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New Changes in Insurance Leadership for Ohio and Washington, DC

Columbus, OH and Washington, DC (WorkersCompensation.com) — Both cities are seeing some change in different insurance organizations. OHIO: Since Jillian E. Froment was sworn in April 1 as director of ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 4/24, Monday Edition

1) NY Safety Board Member Talks Workers' Memorial Day and Protection Campaign  With recognition that Workers' Memorial Day is on Wednesday, Ithaca-based Midstate Council on Occupational Safety & Heath (MCOSH) board member ...

Five Things to Catch Up On: 4/23, Weekend Edition

1) $40-Million Medical Workers' Comp Scheme Shut Down in CA (FRIDAY) Charges have been filed against more than two dozen doctors, pharmacists and business owners in a "$40 million fraudulent medical billing and kickback operation," ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 4/21, Friday Edition

1) $40-Million Medical Workers' Comp Scheme Shut Down in CA     Charges have been filed against more than two dozen doctors, pharmacists and business owners in a "$40 million fraudulent medical billing and kickback ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 4/20, Thursday Edition

1) Asbestos Currently a Hot Topic on the Scrutiny Radar in the U.S.    A bill that has been introduced for many years involving asbestos litigation could potentially become a law this year, according to a West ...

Rousmaniere: The Future of Two Cities

The City of Work Injuries is shrinking in population while the City of Non-Occ Absences expands. During the Trump Administration, these trends are sure to persist. At some time they will change the workers’ comp industry as we know ...

What do changing demographics mean for workplace health and safety?

If you knew your workforce was going to experience changing risks, increased exposure, longer recoveries from injury and greater effects associated with co-morbidities, you would act!  The fact is, our workforce is ...

Rousmaniere: Getting Off Opioids

The workers’ comp industry became something of an opioid delivery vehicle for opioids starting in the mid 1990s. Aside from anecdotes and personal narratives of individual clinicians, little was known for years about the effect of opioid ...

Class Action Certified by Florida MAOs Under the MSP for Double Damages

In MSPA Claims 1, LLC v. Ocean Harbor Casualty Insurance out of the Eleventh Circuit in Miami-Dade County, Florida, a class has been certified by all Florida Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) ...

Florida District Court: Beneficiaries Should Not Rely upon Estimated Conditional Payment Amounts

In a decision out of the Southern District of Florida, Shapiro v. Secretary of HHS, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42278 (March 23, 2017), the District Court affirmed a final decision ...

Washington Plans Construction Safety Day on May 12

Tumwater, WA (WorkersCompensation.com) - Washington is experiencing a construction boom, and with it comes an increased risk of work-related injuries and deaths. As the busy summer months approach, it's more important ...

Oregon Invites Public to Observe Workers Memorial Day During Salem Event

Salem, OR (WorkersCompensation.com) - Not all Oregon families experience the safe return of their loved ones following a day at work. Oregon workers who died on the job will be honored with a ...

Amerisure Appoints New Chief Underwriting Officer

Farmington Hills, MI (WorkersCompensation.com) - Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company announced that Jayashree Ishwar has joined the company as chief underwriting officer. In this position, Ishwar reports to Amerisure ...

SCIF 2016 Premiums Decline

Sacramento, CA - The State Compensation Insurance Fund released its 2016 Annual Report of financial performance for 2016.State Fund’s premium continued to decline in 2016. The decline was attributed to the soft market and increased ...

Would the Person Who Stole My Identity Kindly Return It?

On the surface this discussion may not seem to be about workers’ compensation. But I assure you, it is. While the topic is identity theft; specifically, the recent theft of my identity, it is an opportunity to look at how ...

So, Marcus Lemonis, What if the Process Sucks?

There is a business reality show on cable network CNBC called “The Profit”. It follows Camping World CEO and entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis, as he invests in small struggling businesses, leverages their strengths and assets, and ...

I Guess Walmart Was Ripped Off Twice

It’s not every day a company has an Assistant Manager shot during a robbery. It is probably even more rare when that Assistant Manager is indicted 5 years later for helping plan and participate in the robbery in which he was shot. But that ...

At United, It Wasn’t the Beating. It was the Self-Inflicted Wounds.

Is your company prepared to respond to a public relations disaster in the information age? Or would it likely make a bad situation worse through a ham handed and tone deaf response? Unfortunately for United Airlines, ...

Yowza. Illinois Public Sector Costs Taxpayers $1 Billion a Year for Workers' Comp

It hurts just thinking about it. The Illinois Policy Institute recently issued a report that says the combined cost of workers’ comp for the various municipal and state systems in Illinois ...

6 Steps to Identify and Address Mental Health Challenges Early

The days of focusing solely on an injured worker’s physical injuries are over. Savvy employers and payers are finding that ignoring behavioral issues can end up costing a boatload of money in delayed recoveries. ...

RIMS 2017 Conference and Other News Tidbits

RIMS Conference 2017: Disrupt the Status Quo & Join the Risk Revolution “RIMS Annual Conference is a must do for any level of risk professional. By attending you can increase your knowledge and walk away with better deals on ...

Michael Gilligan Joins Cousineau, Waldhauser & Kieselbach, P.A. as an Associate Attorney

We are pleased to announce that Michael Gilligan has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney. Michael is a 2011 graduate of Kenyon College where he ...

April 28: Workers' Memorial Day and a Voice for the Workers

April 28 is Workers’ Memorial Day, a time when workers and their families, labor unions and safety advocates commemorate workers who were killed on the job: 4,800 fatalities per year, or an average of 13 workers ...

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Would the Person Who Stole My Identity Kindly Return It?

On the surface this discussion may not seem to be about workers’ compensation. But I assure you, it is. While the topic is identity theft; specifically, the recent theft of my identity, it is an opportunity to ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 4/24, Monday Edition

1) NY Safety Board Member Talks Workers' Memorial Day and Protection Campaign  With recognition that Workers' Memorial Day is on Wednesday, Ithaca-based Midstate Council on Occupational Safety & Heath (MCOSH) board ...

New Changes in Insurance Leadership for Ohio and Washington, DC

Columbus, OH and Washington, DC (WorkersCompensation.com) — Both cities are seeing some change in different insurance organizations. OHIO: Since Jillian E. Froment was sworn in April 1 as director of ...

Oregon Invites Public to Observe Workers Memorial Day During Salem Event

Salem, OR (WorkersCompensation.com) - Not all Oregon families experience the safe return of their loved ones following a day at work. Oregon workers who died on the job will be honored with a ...

Five Things to Catch Up On: 4/23, Weekend Edition

1) $40-Million Medical Workers' Comp Scheme Shut Down in CA (FRIDAY) Charges have been filed against more than two dozen doctors, pharmacists and business owners in a "$40 million fraudulent medical billing and kickback ...

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