Work Comp Federalization

Workers Comp Insurance Could Work On Federal Exchanges

Workers Comp Insurance on Federal Exchanges – A Future Possibility? Would Workers Comp Insurance work on Federal exchanges?   Workers Compensation has followed health insurance with an approximately 10-year lag.  Obamacomp was a term first coined on this blog a few years ago.  One has to wonder how much of a

Federal/State Health Exchanges Could Be Used For Workers Comp

Federal/State Health Exchanges Could Become Modified PPO Could Health Exchanges be used for Workers Comp markets?   The Death of Workers Comp is one of the most read posts on this blog.  I still receive a few emails  disagreeing with it in total.  The Federalization of Workers Comp was a term

Obama or Romney – Vote For Workers Compensation?

Workers Compensation Vote – Obama or Romney Workers Compensation – would a vote for Obama or Romney be a vote for our industry? Well, we are finally here.   I will miss the droning on off all the commercials.  I live a battleground state so they airwaves and internet were flooded

Medicare Set Asides – Call In Today at 1PM Town Hall

Workers Comp Medicare Set Asides Town Hall Today If you handle any type of liability claim including Workers Compensation, you may want to call in today at 1 PM on Medicare Set Asides. The info is here to join in on the CMS Set Aside Town Hall. The call-in is

WCMSA – So This Is Not Federalization of Workers Comp ?

WCMSA  = Federalization of Workers Comp? The CMS WCMSA requirements could be the first steps in federalization of Workers Comp.  The last paragraph should be of concern to any carrier, employer or TPA. CMS can change the rules as they see fit as I read it. What happens if they

Federalization – Is Workers Comp Next Line of Insurance?

Is Workers Comp Next For Federalization? The Federalization of malpractice  makes one think that Workers Comp is the next step.  Federal medical malpractice reform hit the insurance airwaves very heavily last week. The bill is named HR5 – “Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-Cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2011.” The bill sharply

Federalization Of Workers Compensation – Another Opinion

Federalization Of Workers Compensation From Peter Rousmaniere One of the more astute Workers Comp authors/bloggers recently wrote an article on The Federalization of Workers Compensation. I have been writing on this subject for over a year and it is good to see other opinions on what I think will be

Health Insurance Feds Give $46 Million To Police Rates

Will Workers Comp Premiums Be Monitored Like Health Insurance Most Health insurance regulation always predates actions in Workers Comp.  I usually do not add in governmental press releases verbatim to the blog. This should be of concern to all in the Workers Comp arena. Substitute in Workers Compensation wherever you

Federalization Of Workers Compensation – Starts Now – Warning

The Federalization Of Workers Compensation I had coined the phrase Federalization of Workers Comp a few months ago. I was told that I was a tea leaves reader; black swan proponent; and other choice terms. No one would believe me when I warned the new Healthcare Legislation would be the

Death of Workers Comp – Have We Seen Beginning?

The Death of Workers Comp – Cometh?  Have we seen the beginning of the Death of Workers Comp?I have posted many times on the term that I coined – The Federalization of Workers Compensation. The recent House vote on healthcare could be the first step to 24-hour health coverage. Traditional

Federal Control of Workers Comp Takes Another Step With New FIO

Another Step In Federal Control Of Workers Comp Workers Comp Federal Control takes another step. Recently, a bill was passed by the House that establishes a Federal Insurance Office (FIO) for international insurance transactions. As I had predicted numerous times in the last few months, the insurance – and in

Federal Government Heavily Involved in Workers Comp For Years

Federal Government  and Workers Comp Insurance I have posted often in the last few weeks in reference to how and why the Federal Government has been pushing to enter more regulations on Workers Compensation insurance including 24-hour healthcare coverage and a federal insurance office. I have not commented on how

Senate Bill – Workers Compensation Could Be In Trouble

Federalization Of Workers Comp Senate Bill The Senate bill to Federalize insurance and Workers Comp appeared on the radar this week. . Last week, I posted on 24 hour coverage and its negative effects on the Workers Compensation process. I had thought that bill would be the last we would

Obama Administration Final Countdown For State Run Workers Comp?

Obama Administration Looking To Federalize Workers Comp? The Obama Administration may begin Workers Comp federal program.  In the past few months, I have performed a large number of phone consultations on Workers Compensation claims and premiums. One of the most common questions that I receive is what would be the

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