To save you time, here’s a sampling of workers' compensation and insurance news from around the nation, each in 400 words or less.
RAND study says there are limits to how terrorism risk models can be used to understand future terrorism risks.
Personal medical details could be exposed and the data could embarrass workers and employers who have had accidents, officials say.
Patients may one day be able to select specific drugs for difficult-to-treat chronic pain.
By Joan Collier
Who’s Doing What With Work Comp Rates?
By Joan E. Collier
'Tis the season for workers’ compensation rate adjustments. Here’s a Cliffs Notes version of what’s been happening in select states.
Connecticut: Regulators approved an overall 3.2 percent...
Many clients ask what the difference is between the defense of independent contractor and casual employment. The truth is that the defenses are very similar, and one important case, Berkeyheiser v. Mollie S. Woolf, 71 N.J. Super. 171, (App.Div. 1961), illustrates this point.
Several years ago (ok, more like ten) I was in a client CEO’s office discussing medical care cost drivers, competitors, and possible differentiation strategies. He stepped out for a few minutes to take a call, and, finding myself with nothing to do, I pulled out the latest Health Affairs to catch up on the latest and greatest in health policy research.
Estimates suggest that repetitive motion injuries cost United States businesses over $20 billion just in workers’ compensation alone. Factor in the costs of employee replacement, productivity loss, and other related expenses, and we’re talking upwards of another $100 billion.
In May 2012, we posted about the excellent Frontline - Pro Publica documentary report on on cell tower worker deaths: The high price for fast phones: Cell tower deaths. Since that time, the issue has gotten worse, not better.