- Narcotic pain drugs remain atop list of workers comp insurer concerns
Addiction to opioid pain medications and the dispensing of drugs by doctors remain top concerns for workers compensation companies, survey results released Wednesday show.
- Wellness programs can reduce worker medical costs by 18%: Study
Workplace wellness programs can reduce medical costs by more than 18% for the average worker, according to a report published by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
- Delaware workers compensation rates to increase 14.6%
Delaware businesses will see a 14.6% average increase in workers compensation rates this year, the Delaware Department of Insurance said Friday.
- Illegal immigrants covered by Nebraska workers comp system: Court
Illegal immigrants are entitled to workers compensation disability benefits, Nebraska’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday.
- Workers comp benefits allowed for victim of hostage situation
An Ohio hospital employee who was held hostage at work by a prison inmate can receive workers compensation benefits for her post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from the standoff, an Ohio appellate court has ruled.
- Death threat does not warrant workers compensation benefits: Court
It’s highly unusual for a supervisor to threaten to kill an employee, but that is not enough to award a police officer workers compensation benefits, a Louisiana appeals court ruled.
- Hutterite colony must buy workers compensation insurance: Court
A religious colony must purchase workers compensation insurance for its members working in commercial enterprises, a divided Montana Supreme Court ruled Monday.