A new program that tackles psychosocial barriers gets injured workers back on the job in 10 weeks.
Communication and transparency rule when it comes to managed care programs.
Private equity executives said they add resources and strategies to help their workers’ comp portfolio companies grow.
The ACA has not yet impacted WC claims, but experts expect provider shortages to become a problem.
Nearly two-thirds of all adult illicit drug users are employed. Plus, more information about substance abuse among workers.
As presentations continue today, we thank everyone for their insights and attendance this week, and begin planning for next year.
The opening keynote addressed ways employers can promote total health and reduce spending.
Risk Scenarios Live! explored the lessons learned from the handling of a construction worker’s injury.
Selecting a network of the best medical providers can result in reduced costs and better medical results for workers.
Carriers have serious concerns about the health care industry’s impact on workers’ comp, but are encouraged by the savvy of employers.
A risk management professional constructed a versatile system that he can really believe in.
New e-payment systems offer some data security advantages but they face implementation difficulties.
While beneficial to WC costs, there is confusion over whether wellness programs can carry penalties for non-participation.
Program administrators saw nearly 10 percent growth in revenues, but overcapacity, technology and talent remain challenges.
New demands and recruiting challenges make some roles hard to fill, but educational efforts are bridging the gap.
The top 150 brokers earned total global revenues of $28.5 billion from commercial P&C activity.
Part IV of the series explores ways to develop strategies for implementing ERM programs.
The 2014 Teddy Award winners represent principles that are the hallmarks of sustainably successful injury prevention and workers’ comp programs.
Honda of South Carolina boosted its involvement with injured worker cases, making a positive first impression on employees and health care providers.
A proactive and holistic approach to employees’ well-being has resulted in huge reductions in work-related injury claims for Harley-Davidson.
Compass Group is lauded for its safety initiatives and for a return-to-work program that incorporates all of its business lines.
Teddy Award winner Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation proved that even small organizations can make a huge difference in their employees’ lives.
Niche risks like tattoo parlors and marijuana shops attract a special kind of broker.
The underwriting of construction risk is undergoing a drastic change, one that may take many years to resolve.
Fear of robots — for varying reasons — has grown. The reality is that there will be change, some of it metallic and scary, but we will adapt.
A look at the latest decisions impacting the industry.
As the Baby Boomer retirement exodus looms, companies must put plans in place to capture the vital knowledge that will exit along with them.
Safer workplaces, better care, improved technology and regulatory changes have reshaped the workers’ comp industry.
A softening market and aggressive competition is making it more difficult for independent brokers.
The risks from the hacking of medical devices needs to be more clearly defined.
Focusing on reputation instead of a potential exposure is not the best way to mitigate the risk.
Overcapacity is the biggest threat to insurers in the short and long term.
TriMet's Debora Leopold Hutchins blends risk management into her personal life.
Having a holistic, comprehensive strategy is critical in the ongoing battle to control medical care costs.
The use of wood framing in mid-size residential construction raises concerns
When a driver crashes under mysterious circumstances, an adjuster turns sleuth to suss out the truth.
Risk managers must be prepared for SEC regulators, cyber-related lawsuits and other new litigation trends.
Talent management risks can be exacerbated by a company's recruitment strategies.
Nurse case managers can provide vital consultation, but contractual limits to the expenses associated with the service are advisable.
IIABA's new leader sees succession planning and recruitment strategies as a No. 1 priority.
Three executives are accused of taking proprietary information with them when they joined a rival firm.
Cyber risk resiliency requires coordination within companies and with partner companies across the globe.
Disruptive innovation is unfolding in the form of alternative workers' comp systems.
The 2014 meeting of PCIAA focused on innovation and disruptive thinking as the way to meet future challenges.
Construction challenges may come from unexpected places. Presented by Travelers.
On Cyber Monday, skilled hackers diminish an online retailer's credibility in mere minutes.
Captives offer employers better control over their health care benefit plans.
Amid rapidly changing market dynamics, reinsurers must establish their relevance to clients.
Robotics will forever change the landscape of the U.S. workplace. That may create new liability concerns and eliminate others.
The Affordable Care Act has resulted in higher plan costs and more employers shifting costs to workers.
OSHA is considering reducing the burden of proof to find merit in a whistleblower's claims.
Companies must assess the risks of vendors that provide critical operations or have access to customer information.
Risk managers should review policies to ensure they provide cover for risks associated with treating a patient presenting Ebola symptoms.
Though risk to US health care workers remains low, an Ebola outbreak could pose a workers’ comp risk to the industry.
Risk managers struggle to answer questions on cyber insurance applications.
To meet the challenges of the future, organizations must focus on education.
This year’s National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo will feature more input on the employer’s risk perspective.
Risk managers must increase awareness of red flags indicating international fraud schemes.
The risks created by technology are beyond anyone's capacity to measure.
While there has been much research and planning regarding the environmental aspects of climate change, few are discussing the potential impact on workers.
Wearables bring with them a host of liability concerns.
An insurance carrier partners with an international foundation to save lives and build community in Central Uganda.
An insurance veteran shares 13 rules for risk management success.
Complex claims — old and new — call for relationship-building to minimize surprises.
Payers are looking for spirited nurse case managers who will be patient motivators and advocates, not slaves to process.
Local governments must be open and accessible. They also have the highest rates of injuries.
Addicted health care professionals are part of the national issue of prescription drug abuse, but the hardest to find and treat.
The threat of Ebola is a good time for employers to revisit emergency strategies for their mobile workforce.
If we don't reach for lofty ambitions, we may never maximize our potential.
Government agencies are cracking down on employees who deliberately misclassify workers.
An improving job outlook means higher turnover, and that could be difficult for customers of TPAs.
An ever-changing healthcare landscape keeps workers comp managers on their toes.
Worldwide losses could top $600 million, but impact on US airlines is muted.
The legacy of Joan Rivers could be a more open, honest discussion about medical outcomes.
Despite an employee's careless behavior, his ankle injury is found to be compensable.
Being a prompt payer insures against insolvency supply chain risk.
The Internet of Things may lead to more personalized insurance coverage, benefiting both insurers and customers.
The Internet of Things has been proclaimed as essential, but is a two-edged sword.
OSHA’s new incident-reporting rules are more onerous and may lead to increased litigation.
Physicians and advocacy groups are taking a stand against the FDA’s approval of a new extended release opioid.
The transfer of reputational risks involves both preventative strategies as well as finding ways to mitigate the impact.
Resurgence in the U.S. energy industry comes with unexpected risks and calls for a new approach.
Network exposures can add up to big losses for companies. Presented by Travelers.
Lawyers are shifting out of purely advisory roles to play an active role in risk management.
Rite Aid's Ryan McGuinness sees reasons to be optimistic about the U.S. economy.
A typhoon exposes the inadequacies of a U.S. pharmacy company's local insurance policies and hinders its move to Asia.
Prescription drug monitoring programs are proving invaluable. But legislative measures must be taken to ensure their effectiveness.