Workers Compensation News

California Lawmaker Wants to Correct Comp Denial for Out-of-State Cops Who Responded During Vegas Shooting

A California lawmaker said he plans to introduce a bill that would require worker’s compensation for police officers injured while responding to crimes committed out of state. The proposal by Assemblyman Tom Daly, D-Anaheim, is in response to off-duty officers …

Workers at Los Alamos Lab in New Mexico Contaminated by Radioactive Material

Workers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico were contaminated after radioactive particles were released into the air inside the lab’s plutonium facility. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the lab accident last month was the second time …

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 …

California Workers’ Comp Institute Recaps Year in Legislation

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute this week released a report on a list of bills that will affect the workers’ comp system. The bills were recently signed into law at the end of the Legislative session by Gov. Jerry Brown. …

Experts: Forget Government, Companies Must Step up to Combat Cyber Threats

Don’t rely on the U.S. government to protect your business from cyber threats. That was the consensus among experts speaking about cyber programs at a risk management conference on Tuesday. “The U.S. government hasn’t done a lot to protect cyberspace,” …

Vegas Risk Management Summit Tackled Commercial Auto, Workers’ Comp And More

One factor driving continuously dismal commercial auto insurance losses is a spate of “nuclear cases” that are plaguing the industry with multi-million lawsuits. The amount of money and resources being put into the legal battlefield over commercial auto lawsuits is …

California Transit Agency Fined $220K in Worker Deaths

A Northern California judge has fined the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency $220,000 for the deaths of two workers accidentally hit by a commuter train. The two workers were killed in 2013 while inspecting a track east of San Francisco. …

Drug Pricing Transparency Law Signed by California Governor

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed state legislation requiring drug companies to report certain price hikes for prescription medicines in a move that could set a model for other states to follow. The law, which aims to provide more transparency …

California Division of Workers’ Comp Suspends 8 Medical Providers for Fraud

The Division of Workers’ Compensation has suspended eight more medical providers from participating in California’s workers’ comp system, bringing the total number of providers suspended this year to 46. The suspensions were made possible by the passage last year of …

Insurtech Pie Insurance Eyes Slice of Workers’ Comp Market with $4.3M Funding and Pricing Tool

Oddly-named Pie Insurance took an initial step toward entering the workers’ compensation insurance market at the InsureTech Connect conference in Las Vegas by introducing an interactive pricing tool for small and medium-sized businesses. The pricing tool is the first step …