Workers Compensation Press Updates

  • Integrating absence, disability management creates efficiency
    Terri Rhodes, CEO of the San Diego-based Disability Management Employer Coalition, said integrated absence and disability management can help employers streamline their processes for workers compensation and non-occupational disability leave while…
  • Louisiana comp rate may fall on lower losses, more competition
    The National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. has proposed a 2.7% decrease in advisory workers compensation rates next year for Louisiana, the state insurance department said.
  • Texas limits access to opioids for comp injuries
    Two powerful opioids soon will be reclassified as nonformulary drugs on Texas’ closed drug formulary, according to the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation.
  • Costly answers to once-fatal work injuries
    Catastrophic workers compensation claims are becoming more complex as the cost of medical care increases and workers recover from injuries that would have been fatal as recently as five years ago, experts say.
  • Filming comp cheats carries privacy risks
    Employers and their workers compensation insurers generally have the right to conduct surveillance of injured workers, but there should be legitimate reasons to do so, and such efforts should not run afoul of privacy and anti-stalking laws.