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 contributing author to the LexisNexis published, “Complete Guide to Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance.” He writes a monthly column for Risk & Insurance Magazine and is a quarterly columnist for AMComp Magazine.
When states began to adopt workers compensation laws in the early part of the twentieth century, the system was predicated on a no-fault philosophy. Indemnity benefits and medical treatment would be ... Read More
The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) and FICO (Fair Isaac, maker of fraud detection software) conducted a survey of underwriters that reveals almost half of the companies that ... Read More
Lewis v. Boom Boom Room and South Carolina Uninsured Employers' Fund, Opinion 5032 S.C. (2012). The intrepid CEO of WorkersCompensation.com wrote about this incident in early September when a SC appeal ... Read More
The insurance industry has been bemoaning inadequate rates for the last several years. However, with the nation's fragile economy, rate hardening was seen as impossible without a significant loss of ... Read More
The old aphorism goes, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” That saying is probably never more accurate than when attending a conference such as the annual FWCI gathering in ... Read More
I have studied leadership for many years, in an attempt to intellectually understand what constitutes the essential qualities of an effective leader. Personal observation has also informed my quest to assay ... Read More
WC is statutorily required in all states (except Texas, where an employer can opt out of the system and take their chances under common law when an employee is injured). So how can there be so many E&O ... Read More
As I was preparing to write a blog for this website last week, I received unexpected and tragic personal news. My best friend had succumbed to complications from multiple myeloma (blood plasma cancer) after ... Read More
There has been major emphasis over the last decade in the WC industry, and indeed in healthcare in general, on hospitalizations, pharmaceutical spend, and diagnostic testing. Naturally, this has taken shape ... Read More
Hard Liquor, Hard Bodies, Hard Times It is not often you hear about a workplace theft that piques your interest. It is rarer when charges related to that theft also include illegal distribution of anabolic steroids. And when the theft is ...