As more veterans return to work, employers can minimize their risk of liability for disability discrimination by being prepared for the unique challenges associated with accommodating post-traumatic stress disorder, according to an expert.
Legislation to further extend the federal backstop for private insurers on terrorism-related losses is officially before a House panel. The current law is due to expire next year, causing concern among insurers about policies renewing in January -- especially workers' comp.
There are fewer prescriptions for compound drugs in the California workers' comp system these days. Nevertheless, payers are shelling out more money for them, according to a report by the California Workers' Compensation Institute.
Oklahoma lawmakers are once again considering legislation to allow employers to opt out of the workers' comp system. The bill making its way through the legislature is a tweaked version of last year's rejected proposal.
Opioids and repackaged medications will be the focus of state lawmakers during an upcoming national meeting. Committees in the National Council of Insurance Legislators will look at model laws for states to adopt.
People in Missouri may be hired more quickly if the prospective employer can look online to see if there is a history of filing workers' comp claims. That's the idea behind a proposed online database for businesses.