Workers’ Compensation

July 10, 2017

From seed to smoke: Marijuana concentrates and manufacturing risk

Marijuana concentrates are exactly what they sound like: products that contain concentrated dosages of the cannabinoids found in marijuana plants.

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June 26, 2017

FDA request to remove Opana ER may be good news for WCMSAs

The fight against opioids continues, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced they want painkiller Opana ER off the market. If removed, learn how it…

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June 23, 2017

Move over MacDonald: The new face of farming is changing underwriting

Farming has changed a lot since the early 20th century nursery rhyme put Old MacDonald’s farm on the map. From Sarasota to Sausalito, America’s predominantly small,…

June 14, 2017

From seed to smoke: Marijuana cultivation

This is the first article in our series on recreational and medical marijuana, "From Seed to Smoke." In this installment we'll be discuss potential risks in marijuana…

June 7, 2017

Top 10 OSHA violations for 2016

Insurers know that insureds that follow OSHA’s direction concerning risks and exposures are less likely to have workers’ compensation claims. Their Top 10 list can help…

June 6, 2017

Fact check time for LMSA/NFMSA developments

The real question is: What, when, and how is CMS going to step into the liability and no-fault arena and how will it affect claims management?

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April 17, 2017

3 easy ways to reduce MSA prescription costs

With prescription prices increasing every day, it's harder than ever to contain costs. That's why we put together three easy ways to reduce WCMSA costs.

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April 13, 2017

Arkansas passes bill affecting future medical benefit settlements for Medicare beneficiaries

The Arkansas Legislature quickly moved a relatively unknown bill addressing workers’ comp settlements in the final days of its 2017 legislative session.

April 4, 2017

Break the logjam of zero MSAs in development

Zero WCMSA submissions are getting mired in a cycle of CMS development letters & submissions as the WCRC gets more meticulous about submitted pay histories.

March 21, 2017

Workers' comp writers can stop flying blind

The ability to differentiate between applicants for better risk selection is a huge challenge for workers' compensation insurers. However, there are ways to obtain a…

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March 20, 2017

2017 Medicare watch list

It’s clear there will be no shortage of Medicare Secondary Payer developments to keep an eye on this year. Here’s an outline of MSP events to watch in 2017.

March 1, 2017

Thirty years in the making: OSHA updates recommended safety practices

Insurers can recommend workplace loss control measures to help protect workers from workplace hazards, and avoid injuries, illnesses, and incidents. Fewer injuries mean…

February 21, 2017

Cyber attacks hitting small businesses

Every insurer’s BOP customer needs to understand that cybersecurity and the insurance protection designed to shield small businesses from cyber attacks have become…

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February 17, 2017

Shawn Deane will lead industry initiatives as president of NAMSAP

Shawn Deane, vice president of Medicare / Medicaid compliance and policy, has been elected president of the National Alliance for Medicare Set-Aside Professionals.

February 2, 2017

Small businesses can learn from the Super Bowl playbook

Winning coaches know what it takes get their team to the Super Bowl. Small business insurers can reach the top of their game by following a similar playbook.