The workers’ compensation industry needs a serious pep talk. Many have lost sight of the original intent of workers’ compensation: to take care of the injured worker. When messaging is added in ... 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
On Tuesday, an opinion on a familiar case came out of the Sixth Circuit. The case is Duncan v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., Civil Action No. 16-CV-12570, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106265 (E.D. Mich. June 25, ... Read More
Over the last several years, we have been providing updates regarding False Claims Act (FCA) litigation, filed both in Federal and NJ court, against Progressive Insurance Company, wherein a whistleblower, a ... Read More
On June 18, 2019, the Florida First District Court rendered Abreu v. Riverland Elementary, ___ So. 3d ____; No. 1D17-2755 (Fla. 1st DCA 2019). The injured worker there took issue with the application of ... 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
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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 ...