By National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo Staff
Workers' comp rates may be softer this year compared with 2006, but that's not a reason for managers to rest easy. In fact, it may be just the impetus for management to "return to work."
My Kind of Town
Old technology, and the administrative costs that go with it, are choking the healthcare system. New technology can free up healthcare payors to provide the customized and flexible benefits required in the 21st century.
Prescription drugs account for one of the fastest growing slices of workers' comp medical expenditures in the United States. In response, the pharmacy benefit management industry has expanded to address payers' concerns.
Fighting to Narrow the Gap
Lloyd's of London or Beijing? The leader of Western reinsurers' push into China reveals a little bit more about its China strategy. Meanwhile, American multinationals and other aging companies consider ART strategies for one of their most pressing financial liabilities--employee pensions.
The summer-long credit crunch and weakness in the U.S. housing market represent substantial risks for some of the nation's largest banks. Much greater discipline in credit guidelines and underwriting policies are among the tools banks are using to ward off credit risk. Mortgage insurance to reduce exposure on mortages and home equity lines and loans is another shield. Click above to read more on this industry, or view the industry risk table.