- Companies opt for higher self-insured retention levels to cut costs: Panel
INDIANAPOLIS — Many employers are selecting higher self-insured retention levels to help keep workers compensation costs down, but that option may only be available to companies with solid finances, a panel of excess workers comp insurers said.
- Few doctors follow guidelines on monitoring opioid patients: WCRI
Few doctors follow recommended medical treatment guidelines for monitoring patients to prevent opioid pain medication abuse, according to research findings released Tuesday by the Cambridge, Mass.-based Workers Compensation Research Institute.
- Calif. bill easing domestic worker qualification for workers comp vetoed
California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have made it easier for domestic workers to qualify for workers compensation benefits and made them eligible for a range of labor protections.
- Workers comp insurer can subrogate N.Y. rape victim’s civil settlement
A civil settlement received by a New York rape victim can be subrogated by the workers compensation insurer that covered her injuries, a New York appellate court ruled last week.