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Roberto Ceniceros is senior editor at Risk & Insurance® and chair of the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo. He can be reached at [email protected] Read more of his columns and features.
An accurate picture of total cost of risk emboldens different management layers to work together to seek solutions.
In an area where the labor market is tight, half of all dairy-farm workers are immigrants. Losing them would double retail milk prices and increase rate of injury.
Determining total cost of risk has value; getting your hands on the right data set is the challenge.
Two recent court decisions have claims payers talking: Should injured employees be able to choose their preferred pharmacy?
Determining it may be inexact; pursuing it merits attention.
Without input from injured workers it’s unclear whether the treatment of occupational illnesses and injuries achieves the most favorable outcomes possible.
Workers’ comp insurers want to know if marijuana can effect better outcomes than opioids.
Cumulative Trauma, or CT claims, continue to harm workers and drive up costs. Defending against these claims means reducing, through analytics and engineering, the chance that workers get hurt to begin with.
Creating a “safe space” for injured workers returning to the job is a concept deserving a spotlight.
While ergonomic rules never became law, the idea alone fueled a nationwide awareness.
The changing landscape of mandated leave laws and increased interest in paid parental leave were top of mind for employers attending DMEC in Anaheim this month.
Beliefs about work-related mental health issues are beginning to shift.
The level of mystery shrouding health care legislation isn’t instilling confidence within the workers’ comp industry.
Learn about Nordstrom’s approach to injured worker advocacy during the 2017 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo.
All signs point to positive trends in the workers’ comp market, which is good news for policyholders as well as insurers.
Robust wellness strategies, once perceived as a nicety, should be considered a must-have.
A call for reexamining claims-management philosophies and reshaping how injured workers are thought of.
Liberty Mutual appears to be the first carrier to create a workflow process for evaluating medical marijuana expense reimbursement requests.
With more buzz than proven capability around telemedicine, buyers should ask critical questions.
The shift from legacy to cloud-based systems is unlocking new benefits and new possibilities for employers and other claims payers.