Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit, which is coming up next month, April 10-12. The summit is expected to have several sessions that focus specifically on issues affecting Worker’s Comp, including factors leading to opioid abuse in workers’ comp, regional variations of narcotics use and strategies employers are using to help addicted employees, identifying employees at risk of dependency and addiction, and the financial impact of prescription drug abuse on employers. Find out more by clicking here.
Also in the news today is the California WCIRB, who recently launched their “Workers’ Compensation Coverage Inquiry website”. The new site allows users to identify the name of an insurance company that wrote a California workers’ compensation insurance policy for a specific policyholder on a specific day within the last 5 years. Only privately insured coverage information is shown, and is extracted from data reported to the WCIRB. The site is free, and available via web browser. Find out more by clicking here.