distribution companies (McKesson, Cardinal, etc.) seeking damages related to the prescription drug abuse epidemic. I haven't read the full court filing, but it appears this action is similar to West Virginia's approach (i.e., to sue the distributors and not the manufacturers, as the City of Chicago and Orange/Santa Clara Counties in California chose to do).