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March 2017

Workers Comp Statistics Madness Shocker Appears Last Week

How Can Workers Comp Statistics Madness Be Cured? One of the supposedly important Workers Comp Statistics based articles appeared  last week.   The study and article compared  (Affordable Care Act) Medicaid expansion states with states which decided not to allow the expansion.   The conclusion drawn was: States that allowed

California Workers Comp Status Conferences – Adjuster Guest Author

Setting California Workers Comp Status Conferences This article on setting California Workers Comp Status conferences definitely applies to Workers’ Compensation claims at the WCAB level.   However, I think that the technique could be useful in other jurisdictions so use your own judgment and apply the techniques as they apply

Are Workers Comp Insurance Agents Not Yoda Any Longer?

Workers Comp Insurance Agents vs The Interweb of Things  Workers Comp Insurance Agents are not the subject of  almost any of my 1,700 articles.  The insurance industry grinds to a halt very quickly without agents or brokers.  Agents operate like a car engine.   One of the first things I

Major Workers Comp Changes On Horizon Fed .25 Point Increase?

The 10 Ways The Fed May Cause Major Workers Comp Changes We could be on the verge of major workers comp changes.  The Fed Head Janet Yellen and her Board just increased the Federal Bank lending rate by .25%.  This may not be a jolt to the insurance markets –

Does Affordable Care Act Repeal and Replace Mention Workers Comp?

The Affordable Care Act Repeal and Replace – Any Mention of Workers Comp? The Affordable Care Act Repeal and Replace is now working its way through Congress, Senate, and President.  Last week’s WCRI meeting showed the Work Comp community’s concern over any Federalization of Workers Compensation (c).    Former Senator

North Carolina Rate Bureau Adds New Rules Including PEOs

North Carolina Rate Bureau Adds New Rules – Changes Others  The North Carolina Rate Bureau (NCRB) mostly followed the new national rules from NCCI on most of their rule changes.   However,  the Bureau added in a few changes that did not follow NCCI.  You may find the document at

2017 WCRI Conference 2nd Morning Session Blogging Live

2017 WCRI Conference 2nd Morning Session Live Blogging – typing it as it happens STATE OF THE STATES The start of the 2017 WCRI Conference 2nd morning session will discuss some of the latest findings and trends seen across WCRI’s core benchmark studies, including WCRI’s 18-State CompScope™ Benchmarks reports, a

WCRI 2017 Conference Afternoon Sessions – Blogging Live

WCRI 2017 Conference Afternoon Sessions – Blogging Live Please note I only input the trends and not the exact numbers from some of the studies.  These studies are still in their preliminary phases.  WCRI OPIOID RESEARCH & HOW STATES ARE COMBATING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC This is the start of the

WCRI 2017 Conference – Blogging Live – Morning Sessions

WCRI 2017 Conference – Complete First Day Live Blog Morning Sessions of WCRI 2017 Conference  –   Please excuse any typos, etc.   This is a live conference blogging.   It will be updated every 10 minutes.  Dr. John Ruser – CEO Launching new website next week. New Logo Grand

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