What is good about workers' compensation? There are some who might decry that question, and respond with a firm and unequivocal "nothing." But they are wrong. There is so much going on in this community that ... Read More
Earlier this year, we blogged about CMS updating its WCMSA Reference Guide. Specifically, we pointed out that CMS for the first time included explicit examples in which the settlements would not meet ... Read More
Several of our clients have been experiencing an increase in conditional payment letters from Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. Historically, Part D plans have been less active in recovery of ... Read More
It will likely take at least 10 years until a digital currency such as bitcoin is adopted by the workers’ compensation industry in a serious way. I believe it will happen. Complexity, hype and ... Read More
As I ponder In re Amendments to the Florida Evidence Code, No. SC19-107 (decided May 23, 2019), I cannot seem to shake Yogi Berra's voice from my head. He is credited with such sayings as "the future ain't ... Read More
Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule, (CMS-4180-F) impacting Medicare Advantage Plans (MAP) and Part D programs. The rule aims to ensure that ... Read More
At its annual conference, held last week in Orlando, the National Council on Compensation Insurance showed, for the first time in my memory, a short profile of workers who had sustained severe work injuries. ... 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 ...