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Non-Fatal Workplace Injuries at Nearly $60B Annually in Direct Workers’ Comp Costs

Posted on: January 19, 2017 by Gerry Dumke

The 2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index was recently released, indicating that serious, nonfatal workplace injuries now amount to nearly $60 billion in direct U.S. Workers’ Compensation costs per year. This means that more than $1 billion dollars a week are being spent by businesses on these injuries, which include everything from overexertion to slips […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care Workers Comp Workers Compensation

What to Watch for in Health Care Workers’ Compensation 2017

Posted on: December 22, 2016 by Caitlin Morgan

Workers’ Compensation insurance continues to be a major concern for companies across all industries, including health care, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, employing over 18 million workers. Health care workers face […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Rx Spend Down, Survey Shows

Posted on: November 16, 2016 by Gerry Dumke

A new survey by CompPharma that looks at prescription drug management shows an 8.7% reduction in Workers’ Compensation payers’ pharmacy spend. The 13th annual survey analyzed 2015 pharmacy cost data of 30 Workers’ Compensation insurance carriers, third-party administrators, self-insured employers, and state funds. Interviews were conducted in the summer of 2016, with data on pharmacy […] Read More

Posted in: Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Oklahoma Supreme Court Strikes Down State’s Opt-Out Workers’ Compensation Rule

Posted on: October 3, 2016 by Gerry Dumke

In 2013, legislation in Oklahoma was signed into law allowing employers to implement an alternative to the state’s traditional Workers’ Compensation system. The 2013 legislation gave Oklahoma employers the ability to “opt out” of the state Workers’ Compensation system and write their own plans, setting the terms for what injuries were covered, which doctors workers […] Read More

Posted in: blog Uncategorized Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Workers’ Comp: The Impact of Sitting on the Job

Posted on: August 19, 2016 by Gerry Dumke

Increasingly the jobs we do are sedentary in nature with many of us sitting at a desk eight to ten hours a day. The advent of the personal computer and the growth of the modern cubicle have enabled employers to maximize productivity by virtually eliminating the need for workers to leave their desks. While a […] Read More

Posted in: blog Uncategorized Workers Comp Workers Compensation