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Regulator Focus on Driving Diversity in the Insurance Industry

This session at Business Insurance’s Absolute Inclusion Conference gathered industry regulators to discuss progress in creating a more diverse insurance industry. Dave Jones, Commissioner of Insurance, ...

Diversity - The Business Imperative & CEO Pledge

In this session at Business Insurance’s 2016 Absolute Inclusion Conference, CEOs from top organizations in the insurance industry discussed their commitment to creating a ...

Managing in a Time of Fear

Events of the past few years have left our collective culture reeling: Shootings of African American men and women by the police, international and domestic ...

CMS Maintains Liability TPOC Threshold at $1000; Implements Workers' Compensation and No-Fault TPOC Threshold at $750

As required by section 202 of The SMART Act, CMS is required to annually review its costs relating to recovering conditional payments as compared to ...

Recruitment and Retention for Regulators

At the 2016 IAIABC Annual Convention, Scott Brennan from SFM and Vickie Kennedy from Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) talked about strategies to ...

Recent Decisions may Caution Supervisors

There has been significant discussion in American workers' compensation about "exclusive remedy." That employer protection from civil liability is important to the "grand bargain" that ...

Paying for Value: Can U.S. Workers' Compensation Keep Up?

At the 2016 IAIABC Annual Conference, a panel discussed Medicare's move to a value-based payment system and how this will impact state fee schedules.  The ...

Reimagine the Experience of an Injured Worker

At the 2016 IAIABC Annual Convention, Becky Curtis, founder of Take Courage Counseling, talked about how the workers' compensation system can enhance the experience of ...

IAIABC 102 Annual Convention

This week Conference Chronicles is attending the IAIABC Annual Convention in Portland, ME. IAIABC is an association of workers' compensation regulators from around the United ...

Convent Found To Be Employer of Cook and Required To Reimburse Diocese for Medical and TDP

Consider this situation:  Company A voluntarily pays approximately $172,000 in medical and temporary disability benefits to Worker.  Company A demands reimbursement from Company B believing that ...

What is the connection between Market Failures and Workers' Compensation?

Everyone has some idea of what an economic “market” is and how it works.  Terms like “supply and demand” are well known. For most goods ...

Naloxone may not save you

I am a firm believer that our opioid / heroin overdose death statistics would be muchhigher without Naloxone (brand names of Narcan and Evzio). This drug ...

Fall 2016 West Virginia Case Report and Workers’ Compensation Market Commentary

Fall 2016 West Virginia Case Report and Workers’ Compensation Market Commentary Supreme Court Report The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Court continues a trend of reporting ...

September 2016 - Ohio News Update

“The Calfee Corner” - Recent Successes Before the Industrial Commission of Ohio and Ohio CourtsIndependent ContractorsIn one of the few new decisions upholding independent contractor ...

Alabama Court of Civil Appeals Addresses Compensability of Injury First Documented Several Months After Accident

 On September 9, 2016, the Alabama Court of Appeals released its decision in Kennamer Bros., Inc. v. Stewart, in which it affirmed the Circuit Court ...

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J. Bradley Young

J. Bradley Young

J. BRADLEY YOUNG is a partner with the St. Louis, Missouri law firm of Harris, Dowell, Fisher & Harris, where he is the manager of the Worker's Compensation Defense Group and represents self-insured companies and insurance carriers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims in both Missouri and Illinois. Brad is a frequent Conference Speaker and can be regularly heard on KMOX radio in St. Louis discussing a wide variety of legal topics. You can email Brad at byoung@hdfh.com .
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