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A Conversation with Mike Fish, New President of the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network

Birmingham, AL ( – Alabama attorney Mike Fish was recently elected as President of the prestigious National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network.  WorkersComp read more ...
Posted on: March 22, 2017, 3:45 pm

OH State Fund Rebate: To the Tune of $1B

Columbus, OH ( - There is a rebate, and then there is a $1 billion-rebate. A billion-dollar recompense, well that is something to brag about, which is exactly what educational read more ...
Posted on: March 22, 2017, 4:30 pm

Five Things You Need to Know: 3/23, Thursday Edition

1) Jesse Jackson Jr. and His Wife in $1.8M Debt  While former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. continues to collect more than six figures in social security insurance benefits for bipolar diso read more ...
Posted on: March 23, 2017, 7:00 am

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Minnesota Workers' Compensation Symposium, May 11, 2017; posted by Cousineau, Waldhauser, & Kieselbach, P.A. (Mendota Heights, MN)

 The annual Minnesota Workers' Compensation Symposium will be held at the Marriott Hotel, Brooklyn Park, MN, on May 11, 2017. This is the largest and most comprehensive Workers' Compensation semi read more ...
Posted on: March 22, 2017, 3:58 pm

More on Ryancare and Workers' Comp

My last post looked at some of the ways the current House proposal for Obamacare repeal/replace (dubbed Ryancare) might affect workers’ comp. A day in politics can be an eternity. But the vote read more ...
Posted on: March 22, 2017, 4:05 pm

Health Strategy Associates: Joe Paduda to Share Lessons Group Health Can Learn from the Workers’ Comp Opioid Experience

Paduda to speak at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, April 17-20 Atlanta, GA (March 22, 2017) -  Joseph Paduda, principal of Health Strategy Associates, will discuss lessons w read more ...
Posted on: March 22, 2017, 2:17 pm

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From Bob's Cluttered Desk:

Let's All Drink to the Bad Decision

Our industry owes a lot to poor judgement and bad decisions. In fact, we prosper and thrive on them. Think about it for a moment. Most accidents can trace their roots directly back to a bad decision. read more ...
Posted on: March 22, 2017, 8:08 am

And Who Covered The Traumatized Raccoon?

It appears another high profile mental trauma case has hit the international stage, only this time, there is a twist. The injured employee in this case is a raccoon. And he was allegedly traumatized b read more ...
Posted on: March 20, 2017, 8:30 am

Looking at the Future Through a Glass Half Empty

I’m headed to Phoenix Wednesday, where I will have the honor of being the Keynote speaker at the American Bar Association LEL & TIPS Sections Mid-Winter Conference on Workers’ Compensa read more ...
Posted on: March 14, 2017, 10:19 pm

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TX Governor Reappoints Brannan Commissioner Of Workers' Compensation

Austin, TX ( - Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Ryan Brannan Commissioner of Workers' Compensation at the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) for a term to expire February read more ...
Posted on: March 22, 2017, 5:55 pm

TX Governor Abbott Reappoints Barta As Injured Employee Public Counsel

Austin, TX ( - Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Jessica Barta to the Injured Employee Public Counsel for a term set to expire February 1, 2019. The Public Counsel help read more ...
Posted on: March 22, 2017, 5:46 pm

Lawmakers Debate ‘Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act’

Washington, DC – A proposal to clarify regulations for employee wellness programs is stirring controversy between Republicans and Democrats in Congress. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chair of the read more ...
Posted on: March 22, 2017, 5:30 pm

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