State Laws Cloud the Use of Independent Contractors
With California likely to become the third state to restrict the definition of independent contractors, companies that use gig workers face new risks.
Kentucky Senate Passes Workers’ Comp Reform
The sweeping measure would impose a 15-year cap on benefits for workers with certain injuries, eliminating the current lifetime payout.
Risk Management Costs Dove 5% in 2016
The main drivers were drops of 12% in the cost of covering property risks; 6% for workers’ compensation; and 5% for liability.
Trendy Health-Care Payment Scheme Hikes Workers’ Compensation Costs
An ongoing shift to the "capitation" model for reimbursing medical providers leads them to classify more injuries as work-related.
Workers’ Compensation and the Cost of Mistrust
Research finds that a worker’s fear of being fired after an injury has a large and pervasive effect on workers’ compensation costs and worker outcomes.
New Rules on Drugs Not Curbing Workers’ Comp Costs
Some workers' comp doctors have found a new way to dispense drugs from their offices at two to three times the price charged by pharmacies.
Breaking the Codes: How to Cut Workers’ Comp Premiums
Paying attention to job-classification codes may save you thousands in workers' comp premiums.
Terrorism Insurance Outlook Brightens
With bills that would re-up federal terrorism insurance protection in the House and Senate, insurers are warming to the notion of providing coverage.
Special Report: Cutting Workers’ Comp Costs
Potential drains on cash flow and perverse medical and legal incentives make workers' comp worthy of CFO scrutiny.
Should CFOs Care About Workers’ Comp?
The case for finance chief involvement in workers’ compensation risks is buried in cash-flow and income statements, as well as balance sheets.
The Safe Way to Slash Workers’ Comp Costs
Zeroed in on curbing supermarket injuries, Safeway’s risk manager advises CFOs to install peer-to-peer safety systems to cut workers' compensation expenses.