Articles by djohnson

Denise Johnson is editor of claimsjournal.com.

Experts See Expanding Role for Parametric Insurance, Including for U.S. Disasters

Denise JohnsonCatastrophic losses this year due to extreme weather events have led to a growing interest in parametric insurance in the U.S., according to industry experts. Parametric coverage is also gaining traction as hazard modeling continues to improve, weather stations …

Employers, Workers’ Compensation Carriers Eye Trend in Telehealth: Telerehab

Though employers and workers’ compensation insurers have been utilizing telemedicine for quite some time, there’s been a recent uptick in interest surrounding virtual physical therapy, also known as telerehab. Telerehab provides virtual access to physical therapy and is intended to …

Drug Repackagers, Compounding Pharmacies Continue to Stress Workers’ Comp Systems

Although the number of physician dispensed prescriptions declined considerably from just a few years ago, the workers’ compensation industry continues to battle an adapting market seeking to maintain high prices by changing drug strength and formulations. The effect of physician …

Workers’ Compensation Still Under Pressure from Drug Repackagers, Compounding Pharmacies

Though the number of physician dispensed prescriptions has declined considerably from just a few years ago, the workers’ compensation industry continues to battle a market seeking to maintain high prices by changing drug strength and formulations. The impact of physician …

Experts See Expanding Role for Parametric Insurance, Including for U.S. Disasters

Catastrophic losses this year due to extreme weather events have led to a growing interest in parametric insurance in the U.S., according to industry experts. Parametric coverage is also gaining traction as hazard modeling continues to improve, weather stations more …

Litigation Finance Investors Expanding Their Reach

Investor funded litigation is not new, but its use is expanding, according to experts in the field. Panelists at the 2017 Risk Management Summit in Las Vegas, Nev., addressed the growing trend of investor funded litigation, particularly in the area …

Fighting Drivers of Commercial Auto Frequency, Severity

Litigation financing, distracted driving and unexpected verdicts are just some of the factors impacting commercial auto frequency and severity, according to panelists speaking at the 2017 Risk Management Summit this week in Las Vegas. There has been a focus on …

Investors in Litigation Financing Target Commercial Auto

Investor-funded litigation is not new but it is expanding its reach in commercial auto cases, according to experts in the field. Panelists at the 2017 Risk Management Summit in Las Vegas, Nev., addressed the growing trend of investor funded litigation …

How Employers Can Help Make Workers’ Compensation Work

Nurse care management and a solid return-to-work program are two ways employers can proactively manage workers’ compensation costs. Panelists at the 2017 Risk Management Summit in Las Vegas, Nev., emphasized the role an employer plays in maintaining good communication with …

Fighting Drivers of Commercial Auto Frequency, Severity

Litigation financing, distracted driving and unexpected verdicts are just some of the factors impacting commercial auto frequency and severity, according to panelists speaking at the 2017 Risk Management Summit this week in Las Vegas. There has been a focus on …