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Opting Out is the New “In” Thing: Study Discusses Alternatives to Workers’ Compensation

By John Stahl, Esq. The astronomical benefits-related costs, protracted dispute resolution process, and numerous other ills associated with workers’ compensation that have prompted reforms have also increased support for the “opt-out” movement. Opting out initially requires that...

Opting Out is the New “In” Thing: Study Discusses Alternatives to Workers’ Compensation

By John Stahl, Esq. The astronomical benefits-related costs, protracted dispute resolution process, and numerous other ills associated with workers’ compensation that have prompted reforms have also increased support for the “opt-out” movement. Opting out initially requires that a...

Oklahoma Opt Outs and ERISA

Proponents of the recently passed Oklahoma workers’ compensation reforms proclaim that the opt out provisions provide an alternative to the newly formed administrative system for processing injured worker claims and do not require that alternative benefit plans be subject to ERISA or other federal...

Opt Outs to Workers’ Compensation: The Real Disconnect in What Is Being Said and What Is Being Implemented

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL, LLC The National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference generally serves as a pretty good barometer of what the industry focus will be in the upcoming year and it is evident that 2016 will be all about opt-out. Given that it was...