Here's an interesting Board panel decision about a long-standing guardian ad litem who continued to represent the applicant after that party reached the age of majority. The WCAB said that the guardian...
Oakland – A new California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) study finds that average paid losses on California workers’ compensation lost-time claims fell immediately after legislative...
By Thomas A. Robinson, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Workers’ Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis (LexisNexis)
As we move through the third decade of the twenty-first century, the United States remains...
By Hon. Susan V. Hamilton, Former Assistant Secretary and Deputy Commissioner, California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
Industrially injured workers in California are entitled to receive...
CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES
Vol. 88, No. 9 September 2023
A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions...
The most common types of wellness programs are:
1. Weight Control
2. Smoking Cessation
3. Depression Treatment
4. Migraine Headache Management
5. Substance Abuse (Alcohol / Drug Treatment)
Putting a wellness program into practice requires proactive planning. Dr. Thomas Glimp, Chief Medical Officer from Medcor, Inc. started a wellness program over one year ago. He states “Support and participation from the top is key. Our entire executive team is participating in the program nearly every day. We try to keep the program interesting and the feedback from our employees has been incredible. They state they are feeling better and are more thoroughly enjoying life. The program has also been a tremendous asset to attracting and retaining top level talent.”
“Employees are the most valuable resource that most corporations have,” says Dr. James A. Tacci, the Global Corporate Medical Director and Manager of Medical Health & Wellness Services at Xerox Corporation, and the new Editor-in-Chief of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (LexisNexis). According to Tacci, “Intelligent investment in employee health, wellness and productivity not only improves employee health and well-being, it can enhance organizational effectiveness across multiple business functions, and it will ultimately improve the bottom line.”
Here are several suggestions from Workers Compensation Management Program, Reduce Costs 20% to 50% to get off to a good start: