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 in tune with trends and developments within the industry. His passion is writing and presenting on issues largely related to immigration, and he maintains a blog on the subject at www.workingimmigrants.com.
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
Sedgwick is the most successful business in the workers’ compensation industry, when evaluated from reported or estimated information about growth of business volume, number of employees, and investor ... Read More
State workers’ compensation funds exert a broader impact on the workers’ comp market than most people assume. In 1990, there were about 20 state sponsored insurers, virtually entirely active only ... Read More
For one-out-of-eight work injuries, doctors consider surgery as an option. One-third of lost time compensable claims involve one. I suggest we try to understand surgeries by looking at risks in perhaps a new ... Read More
It will likely take at least 10 years until a digital currency such as bitcoin is adopted by the workers’ compensation industry in a serious way. I believe it will happen. Complexity, hype and ... Read More
At its annual conference, held last week in Orlando, the National Council on Compensation Insurance showed, for the first time in my memory, a short profile of workers who had sustained severe work injuries. ... Read More
Claims payers are spending less on drugs. But some pharmacy benefit managers are still raking it in, by charging their customers in workers’ comp far more than would be the case were PBMs more ... Read More
There has been a fair amount of discussion about delegation in workers' compensation in recent years. Now come questions and considerations of states delegating authority to the federal government. This is a ... Read More