- RAS adopts Valen Analytics underwriting platform
Risk Administration Services has adopted Valen Analytics’ InsureRight platform for workers compensation underwriting analysis.
- Construction company owner arrested in workers comp scam
The owner of a construction firm in Palm Beach, Florida, was arrested this month after an alleged attempt to operate a shell company with the “sole intent of circumventing the state’s workers’ compensation laws,” Florida’s chief financial officer, Jimmy Patronis, announced on Monday.
- Workers comp bill safeguarding pregnant women put on hold
Lawmakers in California on Monday placed in the suspension file a bill that aims to protect mothers and pregnant women from their gender-specific status affecting a disability claim that arises out of a workplace injury.
- Court ruling expected to drive up Pennsylvania comp claim costs
Pennsylvania will see an increase in workers compensation claim costs as a result of the state Supreme Court’s impairment evaluation ruling, according to experts.
- More PBMs tackling opioids at the first fill as state comp laws evolve
Pharmacy benefits management firms are aligning their business with state laws on how much opioids an injured worker can be prescribed on the first fill of their prescriptions despite backlash from doctors, experts say.
- Safety whistleblower’s lawsuit against railroad reinstated
An appeals court has reversed a decision granting summary judgment to CSX Transportation Inc. in a lawsuit filed by an employee who said his employer retaliated against him for reporting safety concerns.
- Safety commission vacates employer citations from bulldozer death
An administrative law judge of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has vacated two citations issued by federal safety and health regulators against a Florida contractor involving a workplace fatality.