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.
Premiums are down. Recent rate filings of the National Council on Compensation Insurance lower the cost of insurance by an average of 10%. The opioid scourge has been shrinking. Now one massive cloud ... Read More
Conversations at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference led me to see two possible paths for artificial intelligence in workers’ comp claims. We tend to focus on the more ... Read More
The workers’ comp system is supposed to be predictable, accountable and biased towards inclusiveness. It’s news when state politicians vote to make their system unpredictable, unaccountable and ... Read More
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
Warren Buffett-Owned WC Insurer Sold to its Founder Omaha, NE (WorkersCompensation.com) – In a deal worth $920 million, the founder of Applied Underwriters has acquired the company, including the 81 percent of shares owned by Berkshire Hathaway. Steve ...