- Workers compensation pioneer Dr. Gary Franklin sounds opioid alarm
Years before risk managers learned that opioid prescriptions would become a workers compensation liability, Dr. Gary Franklin was reviewing death certificates to document that large doses of the narcotics were killing injured workers.
- Insurers unconvinced that Calif. law reforms will reduce workers comp costs
DANA POINT, Calif. — While recent workers compensation reforms in California aim to reduce costs for employers, insurers and claims handlers say they’re concerned the new law won’t do much to ease rising expenses.
- Conference draws 850 to Dana Point
DANA POINT, Calif. — The California Workers Compensation & Risk Conference, held Sept. 19-21 in Dana Point, Calif., drew more than 850 attendees from California and around the country.
- California workers compensation reforms will cut costs by $300M annually: Fitch
California’s latest workers compensation reforms are expected to cut the state’s comp costs by about $300 million, or 1.4%, annually, Fitch Ratings Ltd. said Thursday.
- Medicare set-asides getting faster approvals with new contractors
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- California’s workers comp reforms may not reduce system costs for payers: Panel
DANA POINT, Calif. — A panel of insurers and workers compensation claims handlers said Wednesday that they don’t expect California’s recent workers comp reforms to reduce system costs for payers in the state.