- More workers died on the job in 2013 than originally reported
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday released revised worker fatality data showing that 4,585 workers died on the job in 2013, up from the preliminary count of 4,405 reported in September 2014.
- Air ambulance payer rules codified in North Dakota
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed a bill into law that defines the situations in which workers compensation and other payers should cover air ambulance services.
- Workers comp prescription drug costs up in 2014
Workers compensation prescription drug spending per worker increased 1.9% last year, but a 5.4% decrease in drug utilization helped offset a 7% increase in overall prescription costs, according to pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Inc.
- California workers comp insurer premiums up 11%
Written premium for California workers compensation insurers reached $16.5 billion last year, up 11% from 2013, the California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau says.