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Roberto Ceniceros is a retired senior editor of Risk & Insurance® and the former chair of the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo. Read more of his columns and features.
There are countless daily examples of professionals in our industry empathizing and showing compassion for fellow workers.
Wal-Mart, Safeway, and Nordstrom are among companies pushing for a free-market alternative to traditional state workers’ comp systems.
There is a great deal of creativity throughout the workers’ comp industry. But it is at its best when applied for the mutual benefit of injured workers and their employers.
As hiring growth begins to outpace claims volume growth, what will that mean for claims management organizations?
While interest in unbundling appears to be on the decline, it remains an important option for employers with the sophistication to manage it.
To gain support across multiple levels of an organization, risk managers must communicate key metrics in a language that people already understand.
DMEC attendees shared their experiences with integrating absence and disability management programs, as well as wellness and employee assistance offerings.
Will a new insurance product encourage more workers’ comp payers to forgo federal approval of Medicare set asides?
The opioid epidemic is addressed by detoxification programs.
The most effective mitigation strategy is one that addresses existing claims and medical costs while simultaneously striving to prevent new injuries or catch them early.
To discover and mitigate adverse claims trends, Southwest Airline’s workers’ comp program manager fosters cooperation.
Workplace shoulder injuries are challenging workers’ comp payers, especially as the nation’s workforce ages.
Will renewed calls to ban workers’ compensation benefits for illegal immigrants follow rising immigration worries?
A growing number of physicians are turning to pharmacogenetics to evaluate how workers’ comp claimants will respond to prescription drugs based on a patient’s genetic makeup.
Why did an appeals court find that an injured worker was eligible for comp, even though he tested positive for cocaine and admitted using it?
More leaders are looking past the organization’s silos in search of gains in health care and workers’ comp performance.
Doctors are interested in finding out how they compare to their peers.
Legislating employee choice in pharmaceutical purchase and delivery is a tricky business.
New Mexico began paying for a claimant’s marijuana four years ago, setting the stage for a recent ruling.
Workers’ comp insurer premium expansion largest since 2005-2007 hard market.