- Consistent guidelines needed for treatment of comp claimants: NCCI speaker
ORLANDO, Florida — Workers compensation insurers and state lawmakers should implement consistent, evidence-based medical guidelines to improve treatment for comp claimants and control spending, said Joseph Paduda, principal of Madison,…
- Disability claims for obesity, skin cancer 'skyrocketing': Cigna
There have been “skyrocketing increases” in obesity and skin cancer claims over the past two decades, according to a study by Cigna Corp.
- Workers comp combined ratios returning to 'balance': Trade group
ORLANDO, Fla. — The workers compensation market is “balanced,” with combined ratios for private comp insurers falling 14 percentage points since 2011, the National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. said Thursday.
- Injured Louisiana workers top list of longer-term opioid users: Study
Longer-term opioid use was most prevalent in Louisiana, where one in six injured workers taking opioids were identified as longer-term users, according to findings by the Massachusetts-based Workers Compensation Research Institute.