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Undocumented, and Unprotected? NV Has More Illegal Immigrants than Any Other State... What Does that Mean for Comp Coverage?

This is the next article in WorkersCompensation.com's “Undocumented, and Unprotected?” series, as our writers explore what is it like to ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 11/22, Wednesday Edition

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - 1) OH Dollar Stores See High Rates of Violence, According to Reports Dollar store clerks in northeastern Ohio have experienced being hit and shot at with guns, and beaten during ...

Comp and Cannabis: NJ Sees Unprecedented Decision Involving an Injured Worker and Marijuana Treatment

This is the next article in WorkersCompensation.com's “Comp and Cannabis” series, as Editor Dara Barney explores medical marijuana legislation state-by-state, and ...

Imprisoned Former KY Lawmaker Faces Charges for Fake Work Comp Documents

Lexington, KY (WorkersCompensation.com) – A federal grand jury has indicted a former KY legislator for using fake workers’ compensation insurance documentation in order to keep a contract.  Former ...

Amazon Faces Scrutiny, Fine in Two Worker Deaths in Two Different States

Plainfield, IN (WorkersCompensation.com) – Retail giant Amazon is facing an investigation in one state, and fines in another, over two warehouse worker deaths within a week of each other.  On Sept. 19, ...

Mediation Success - and Adding Capacity

Mediation in workers' compensation is an area in which Florida was the pioneer. In the 1990s, Florida tested and then mandated mediation in workers' compensation claims. Mediation has been very effective in managing case volumes and providing ...

The Coming Automation

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) recently released two articles detailing an analysis of the The Impact of Automation on Employment – Part I, and Part II. They are researched, documented, and sourced. They lead us to the ...

Staffing, Compensation, and Opt Out (4)

People are talking about workers' compensation, perhaps more today than ever. This is the third in an 11-post series (links to the first two are at the end of this post), that attempts to overview various perspectives heard from system ...

Rousmaniere: Why Innovation is Hard

A Harvard Business School guru, Clayton Christensen, has written often on innovation, market disruption, and how newcomers in an industry upend the powers that be.  He recently wrote an article on why companies find it hard to innovate, ...

Power Lines and Cranes a Very Dangerous Mix - WA Construction Firm Cited for Putting Workers at Risk

Tumwater, WA (WorkersCompensation.com) - A Kirkland construction company is facing a large fine for workplace safety violations for operating a crane too close to ...

WY: State Occupational Epidemiologist Releases Annual Report on Workplace Fatalities

Cheyenne, WY (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) released an updated Work-Related Fatal Injuries report today. The report, which provides ...

CA DWC Suspends Nine Medical Providers for Fraud

San Francisco, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has suspended nine more medical providers from participating in California’s workers’ compensation system, ...

Ignored Safety Procedures, Fractured Safety Program Led to Fatal Amtrak Derailment

Washington, DC (WorkersCompensation.com) - The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday the April 3, 2016, derailment of Amtrak train 89 near Chester, Pennsylvania was ...

The Jurisdictional Interoperability of Workers' Comp

It has been a while since I’ve updated you on the jurisdictional interoperability of workers’ compensation. Since turkeys are on everyone’s mind this week, I thought that today would be a good day to tackle ...

Suicide by Co(m)p

I read a story last week about an Ohio police officer – make that a former Ohio police officer, who plead guilty to fabricating a story about being shot in the line of duty. The charges he plead to were one count of inducing panic, one count of making ...

Poll on Illegal and Undocumented in Comp Provides Interesting Results

We recently concluded the second of our new CompNewsNetwork Pulse Polls, querying our industry on their views of the rights of undocumented workers’ who are injured on the job. This unscientific survey ...

For Awareness Week, It's All About The Kids (Chance)

Today marks the beginning of the Third Annual Kids’ Chance Awareness Week, where the workers’ comp industry rolls out all the stops to make sure everyone and their brother has 1) heard of Kids’ Chance, and 2) ...

Doctor, Doctor, Give Me a Clue, My Blood Pressure's Up While Waiting On You

One of the challenges we have in workers’ compensation is that we are, in many jurisdictions, held hostage by a medical system that we can neither avoid or control. We are merely customers subject ...

Crystalline Silica: Not Just Fun in the Sand Revisited

Although summer is now nothing but a distant memory and the beaches will be empty for months to come, we should remember that respirable crystalline silica is a major health hazard for those that are exposed to it.  ...

NCCI Update: Kids' Chance Awareness Walk, New Interactive Map Released

Nearly 300 employees from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) participated in a companywide walk on Wednesday, November 15 at the organization’s Boca Raton campus in celebration of Kids’ ...

NJ: Insurance Companies May Offer Discounts for Wellness Programs

A healthy and fit workforce is essential element of loss prevention, especially in the workplace. The State of NJ is taking a huge step forward to encourage reaching the goal.The NJ Department of Insurance (NJDOI) has ...

The Three-Minute Videos Helping Your Employees Receive Better Medical Care

The health care industry is evolving every day with rapid growth particularly in digital health technologies like smart watches, calorie counter apps and pedometers. Patients can benefit from this ...

QME Online Training

The DWC has now unveiled an online QME training module. Compressing training into a one hour online course is not an easy thing, but the course (see link to it at the bottom of this post) does hit many of the QME basics and high points, with links to various ...

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Undocumented, and Unprotected? NV Has More Illegal Immigrants than Any Other State... What Does that Mean for Comp Coverage?

This is the next article in WorkersCompensation.com's “Undocumented, and Unprotected?” series, as our writers explore what is it ...

NJ: Insurance Companies May Offer Discounts for Wellness Programs

A healthy and fit workforce is essential element of loss prevention, especially in the workplace. The State of NJ is taking a huge step forward to encourage reaching the goal.The NJ Department of Insurance (NJDOI) ...

CA DWC Suspends Nine Medical Providers for Fraud

San Francisco, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has suspended nine more medical providers from participating in California’s workers’ compensation system, ...

WY: State Occupational Epidemiologist Releases Annual Report on Workplace Fatalities

Cheyenne, WY (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) released an updated Work-Related Fatal Injuries report today. The report, which provides ...

Crystalline Silica: Not Just Fun in the Sand Revisited

Although summer is now nothing but a distant memory and the beaches will be empty for months to come, we should remember that respirable crystalline silica is a major health hazard for those that are exposed to ...

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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 ...

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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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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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Terry Bogyo

Terry is an active researcher, speaker and commentator on workers compensation issues. Now retired, he was the Director of Corporate Planning and Development for WorkSafeBC. His responsibilities included environmental scanning, strategic planning ...

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Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson is a veteran award-winning journalist with 30 years of experience as a newspaper reporter and editor. During his career, he has covered state and local government in Georgia, the University of Georgia, and a range of economic ...

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Phil Yacuboski is a freelance writer based in Maryland. He writes about business, healthcare and technology. In his spare time, Phil enjoys the outdoors and photography.

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Bob Wilson

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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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Dara Barney comes to WorkersCompensation.com as the Senior Editor of Premium Media. Her previous journalism experience in Idaho and California, along with her former role as Public Information Specialist at the Idaho Industrial Commission, all play ...

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A "Quick Pulse" Poll

One of the "Imperative Issues" identified during the 2016 WC Summit (the "National Conversation") was Regulatory Complexity. The wide variances between jurisdictions, both in benefits and procedure, are a challenge for companies working in multiple states. This has prompted a few questions for the current Pulse Poll. Tell us your opinion here in our Pulse Poll!