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Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (2/18/2011)

Larson's Spotlight on Subrogation, Risk of Employment, Total Loss of Use, Exclusive Remedy, and Health Care Policy. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled the...

2011 Illinois Workers Comp Reform Employer PPO Plans

By Brad Bleakney, Esq. The Illinois Workers Comp Reforms of 2011 offer major changes which are too many to list in a single post but I will try to cover the summary of major changes in future posts. The two biggest changes under the 2011 Illinois Workers Comp Reforms are 1) reduction of the Medical...

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...

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...

Tackling the Elephant in the Room: Exclusive Remedy

How I spent my time at the National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference discussing the exclusive remedy doctrine By Deborah G. Kohl, Esq. As all workers’ compensation practitioners know exclusive remedy is the linchpin of the “great social bargain” underlying...

IAIABC Taking Part in Shaping the Future of Workers’ Compensation

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL, LLC On April 20, 2016, the IAIABC kicked off the National Conversation on the Future of Workers’ Compensation at its Forum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In a three hour session, questions were presented to about 100 attendees to debate in round...

Workers’ Compensation Opt-Out Laws: No Escape From ERISA Preemption?

In ERISA Congress has created a “lock-box” in which it both carefully defines and limits state exclusions from the statute and aggressively sweeps up through preemption anything that remains. Thus, if an employee welfare benefit plan is not clearly and exactly excluded from ERISA, any state...