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Exclusive Coronavirus Survey: P/C Insurance Return to ‘Normal’ Office May Take Time

Many property/casualty insurance professionals, most of whom have been working at home during the pandemic, may need some convincing not only to return to an office anytime soon but also to engage in typical business activities with colleagues and customers. …

After Arbitration, Many Accused Harassers Return to Work

What happens behind the scenes when employees are accused of harassment? New research from Michigan State University revealed that almost half of accused harassers can go back to work when disputes are settled by arbitrators – or third-parties who resolve …

Texas Regulators Say Workers’ Comp Costs Down 63% Since 2005

More Texas businesses are providing workers’ compensation insurance as the cost of coverage continues to decline, according to the Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC). Premiums have fallen by 63 percent since 2005 as department has …

Employer Leadership in Disaster Recovery and the Power of Return-to-Work

Businesses and their leaders have a unique role to play in helping communities and individuals recover from the devastation of a storm like Hurricane Harvey, and they should not underestimate the power of getting employees back to work and re-establishing …

WCRI Researchers Compare States on Injured Workers Returning to Work

From 10 to 18 percent of injured workers never reach “substantial return to work,” according to new research by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) comparing outcomes for injured workers in six states. In its study, Comparing Outcomes for Injured …

Chubb’s ESIS Targets Alternative Markets with Unit Headed by Betancourt

ESIS Inc., Chubb’s claims and risk management services division, has launched an Alternative Markets Practice focused on non-traditional casualty risks. The practice will provide clients with access to dedicated claim service professionals with expertise in comprehensive and specialized claim handling, …

Firing Fear Among New Predictors of Workers’ Comp Outcomes: WCRI

Workers’ compensation researchers have identified anxiety over being fired and other new predictors of worker outcomes that they say can help public officials, payors and health care providers improve the treatment and communication an injured worker receives after an injury …

Lump Sum Settlements Encourage Return to Work: Study

Lump sum settlements in workers’ compensation claims encourage injured workers to return to work, according to a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute’s (WCRI). The study, Return to Work After a Lump-Sum Settlement, looked at whether lump sum …

Louisiana Lands $2.95M for Return to Work Program

The Louisiana Workforce Commission will receive $2.95 million in federal funds to provide additional services to Louisiana’s unemployed, the U.S. Department of Labor announced. The money will come from a Re-employment and Eligibility Assessment grant, part of $65.5 million to …

Ohio Rolls Out Rating Plan Aimed at Increasing Return to Work Rates

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has introduced a new rating plan that encourages employers to maintain safe workplaces and to work with injured workers to speed their return to work. The new rating plan, “Destination: Excellence,” aims to …