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GOOD NEWS AT STONE LOUGHLIN & SWANSON

Dan Price was invited into the firm as a partner, effective January 1, 2017.  Those of you who have worked with Dan in his capacity ...

Finally, Finality – There must be an exception in there somewhere!

A hearing officer found that when the certifying doctor did not rate the entire compensable injury, the exception found in Labor Code Section 408.123(f)(1)(A) of ...

Travel Employees and Workers’ Comp Compensability Issues

Employees in the modern workforce are always on the go.  This creates a number of issues for anyone on the claims management team when an ...

3 Workers’ Comp Macro Influences In 2017

Many serious discussions took place during 2016 that required claims management teams to examine their impact on workers’ compensation costs.  While these discussions may be ...

What emerging issues in workers' compensation and OH&S are on your watch list?

I’m often asked about emerging issues in workers’ compensation and occupational health and safety.  Each perspective in this field may see a different issue or ...

Understanding The Mutual Benefit Doctrine In Workers’ Comp - NWCDN New Jersey Member

Sometimes activities that would otherwise be non-compensable are covered under the Mutual Benefit Doctrine.  That doctrine covers certain activities when there is “a clear and ...

11 Tips To Keep Aging Workers Safe, Healthy and Productive

The workforce is getting older. People are living longer, and their dollars aren’t necessarily going as far as they’d like. In 2015, 22.6 percent of ...

Police Officers and Course and Scope

A recent case from Texas is an interesting illustration of workers' compensation compensability, particularly as it relates to police officers. County of El Paso v. Orozco involved ...

South Dakota Department of Labor Holds that Change of Condition Does Not Resurrect Claim from Two Year Statute of Limitations

The South Dakota Department of Labor recently held that when a Petition for Hearing is not filed within two (2) years from the date of ...

13 Indicators You Might Get Burned By Workers’ Comp Fraud

On November 18, 2015 the US Department of Justice in Eastern PA published a partial sentencing of Barbara Stanley who fraudulently obtained approximately $199,000 between ...

Alabama Court Addresses Proper Way to Question Medical Treatment after Indemnity and Vocational Benefits are Settled

 On September 23, 2016, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion inAugmentation, Inc. v. Harris. Debra Harris alleged injuries to her neck, back, ...

2017 Issues to Watch in Workers' Comp

The first Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark webinar of 2017 provided our thoughts on the 20 Workers’ Compensation Issues to Watch in 2017. ...

IAIABC Webinar Q&A: Not Everyone Wants To Return To Work

IAIABC recently hosted a webinar, Return to Work: A foundational approach to return to function, based on the IAIABC Return to Work whitepaper (access whitepaper ...

Removal of SSN from Medicare IDs Detailed in CMS Open Door Forum

On January 17, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Special Open Door Forum to detail how the Social Security Number ...

Freeze Out Workers Comp Costs By Preventing Cold Stress Claims

Serious and even fatal conditions can result from cold stress. Any worker can be affected by cold stress, even those in near- freezing temperatures if ...

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John D'Alusio

John D'Alusio

John D’Alusio has over 30 years experience in P/C insurance with executive management positions in administration, field operations, and claim technical areas. Mr. D’Alusio has had many articles published in industry periodicals, and is also a contributing author to the LexisNexis published, “Complete Guide to Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance.” He writes a monthly column for Risk & Insurance Magazine and is a quarterly columnist for AMComp Magazine.
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