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Research Org. Report: Poor Health Costs Employers

San Francisco, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) – According to a new report released by research organization Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), US employers spent $880 billion for healthcare-related expenses in 2017, which averages ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 11/16, Friday Edition

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - 1) New Chief Justice Elected in OK Supreme Court Noma D. Gurich was elected as the new chief justice by the Oklahoma Supreme Court this week, writes Kyle Schwab of NewsOK. ...

Recent Work Comp Ruling: No Benefits for NH Firefighter

Seabrook, NH (WorkersCompensation.com) - New Hampshire adopted Senate Bill 541 this summer, which allows firefighters to apply for workers’ comp coverage for certain types of cancer. According to the bill, “…In ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 11/15, Thursday Edition

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) -  1) Microsoft Hones in on Workforce Diversity Microsoft is working to increase workforce diversity, writes Jordyn Holman of Bloomberg’s Technology section. Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, ...

4-1-1 on Comp: Poll Workers and Work Comp Claims

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - With the elections in the rearview mirror, most people are done thinking about the polls for a while. Although in a few states, some poll workers are still busy completing recounts. Poll workers ...

Arguments and Emotions

There are three "modes of persuasion" as purportedly defined and taught by Aristotle: "ethos," "pathos," and "logos." They are sometimes also referred to as "rhetorical appeals." Two initial observations are (1) that these are not taught enough in schools ...

Medicare's Conditional Payment Recovery Process is Ramping Up: What You Need to Know

Last month, at the annual National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals’ Annual Conference, Performant Financial (Performant), the current contractor for the Commercial Repayment ...

Fitting Good into Busy Lives

This is a busy news week. Yesterday was the observance  of Veteran's Day. Communities gathered for remembrances, parades, and various dedications of monuments and memorials. I love Veteran's Day! In California, fires raged. In various states, ...

Hardwired Hacking

There is a great deal of concern and angst about our privacy. I have written about DNA testing in Science, the Right to Privacy and Big Brother. Our interest in constitutionally recognized privacy, and the ignorant among us that neither appreciate its ...

Please Consider Supporting the Women to Watch Foundation to Prevent Up to 90% of Cervical Cancers

In December 2017 last year, I attended the Women to Watch conference hosted by CLM/Business Insurance in New York City. During the conference, the newly formed Women to ...

Wildfire Reminders: Employers Have Obligations, Must Take Precautions to Protect Employees

Employers should be aware of the precautions and wage issues that can affect their employees as fire crews continue to battle the wildfires. Sacremento,CA ...

DWC Moves Eureka Office to New Location

San Francisco,CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) today announced its Eureka office has moved to the following address: State of California Office Building 409 K Street, Room 201 ...

‘Records told the story’ in fraud case: Northeast Ohio Business Overbills Agency; Owner Found Guilty of Workers’ Comp Fraud

Cleveland,OH (WorkersCompensation.com) - The bills coming from a Northeast Ohio health care facility to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ ...

Sedgwick Announces Cunningham Lindsey Hong Kong Service Offerings Will Operate With the Sedgwick Brand

Hong Kong,(WorkersCompensation.com) -Sedgwick – a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk,benefits and integrated business solutions – ...

James K. Christie Begins Term as President of the Casualty Actuarial Society

Las Vegas,NV (WorkersCompensation.com) – James K. Christie, FCAS, an insurance industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, began his term as the president of the ...

The Faces of Kids' Chance - Friday Edition

A Note from Bob: Welcome to Kids' Chance Awareness Week! This week, all across America, Kids' Chance chapters and their supporters are engaged in activities that will raise awareness of this great cause. However, it is one thing to hear ...

The Faces of Kids' Chance - Thursday Edition

A Note from Bob: Welcome to Kids' Chance Awareness Week! This week, all across America, Kids' Chance chapters and their supporters are engaged in activities that will raise awareness of this great cause. However, it is one thing to ...

The Faces of Kids' Chance - Wednesday Edition

A Note from Bob: Welcome to Kids' Chance Awareness Week! This week, all across America, Kids' Chance chapters and their supporters are engaged in activities that will raise awareness of this great cause. However, it is one thing to ...

The Faces of Kids' Chance - Tuesday Edition

A Note from Bob: Welcome to Kids' Chance Awareness Week! This week, all across America, Kids' Chance chapters and their supporters are engaged in activities that will raise awareness of this great cause. However, it is one thing to ...

Welcome to Kids' Chance Awareness Week 2018

Today marks the beginning of the Third Annual Kids’ Chance Awareness Week, where the workers’ compensation industry gets to pull out all the stops to make everyone aware of this terrific organization. Awareness Week will ...

SAWCA Carrier Roundtable

At the 2018 SAWCA All Committee Conference, a panel of carrier representatives discussed a wide variety of issues that are impacting the workers' compensation industry. The panel was: Tom Hebson - York Risk Services Group Mark Walls - Safety National ...

Celebrating Kids’ Chance Awareness Week in LA

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) and the workers’ compensation industry celebrate Kids’ Chance Awareness Week this week, November 12th-16th. The Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program provides scholarships to the children of ...

The Lindh Case

The California Court of Appeal 1st District will be hearing oral argument in San Francisco on an important case on apportionment, City of Petaluma V. WCAB (Lindh). The case may have important implications for how the courts will handle issues of causation of ...

The Grand Bargain

At the 2018 SAWCA All Committee Conference, a session discussed the state of the Grand Bargain of workers' compensation. The speakers were: Wade McGuffey - Attorney, Goodman, McGuffey Beth Aldridge - Commissioner, Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission ...

Presumption Laws

At the 2018 SAWCA All Committee Conference, a session discussed presumption laws in workers' compensation. The speakers were: Karl Aumann - Chairman, Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission Robert Stokes - Attorney, Flahive, Ogden & Latson (Texas) Many ...

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The Workplace is Getting Safer - The Future of Workers' Compensation

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has confirmed the steady decline in accidents and injuries on the job. They have declined for 14 years. This data mirrors the steady decline of workers' compensation claims ...

NCCI Files: -5.6 Percent Rate Cut for 2019 in LA

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has proposed an overall average workers’ compensation voluntary market loss cost level change of -5.6 percent to become effective May 1st, 2019. According to NCCI, the ...

Rousmaniere: Time to Rebalance Workers’ Comp

It’s passed the time when workers’ comp should be striking a better balance between cost reductions, which benefit employers, and correcting benefits for injured workers.  This may sound heretical to many ...

Rousmaniere: The New Democratic House Likely to Confront Work Comp

Democratic control of the House of Representatives, secured by yesterday’s elections, appears likely to put the workers’ compensation system under the most intense Congressional scrutiny in ...

NEW YORK--White Paper: Revised NYS Pharmacy Formulary

 Analysis of Board's REVISED Draft Pharmacy Formulary and Regulations We invite you to read our white paper with our summary and analysis of the Board's revised proposed formulary. ...

The Hot Seat

Now Available: Impairing the Guides: The Legal Assault on the 6th Edition

Recorded on September 20, 2018 - 1:00PM EST

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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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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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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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F.J. Thomas

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Peter Rousmaniere

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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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Liz Carey

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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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Jon Coppelman

Since 1990 Jon Coppelman has trained thousands of business owners from Main Street to Fortune 500 on the fundamentals of workers’ compensation cost control. From 2006 to 2012 he was a principal writer for the Workers’ Comp Insider, LynchRyan’s ...

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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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