- Penalty for lapsed comp coverage was excessive, court rules
- Florida bill aims to overhaul state’s workers comp system
A bill that would put insurance ratings agencies on notice and allow insurers to independently research and file their own workers compensation insurance rates in Florida, among other key changes, is making its way through the state Senate.
- Waffle House fights lawsuit with video surveillance
Larry Graham says a mishap in the kitchen at his local Waffle House restaurant in Roswell, Georgia, caused his hearing damage, especially because a shard of glass became lodged in his ear, according to media reports on a lawsuit filed against the Norcross, Georgia-based chain.
- ACA repeal could shift medical costs to workers comp
- States lower costs by changing process to resolve comp disputes
While some states are looking to balance their budgets by making cuts within agencies that oversee workers compensation programs, others have taken a different direction in recent years by modifying their process for workers comp administration and adjudication.
- Troubled childhood may foretell troublesome claim
Workers compensation payers are now relying on tests that screen for potential mental health issues that could affect the outcome of a claim, including one that mines a person’s childhood for signs that a physical injury could eventually lead to a mental one.
- View from the Top: Artemis Emslie, myMatrixx
Artemis Emslie, Tampa, Florida-based CEO of pharmacy benefit manager Matrix Healthcare Services Inc., has served in her role since 2012 and has nearly 25 years of experience in both the workers compensation and group health industries.
- Budget proposals weigh workers comp cuts
State budget proposals that target employee safety programs and agencies, including workers compensation systems, are raising questions about the balance between federal and state oversight of workers comp and safety enforcement under the new presidential administration.
- Detecting mental health issues can cut workers comp claims costs
It’s not always physical injuries that can lead to the most costly workers compensation claims; psychosocial issues such as depression or anxiety also can delay return to work and increase claim costs, experts say.