October 17, 2017

WorkCompRecap: Lowests & Leftovers!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap interrupts your Cyber Monday shopping to welcome you back from the Thanksgiving Holiday, starting with the California DIR’s recent release of occupational injury and illness data that shows that injury rates remain at their lowest levels in 13 years. Demographics do however remain…[Continue Reading]

California Work-related Injury and Illness Rate Lowest in 13 Years

CA DIR

Sacramento, CA – The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has posted California’s 2014 occupational injury and illness data with detailed information on employer-reported injuries involving days away from work. The data shows that the incidence of occupational injuries remains at its lowest level in 13 years. “As a whole, the lower…[Continue Reading]

Louisiana Ranked No. 2 Nationally for Worker Safety in 2014

LA Workforce Commission

Baton Rouge, LA – The rate of work-related injuries and illnesses among Louisiana’s private-sector employers improved in 2014 to the best level in 13 years, according to a federal Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. The survey showed Louisiana improved to 2 incidents per 100 full-time workers, down from 2.2 in 2013. The national average was 3.2…[Continue Reading]

Texas Mutual Distributes $3 Million in Early Qualifier Dividends

Texas Mutual

Austin, TX – Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently paid more than $3 million in early qualifier dividends to approximately 4,000 newer policyholder owners across the state. This payout is the final component of Texas Mutual’s $225 million dividend distribution in 2015. The policyholder owners receiving early-qualifier dividends are those who…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Employer Admits to Faking Workers’ Comp Coverage

Ohio BWC

Lancaster, OH – The owner of a Fairfield County excavating company has admitted to falsifying his workers’ compensation insurance coverage certificate in order to submit bid proposals to the city of Lancaster. William Newell, of Pleasantville, pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud and must repay more than $5,000 to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’…[Continue Reading]

Using a Multifaceted Approach to Break the Sleep-Pain Cycle

Helios

We’ve all experienced those times when much-needed sleep was elusive or have been woken up in the middle of the night only to find you just can’t get back to sleep. Whether caused by stresses from social obligations, work, or home responsibilities, an occasional bout of insomnia, while frustrating, is relatively harmless. However, for those…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Themes & Thanks!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap noted that the workers’ comp system owes part of its 100 year legacy to the fact it has adapted to many changes along the way, and that research and monitoring are the keys to making sense of change and addressing challenges that arise. Key topics will include understanding…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 11/25/15

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. The Top Three Causes of Injury in the Workplace CA State Fund Blog Millennials scoff at insurance careers Business Insurance Blogger panel inspires discussion on weighty workers’ comp issues Ohio BWC Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead… [Continue Reading]

WCRI Announces 2016 Conference Theme

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – Providing a deeper understanding of emerging issues facing the nation’s workers compensation systems is the focus of the Workers Compensation Research Institute’s (WCRI) 32nd Annual Issues & Research Conference, scheduled for March 10-11, 2016, at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, MA. The workers’…[Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Addresses Coverage Gap for Employers Doing Business in Other States

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A new coverage option approved by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors will simplify workers’ comp for businesses with employees who work in other states. Workers’ comp laws vary by state and the new Other States’ Coverage will help ensure that Ohioans injured on the job will…[Continue Reading]

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