President Obama Signs Six-Year Extension of TRIA .
President Obama Unveils Plan for Family Leave, Sick Days for Workers .
Liberty Mutual 2014 Workplace Safety Index Lists Top 10 Causes of Workplace Injuries .
NIOSH Examines Increased Risks of Birth Defects From Workplace Exposures .
NCCI President & CEO Stephen J. Klingel Plans to Retire in 2016 .
H.R. 436 Would Amend Longshore Act Definition of Recreational Vessels .
AK: DWC Updates Online Benefit Calculator .
AR: WCRI Releases New Predictors of Worker Outcomes .
CA: Postponement Likely for Calderon’s Public...
H.R. 312 Would Provide Death Benefits for Families of Overseas Federal Contractors .
Tips on Dealing With Workers Comp Issues in Transportation Industry .
WSJ Investigates Whether On-Demand Workers Are Employees .
“Uberization” of Jobs as Sea Change in Working World .
Doctors, Drug Companies Exploit Loopholes in Physician Dispensing .
Gig Workers Seek Labor Protections, Benefits .
Zurich 4Q Profit Drops 20 Percent .
H.R. 994 Would Improve Workers Compensation for Uranium Mining .
Affordable Care Act Raises Stakes for Worker Misclassification .
WCRI Study Updates on Rising Hospital Costs in Workers Compensation .
OR WCD Releases Full Report on 2014 WC Premium Rate Ranking .
Study on Opioid Tolerance Could Help Pain Patients Stay on Lower Dosages .
Study: Risk of Unintentional Overdose Twice as High for Long Acting Opioid Users .
Obama’s Budget Proposal Mandates Reporting of Workers Comp Benefits to SSA .
ProPublica Comments on OSHA Study of Inequality, Lack of Workplace Safety .
The Atlantic: Workers Comp Policy “Doesn’t Really Seem to Involve You Until It Does” .
PBS Newshour Interviews Journalists...
NPR Reports on Impact of Employers/Insurer Medical Control in California .
House Passes Legislation That Could Increase Medicare Physician Payments .
Insurance Regulators Address Ride Sharing Insurance Coverage Gaps .
Study Finds 25% Rate of Opioid Misuse, 10% Addiction Rate .
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US Senate Approves Sweeping Changes to How Medicare Pays Doctors .
EEOC Proposes Rule on Application of ADA to Workplace Wellness Programs .
WCRI Releases Nat’l Inventory of Cost Containment Initiatives Adopted in 51 Jurisdictions .
NIOSH Finds Police Officers, Firefighters Have Largest...
Who’s Opting Out of Workers’ Comp: Employers or the States Themselves ?
BLS Releases 2013 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Counts .
Lockton: Red Herrings, Medical Overdiagnosis Impact Large Loss Workers Comp Claims .
WCRI Webinar to Cover Regulating Medical Costs & Care...
NCCI Gives “Calm” Now, “Turbulent” Later, Outlook for Workers Comp Industry .
NCCI Presentation: Complete State of the Line for Workers Comp Industry .
NCCI Presentation: Work Comp Implications of On-Demand Economy, Temp Workers .
Express Scripts: Half a Million Americans...
NIOSH Research Improves Equipment Design to Help Protect Firefighters .
Congressman Wants to Help Gig Economy Survive, Protect On-Demand Worker Rights .
Bipartisan Legislation Unveiled for Medicare Secondary Payer, Workers Comp Settlements .
AIA Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Administration...
US DOL Plans to Issue Independent Contractor Guidance .
Economic Policy Institute Releases White Paper on Misclassification of Workers .
Liberty Mutual Pulling Back From Workers’ Comp Insurance Market .
Liberty Mutual White Paper Supports Use of Nurse Case Managers .
GAO Blasts SSA for Inability to Detect Concurrent FECA Payments .
Private Investigators Say Drones Useful in Uncovering Workers Comp Fraud .
Federal Judge to Rule in Coming Weeks on Uber Class Action Certification .
Opioid Use Linked to Poor Outcomes in WC Patients Having Discogenic Fusion ...
Shareholders Allege TriNet Group Failed to Disclose Claims Trends, Including WC .
OSHA Establishes New Procedures for Early Resolution Process in ADR Program .
Uber Allegedly Failed to Uncover Criminal Records of 25 Drivers in Two Calif. Cities .
AZ: ICA Revises Notice of Claim Status Form ...
WEDI: Only Half of States Ready for ICD-10 Switch for Work Comp Claim Purposes .
MSP Report Examines Impact of MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Requirements .
New England Governors Urge FDA to Change Opioid Warning Labels .
AK: Uber Agrees to Pay State a Fine for Unpaid Workers Compensation Insurance...
Obama Signs Executive Order for Federal Contractors to Provide Paid Sick Leave .
Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Prices .
Houses Passes Bills to Address Opioid Abuse .
NIOSH Examines Lessons Learned of 9/11 Health Effects .
Study Finds Police Officer Risk of Injury in...
NCCI Posts Sept. 2015 Quarterly Economics Briefing Newsletter .
ProPublica Wins Journalism Award for ‘Insult to Injury’ Workers’ Comp Series .
EEOC Declares Workers Comp Guidelines Don’t Supersede ADA .
AL: NCCI Explains 8.2 Percent Decrease in Loss Cost Filing .
A.M. Best: U.S. Workers Comp Performance Improves Despite Rate Softening .
Travelers, Hartford, AIG Rank as Top Three Workers Comp Insurers in 2014 .
Shifting Trends of Prescription Opioids and Heroin Abuse in the US .
AK: WCB Approves Changes to Workers Comp Fee Schedule .
CA: Federal Judge...
Experts Predict Shrinking of Workers Comp, Blurring of Healthcare/WC Systems .
CEOs of On Demand Companies Call for Worker Safety Net, Work Protections, Benefits .
Domestic Worker Advocates Push New Initiatives for On-Demand Workers .
CDC Posts Factors Associated With Poor Control of 9/11-Related...
WCRI: Medical Prices Lower, Grew Slower in States With Medical Fee Schedules .
OSHA Seeks Public Comment on Safety & Health Program Management Guidelines .
US Dept. of Labor Proposes Rule to Update Implementation of EEOICPA .
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NCCI Analyzes State Differences in Diagnosis, Treatment of Joint Injuries .
Businesses Consider Purchase of Active Shooter Insurance .
Study Finds News Media Focuses on Criminal, Not Preventative Aspects of Opioid Abuse .
CA: DWC Posts Changes to OMFS (Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner...
Doctor’s Union Challenges Medical Management Companies, Outsourcing .
US DOL Reports US Mining Deaths Dropped to New Lows in 2015 .
AIG Invests in Wearable Devices to Promote Workplace Safety .
91 Percent of Patients Overdosing on Opioids Continued to Get Painkiller Prescriptions .
Sedgwick Institute Names Workers Comp Expert Richard Victor as Senior Fellow .
NIOSH Examines Latest Advances in Assessing Occupational Exposure Limits .
JPMorgan Chase Study Examines Impact of “Online Platform Economy” .
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Senators Slam Obama Directive for Sick U.S. Nuclear Workers .
AK: WCD Posts Director’s Interpretation on Issues Impacting Medical Fee Schedule .
AZ: Governor Signs SB 1323 Pro Se Vexatious Litigant .
CA: WCAB Chairman Ronnie Caplane to Retire From State Service .
CA: Supreme Court Grants...
At the National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference last November, Brad Bleakney, a partner with Bleakney & Troiani, and Lora Northen, a Shareholder with Capehart Scatchard, led a seminar on recent trends in workers’ compensation. The following is a Q&A with Brad and...