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Gun Violence Pushes Businesses To Purchase Active Shooter Insurance

Washington, DC – (WorkersCompensation.com) - Mass shootings in the U.S. have propelled businesses to purchase active shooter insurance to supplement their other insurance coverages, experts say.  A product ...

Two Los Angeles Pharmacy Owners Found Guilty In $35 Million Case

Los Angeles, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) – A scheme to defraud Medicare has resulted in guilty findings against two California businessmen. Aleksandr Suris, 51, and Maxim Sverdlov, 44 were found guilty this week of ...

CA: SCIF Declares Dividend

Pleasanton, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) – Up to 75,000 California employers will get a bonus averaging $1,400 each next year. The State Compensation Insurance Fund’s Board of Directors yesterday announced a $105 million dividend for qualifying ...

Youth Academy Worker Wins Appeal in WC Claim For Student Attack

Nashville, TN (WorkersCompensation.com) – The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled in favor a worker who claims he was psychologically impaired following an assault by a student at the academy where he works. The ...

Speakers Explain the Changing Nature of Leave Laws

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) – All ‘paid leave’ is not created equally. There’s accrued leave, employer mandated paid leave, and paid family and medical leave. There’s also a trend of voluntary ...

WCMSA Legislation Introduced Again in U.S. House of Representatives

We have blogged on numerous occasions regarding Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) legislation that continues to be re-introduced in Congress with slight variations over the last ...

Rousmaniere: Insuring Hazardous Jobs

What a difference a generation makes in dangers at work. Since the mid 1990s, the incidence of lost time injuries was cut in half. Yet dangerous jobs remain. What are they?  If you look at fatality rates, the same ones ...

CMS Updates Unified Agenda Regarding Date for Civil Monetary Penalty Provisions for MSP Reporting Requirements

Last week, we provided an update that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the Unified Agenda as related to the proposed rulemaking for guidance ...

Rousmaniere: Worn Out Workers

Mark Walls and Kimberly George are on to a good idea. They say we should be aware of how personal predicaments influence recovery from work injury.  In May they said that “social determinants of health [of the injured worker] have a ...

First Circuit, Mass. Court: Assignee of Medicare Advantage Plan May Bring Private Cause of Action for Double Damages

In July, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts issued a ruling on a Motion to Dismiss and Motion to Strike Class Allegations involving ...

CA State Fund Declares $105 Million Dividend

Pleasanton, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - State Compensation Insurance Fund’s Board of Directors today announced plans to distribute an approximate $105 million dividend to its qualifying policyholders with policies ...

OK: New Administrative Law Judge Joins the Workers’ Comp Commission

Oklahoma City, OK (WorkersCompensation.com) - Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC)- The WCC has announced the appointment of John Blodgett to the position of Administrative Law Judge ...

CA: Oxnard Resident Sentenced in Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud Case

Ventura, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - - District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Ernestina Rodriguez (DOB 2/27/1963), of Oxnard, was placed on formal probation for a ...

More than Twice as Many Employers than 10 Years Ago are Planning to Increase Investments in Employee Health and Wellness, Optum Study Shows

Eden Prairie, MN (WorkersCompensation.com) - More than 80% of employers said they are planning to increase their health and ...

NCCI Reviews Medical Marijuana and Workers' Compensation

Sacramento, CA - NCCI’s Court Case Update provides a look at some of the cases and decisions monitored by NCCI’s Legal Division that may impact workers compensation across the states. ...

On the Hot Seat in September, Adversarial Workers' Compensation Systems

We just opened registration for the 10th episode of our webinar series, The Hot Seat. This one, as previous Hot Seat webinars this year, will focus on a topic identified as an “Imperative Issue” ...

What Irritates You in the Office?

We just came across a survey that was conducted of 1,000 people last year that disclosed what the top ten irritants tend to be for people in the workplace. It turns out that the primary irritant for people on the job is other people on the job. ...

In Misguided Subrogation Conversation, Outcomes Are What Matters

An item crossed the Cluttered Desk last week that provided a terrific example of the oft misguided focus that we see in the workers’ compensation industry. It is a distraction that can waste our time, cost us ...

Epic Axe Throwing and Other Dubious Conference Activities

I’m just back from the 74th Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference produced by the Workers’ Compensation Institute. Held every year in Orlando, FL, it is without a doubt the biggest ...

At WCI? Don’t Forget the Kids' Chance Volunteer Reception

It is that time of year again, where the great throng of workers’ compensation professionals converge on Orlando for days of meetings, sessions, and just a bit more than their fair share of fun. This is the ...

Q&A: WCRI Founder Dr. Richard Victor to Release Book on the Future of Workers' Compensation through Sedgwick Institute

Dr. Richard Victor, PhD, senior fellow at the Sedgwick Institute is set to release a book about what the future of the workers’ ...

Great Appointment

Governor Newsom recently made a great appointment for a job important to California workers. On August 15 the Governor announced the appointment of Douglas Parker to head Cal OSHA (as the chief of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health at the California Labor ...

Workers Comp Policy Questions - Readers Top 10 Questions

Worker’s Comp Policy Questions Received From Readers and Google Searchers  The number of Worker’s Comp policy questions we receive by email, contact form, and phone increase exponentially July through ...

Demonstrate Respect

I recently ran across an order regarding a procedural motion, to compel answers to some certified question(s). The underlying issue was neither complex nor worthy of further discussion. But, in the course of that motion hearing, the assigned judge was called ...

What's The Difference?

I recently took my son and members of his cross-country team on a running and history trip. The boys ran two 5K races, one in Virginia and the other in Pennsylvania. They had a good time running, and we enjoyed some relaxing days at the pool. We ...

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CA State Fund Declares $105 Million Dividend

Pleasanton, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - State Compensation Insurance Fund’s Board of Directors today announced plans to distribute an approximate $105 million dividend to its qualifying policyholders with policies ...

CA: Oxnard Resident Sentenced in Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud Case

Ventura, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - - District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Ernestina Rodriguez (DOB 2/27/1963), of Oxnard, was placed on formal probation for a ...

Gun Violence Pushes Businesses To Purchase Active Shooter Insurance

Washington, DC – (WorkersCompensation.com) - Mass shootings in the U.S. have propelled businesses to purchase active shooter insurance to supplement their other insurance coverages, experts say.  A ...

On the Hot Seat in September, Adversarial Workers' Compensation Systems

We just opened registration for the 10th episode of our webinar series, The Hot Seat. This one, as previous Hot Seat webinars this year, will focus on a topic identified as an “Imperative ...

US DOL Launches Redesigned OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program Website

Washington, DC (WorkersCompensation.com) - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced today the recent launch of a redesigned website for ...

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Chriss Swaney

Chriss Swaney is a freelance reporter who has written for Antique Trader Magazine, Reuters, The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, the Burlington Free Press, UPI, The Tribune-Review and the Daily Record.

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Toni Sutton

Toni Sutton is a freelance writer from Brooklyn, NY now based in San Diego, CA. She’s been writing for more than 10 years covering topics from business, technology, health, and everything in between. When she’s not hunting for a great story or that ...

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Bruce Burk

Bruce Burk is an experienced workers' compensation defense attorney located in South Florida. He has also worked in civil litigation and criminal defense, handling more than 40 trials, both jury and non-jury. Burk received his law degree from ...

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Mark Pew

Mark Pew, senior vice president of product development and marketing for Preferred Medical, is a passionate educator and agitator. Mark is a recognized thought leader in workers’ compensation and award-winning speaker, blogger, author and ...

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Heather Schwartz Sanderson

Heather Schwartz Sanderson, Esq., MSCC, CHPE, CLMP, CMSP Heather is Chief Legal Officer for Franco Signor LLC, the nation's compliance authority for Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) matters. She has lectured on MSP compliance to the workers’ ...

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Bob Wilson

Bob Wilson is the CEO of WorkersCompensation.com, and author of the award winning blog, "From Bob's Cluttered Desk". Bob is an accomplished presenter for the workers' comp industry, and we are lucky to have him. We don't ...

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Judge David Langham

David Langham is the Deputy Chief Judge of Compensation Claims for the Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims at the Division of Administrative Hearings. He has been involved in workers’ compensation for over 25 years as an attorney, an ...

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Peter Rousmaniere

Peter Rousmaniere is widely known throughout the workers’ compensation industry, both for his writing and consulting experience. Based in the picture perfect New England town of Woodstock, VT, he is a regular on the conference circuit, and is deeply ...

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Liz Carey

Liz Carey has worked as a writer, reporter and editor for nearly 25 years. First, as an investigative reporter for Gannett and later as the Vice President of a local Chamber of Commerce, Carey has covered everything from local government to the ...

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Nancy Grover is the Director, Media Services for WorkersCompensation.com. She comes to our company with more than 35 years as a broadcast journalist and communications consultant. Grover’s specialties include insurance, workers’ compensation, ...

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