- PPACA's effect on disability durations discussed at DMEC meeting
ATLANTA — Could the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act drive higher employee disability durations and costs by delaying access to doctors? That was the topic of a presentation at the Disability Management Employer Coalition’s 18th annual…
- OFF BEAT: Who needs a fraud investigator when you've got Facebook?
The apparently irresistible urge to share personal information on Facebook has once again gotten a worker into trouble.
- Workers comp benefit costs rise on improving economy: Report
Workers compensation benefit costs rose 3.5% nationwide in 2011 compared with 2010 as the economy improved, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Academy of Social Insurance.
- Business Insurance Workers Compensation Virtual Conference
There is still time to register for Business Insurance’s 4th Annual Workers Compensation Virtual Conference.
- Removing stigma of mental health treatment could boost worker productivity
ATLANTA — Employers could boost worker productivity and reduce absenteeism by helping remove the stigma associated with seeking treatment for mental health issues.
- OFF BEAT: San Francisco official famous for mocking workers comp files for it
A former San Francisco city official famously skeptical of workers compensation claims is now asking for the city cover a claim contending that he was injured by stress on the job.
- UC Davis cop fired over pepper spray expected to get comp benefits
The University of California, Davis expects to provide workers compensation benefits for a former police officer who drew national attention for pepper-spraying seated demonstrators, a university spokeswoman confirmed Friday.
- Florida to evaluate 1% workers comp rate increase
Florida employers would see a 1% workers compensation rate increase beginning Jan. 1 under a new rate filing from the National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc.
- Home Depot loses bid to move workers comp suit to federal court
A worker prevailed over Home Depot U.S.A. Inc.’s attempt to move her lawsuit from state court to federal court in a ruling regarding employers opting out of Texas’ workers comp system.