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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 ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 11/14, Wednesday Edition

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - 1) NY: Former Electric Co. Employee Arrested for Alleged Work Comp Fraud Bath, NY resident Jeffrey Smalt is in some trouble with the state’s work comp laws, according to Insurance ...

OH Court Awards Work Comp Benefits to Data Entry Clerk

Twinsburg, OH (Workerscompensation.com) - An Ohio appellate court has ruled to uphold an award of benefits to data clerk Sandra White for the injuries she sustained from falling while on her lunch break while taking a ...

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 ...

Honest Critics - Invaluable

I find honest critics refreshing and inspiring, and have yet to hear a convincing argument for discounting or muting honest critics. There is much to learn from those who provide counter-point and alternative perspective. I heard from an honest critic this ...

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 ...

Workplace Injuries, Illnesses Remain Lowest in Indiana State History

Indianapolis,IN (WorkersCompensation.com) - Today the Indiana Department of Labor released the state’s results from the 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Occupational Injuries ...

Payments for Surgeries in Ambulatory Surgery Centers Lower Than in Hospital Outpatient Departments, with Few Exceptions, Finds WCRI Study

Cambridge, MA,(WorkersCompensation.com) - The payments for similar knee and shoulder surgeries performed in ambulatory surgery ...

New California Workplace Injury Reporting Requirements

Sacremento,CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - In compliance with Federal OSHA requirements, some California employers will be required to annually submit their injury and illness log information to a federal OSHA ...

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 ...

Another Recap of the Week's Absurd, and a Bit More

Well, it has been another banner week in the news. This week saw the culmination of the latest and greatest “most important election in our lifetime,” one that had just a couple eyebrow raising moments. A man ignored ...

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 ...

Marijuana: Lessons from Colorado and Maine

At the 2018 SAWCA All-Committee Conference, a session discussed how recreational and medical marijuana is impacting regulators, the medical community, and businesses in Colorado and Maine. The panel was: Paul Tauriello - Director, ...

State of NJ Sues a NJ-Based Opioid Manufacturer Seeking Reimbursement of Work Comp Costs

The NJ Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against a subsidiary of NJ based Johnson and Johnson seeking reimbursement for workers' compensation costs resulting from deceptive ...

Paradigm Announces Collaboration on Evidence-Based Practices with Rehab Groups

The American Congress of Rehab Medicine (ACRM), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and Paradigm are pleased to announce an outcomes evidence-based practice initiative to ...

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Marijuana: Lessons from Colorado and Maine

At the 2018 SAWCA All-Committee Conference, a session discussed how recreational and medical marijuana is impacting regulators, the medical community, and businesses in Colorado and Maine. The panel was: Paul Tauriello - Director, ...

State of NJ Sues a NJ-Based Opioid Manufacturer Seeking Reimbursement of Work Comp Costs

The NJ Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against a subsidiary of NJ based Johnson and Johnson seeking reimbursement for workers' compensation costs resulting from ...

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, ...

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 ...

Paradigm Announces Collaboration on Evidence-Based Practices with Rehab Groups

The American Congress of Rehab Medicine (ACRM), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and Paradigm are pleased to announce an outcomes evidence-based practice initiative ...

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