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.
The following is the first piece in a two-part series written by industry expert Peter Rousmaniere on Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBMs). Part two is now available here.
There is growing evidence that ... Read More
Where are work injuries heading, in number, economic sector, type of job and worker? We can find answers through estimates, some no better than guesses. Yet, the next five-plus years certainly ... Read More
About 900,000 work injuries involving at least one day of lost time will occur this year. How might that be lowered within a five year planning horizon to, say 810,000, which would be consistent with ... Read More
Workers’ compensation insurers are enjoying profitable and stable years. People who run and advise them tell me that computer analytics, relatively new to underwriting, has been a gift that will ... Read More
Liberty Mutual closed its Center for Disability Research, along with the rest of the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, on June 6, due to corporate cost-cutting. So ends 63 years of ... Read More
Memorial Day this week marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of an individual who at age 46 suffered a fatal work-related injury. John F. Kennedy’s death by violence propagated a wave of memory ... Read More
Courts in three states have struck down at least certain parts of their workers’ compensation laws as unconstitutional. These decisions favored injured workers. A ruling by an Alabama court last week ... Read More
Does it matter who picks the doctor? The Workers' Compensation Research Institute concluded in a report released last week that for the most part an insurer or employer will incur roughly the same claims ... Read More
CA State Fund Declares $105 Million Dividend Pleasanton, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - State Compensation Insurance Fund’s Board of Directors today announced plans to distribute an approximate $105 million dividend to its qualifying ...