- OFF BEAT: Man on disability accused of moonlighting as dancing hamster
One of the dancing hamsters from a Kia Motors Corp.
- Don't let workplace protections lead to complacency: Safety speaker
ORLANDO, Fla. — Work-related injuries and fatalities occur when people stop thinking about potential risks and rely too heavily on safety protections that are already in place, says one safety expert.
- Total disability payments available 'for life': New Mexico high court
The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled that workers compensation temporary total disability benefits are payable “for the remainder of a worker’s life” and aren’t subject to time limits that the state places on permanent disability benefits.
- Impact of doctor-dispensed drugs on comp costs drives new legislative efforts
A renewed focus on how physician-dispensed prescription drugs affect workers compensation claims outcomes is driving legislation that would restrict the costly practice.
- Wider use of stock options as compensation increases comp premiums
For years companies have paid senior executives a large portion of their total annual compensation in performance bonuses, stock grants and options for future shares.
- Simple tactics help benefit managers decrease drug dispensing by doctors
Some pharmacy benefit managers and third-party administrators are hoping to reduce the effects of physician drug dispensing outside of the legislative arena.