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Webinar Provides Tips for Managing Workers Comp Costs of Aging Workforce

BOSTON, MA - As the U.S. workforce gets older, sicker and more out of shape, soaring rates of largely controllable medical conditions threaten employers’ workers compensation medical spending. A new Liberty Mutual webinar highlights how effectively managing workers compensation costs requires...

CA: At Home Call Center Workers File Class Action Claiming AT&T Misclassified Them as Independent Contractors

A California law firm, Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik , has filed a class action lawsuit against AT&T in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that the wireless phone giant has violated the rights of at-home virtual call center employees under the...

Cost Containment From Soup to Nuts: Rebecca Shafer’s Workers Compensation Management Program: Reduce Costs 20% to 50%, 2012 Edition

By Karen C. Yotis, Esq. When a workers’ compensation maven of Rebecca Shafer’s caliber shares her expertise about implementing cost containment best practices, industry professionals can’t afford to do anything but listen. Likewise, now that Shafer has released the 2012 edition of...

Cost Containment Leads Employers’ Workers’ Comp Concerns for 2012

Cost containment is by far the number one workers' compensation insurance concern of employers for the next 12 months, a new study shows. Fifty-nine percent of employers say they are very or somewhat concerned about cost containment in 2012. Employers are also concerned about increasing exposures...

Walmart Opts Out

The Texas Tribune reports on Walmart's heavy blow to the Texas workers' compensation system when the retail giant decided to opt out in March 2012. Texas is currently the only state where employers can opt out of the workers' compensation system. Benefits for injured workers under private...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup: Powered by Larson's (5/29/2012)

Sign up for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Sign up here to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: 21st Annual National Workers' Compensation Conference Agenda Posted Online . Nat'l WC Conference...

NCCI: States That Switch to AMA Guides Sixth Edition See Big Drop in Impairment Ratings

NCCI has recently analyzed the impact of the AMA Guides Sixth Edition for three states that recently switched from the Fifth Edition to the Sixth Edition, finding a trend where substantial decreases in impairment ratings resulted. In Tennessee, impairment ratings for part of the body dropped by 16...

Workers’ Compensation Under Romneycare Provides Clues for Nationwide Future of Systems

By John Stahl, Esq. Uncertainty regarding how the U.S. Supreme Court deciding that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was constitutional would impact workers’ compensation systems makes this a good time to review an expert’s related research. RAND Director for Research...

Cost-Shifting of Workers’ Compensation Expenses: Study Says Third Parties Pick Up Most of the Bill

By John Stahl, Esq. A study that J. Paul Leigh, Ph.D. , and James P. Marcin, MD, MPH conducted addressed cost shifting that occurred when the workers’ compensation system did not absorb the entire cost of a compensable incident. They reported their findings in an article entitled “Workers’...