If you are an employer, you have a positive duty to protect workers from harm. Industry-specific guidelines on how to do that in the COVID-19 environment are now published by occupational safety and ... Read More
The national opioid epidemic has been a public health issue overshadowed amid the current COVID-19 global pandemic – even in an election year. From 1998 to 2018, almost 450,000 people died from ... Read More
Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted the Insurance Industry?
Simple answer: Yes. However, this is not a simple question to answer.
To understand the impact of COVID-19 on the insurance industry, one must ... Read More
On September 4, 2020, the United States Court of Appeal for the 11th Circuit published its opinion on MSP Recovery Claims, Series LLC, v. ACE American Insurance Company, concluding that several insurance ... Read More
Workers’ compensation began as a system for injured workers in the early 1900s. In order to receive workers’ compensation benefits, an injured employee must only establish that their injury arose ... Read More
As 2020 opened, a persistent and tragic opioid overdose epidemic was near the front of a list of national concerns in the U.S. Some 20+ million Americans are reported to have a substance use disorder and 2 ... Read More
I have the privilege of being on a panel with Lisa Anne Bickford (Director of Government Relations, Coventry) and Don Lipsy (AVP, Managed Care Government Relations, Sedgwick) at the National Workers’ ... Read More
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Hearing Loss And Illinois Workers' Compensation Hearing loss cases are unique because we all are exposed to loud noises at various times of the day. If you live in Chicago it’s probably worse for you than if you live in a more rural area like ...