June 12, 2018

WorkCompRecap: Pros’ Pill Perspectives!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features NCCI’s continuation of its three-part series called “On Opioids” that examines the growing issues related to opioid use in America. The series looks at three viewpoints on issues surrounding opioid use and workers compensation: those of doctors, insurers, and regulators. For the second part…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 5/17/18

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Work Stress and Mental Health WCC’s Work Comp World Digital Eye Strain is a Real Headache CA State Fund Blog 5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Workers’ Comp Program ReduceYourWorkersComp Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources.… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Decreasing Dependence!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the Ohio BWC’s recent announcement that the number of opioid-dependent injured workers in its workers’ comp system fell for the sixth consecutive year under its efforts to reduce opioid use and build a model pharmacy program. The BWC’s Pharmacy Director Nick Trego noted…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 5/16/18

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Healing our Healers: Part One Pinnacol Blog Sleep Away the Pain Safety National Conference Chronicles Texas to Hold Hearing on Request to Extend Work Comp Experience Modifier Deadline Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources.… [Continue Reading]

New Leaders Speak Post!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the continuation of our “Leaders Speak” series with another installment from Dan Anders, Chief Compliance Officer at Tower MSA Partners. Read Dan’s new article at WorkCompWire…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 5/15/18

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Damming the River that Feeds the Lake WCC’s Work Comp World Ohio comp could pay for behavioral tests for injured workers Business Insurance 26 A-B-C’s of Safety to Eliminate Workers’ Comp Costs ReduceYourWorkersComp Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Reform Results!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of another edition of WCRI’s CompScope Benchmarks, which examined the California system and found that the average total cost per workers’ comp claim remained stable since the enactment of comprehensive reforms five years ago. Key findings from the report…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Investigating Impacts!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the California WCIRB’s release of its report on the impact that the Affordable Care Act has had on the workers’ compensation system, which focused on gauging the impact from increased access to health care. The study looked at injured workers’ access to care, fees for medical services…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 5/11/18

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Facetime with Phil — Generic Substitution myMatrixx Blog On Empathy And Thoughtful Leadership Workers’ Comp Insider Top 10 Types of Workplace Injuries Risk & Insurance Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links,… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Assessment & Response!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Out Front Ideas’ announcement of its next free webinar, which will examine the threat of workplace violence, which affects over 2 million workers every year, and is a challenge for many industries, in particular the healthcare, retail and educational sectors. In the webinar a panel of experts…[Continue Reading]

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