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The definitions of ‘employee’ versus ‘independent contractor’ are up for debate, leaving employers to classify workers properly and remain compliant within state laws.
For Main Line Health’s workers’ comp team, reducing employee injuries meant ditching the adversarial approach and pivoting to advocacy claims management.
As farmers prepare their acres for seasonal tricks and treats, insurers work hard to garner coverage options for growing Halloween risks.
The claims advocacy model is just one of many important topics on the agenda for 2018 NWCDC this December at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
An educator of the next generation of risk managers, Jack Hampton, a 2018 Risk All Star winner, joined a declining risk management program. Then he made it thrive.
James Curbeam, one of the 2018 Risk All Star winners, knew the only way to achieve true ERM was by making every department aware of how their risks intertwined.
Connecting injured workers with claims and case professionals of similar backgrounds can alleviate misunderstandings that delay recovery.
Background checks and monitoring property — like laptops lent by the company — can deter and prevent crimes committed by employees.
At Rochester Regional Health, the workers’ comp and safety team champion employee engagement and positive reinforcement.
Increasing levels of incivility in society are leaching into the workplace and bruising employers’ bottom lines.
Related or “batch” claims, particularly in health care, are a complex exposure issue with the potential to keep growing.
Eliminating missed medical appointments can significantly reduce claims costs and improve outcomes for injured workers.
The degree to which companies can effectively collect data on their employees hinges upon trust and transparency.
Trust and communication can help keep legal costs from spiraling out of control.
The stubborn embrace of alcohol by fraternities remains a prime source of expensive and potentially avoidable higher education claims.
Insurers who help pay for improved police training today may save on future claims.
The power of states and individuals to bring action in the case of an environmental event remains intact despite the new administration’s proposals.
Experts disagree on the involvement of risk managers in implementing treatment guidelines for injured workers.
A lawsuit being argued in California could drastically change UR workers’ comp statutes and drive costs through the roof.
With a lifetime of accomplishments under his belt, Woodrow Cross wants to keep going.