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.
Employers are saddled with $10 billion in annual medical and wage replacement costs of non-occupational disability insurance. This insurance covers only a fraction of the workforce. The total costs of ... Read More
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 ... Read More
A.M. Best recently reported on the workers’ compensation market that premium growth is flat. It cautioned that insurers must protect their profit margins by better claims management. They cannot ... Read More
What can we conjecture about the experience of American workers with the work injury risks they endure? After reading a flock of reports, one has the sense that about one out of every five injured workers ... Read More
A journalist participates in some peculiar conversations and must learn how to be jilted and keep a sense of humor. A phone call this summer stands out for how the other person on the line went about ... Read More
Harvey brought 50 inches of rain and a thick dossier of irony to the workers’ compensation system in Texas. This natural disaster, like others have in the past, will challenge an economic safety ... Read More
The following is the second piece in a two-part series written by industry expert Peter Rousmaniere on Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBMs). Part one is available here.
The conventional method of ... Read More
Ten Light Duty Work Ideas So you have decided to provide some light duty or transitional work for injured workers to decrease wage loss expense. First of all, congratulations! This is the first step in decreasing claims costs. ...