- Helping employees stay at work or return to work following an illness or injury can prevent avoidable disability absences
This guidance paper from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine provides observations and recommendations on measures employers can undertake when developing a disability prevention model that emphasizes helping ill or injured…
- More information emerges on meningitis outbreak
Workers compensation adjusters and case managers are helping provide claimants with information on the meningitis outbreak.
- OFF BEAT: Hot line snafu has callers chatting about sex, not meningitis
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has either been convinced of the therapeutic properties of phone sex, or his communications office could do with a good copy editor.
- Supreme Court to review case involving reports from doctors outside of workers comp medical network
The California Supreme Court is set to review an appellate court ruling in Elayne Valdez v.
- Alaska tops rankings of state workers compensation rates: Study
Employers in Alaska, California and Connecticut faced the highest workers compensation rates for 2012, according to a biennial study produced by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services.
- Commercial property/casualty prices expected to increase: KBW
Commercial property/casualty prices will continue to increase, according to a third-quarter insurer earnings preview issued Wednesday by Keefe Bruyette & Woods Inc.
- Lawmakers seek more oversight of compound drugs after meningitis outbreak
A couple of U.S. lawmakers say they will introduce legislation aimed at increasing the oversight of compound pharmaceuticals, which have been linked to the deadly meningitis outbreak.
- N.Y. workers comp reforms result in increased benefits, lower drug costs: WCRI
Workers compensation reforms passed by New York in 2007 have increased benefits for injured workers while lowering prescription drug costs by up to 20%, according to the Workers Compensation Research Institute.