- Wrong review standard applied in workers comp ruling: Utah high court
A Utah appellate court incorrectly applied an “abuse of discretion” standard of review in a workers compensation case, even through it rightly denied benefits to the claimant in that decision, the Utah Supreme Court has ruled.
- Missouri governor nixes bill creating workers comp claimant database
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have created an online database that employers could scour to learn whether a prospective job applicant has ever filed a workers compensation claim.
- Miner's surviving spouse eligible for black lung benefits under PPACA
A deceased miner’s spouse is not required to establish cause of death to receive benefits for black lung disease under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday.
- Workers comp insurers selectively choose accounts during midyear renewals
Insurers are being pickier than they have been in recent years in selecting accounts they’ll underwrite for workers compensation coverage, while risky accounts are seeing midyear pricing increases of up to 10%, experts say.
- COMMENTARY: Positive mindset can help injured workers rebound
If we could transfer Aron Ralston’s outlook to everyone recovering from a workplace injury, we could eliminate several billion dollars from the nation’s workers compensation bill.
- Workers comp road map, communication can cut claims costs
CHICAGO — Human resource managers need to communicate their expectations for workers compensation procedures before employees get hurt to reduce comp claims costs.
- Coal miner due black-lung benefits under health care reform law change
A coal miner is entitled to black lung benefits under a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
- Insurer data can help with workers comp claims management: ASSE speaker
LAS VEGAS — Employers can help keep their workers compensation claim costs down by partnering with their insurers to receive data and services that aid in safety and claim management, an Aon Risk Services executive said.