• Studies show downward trend in comp medical payments

    Reform measures and fee schedule changes are resulting in an overall trend of lower medical costs per claim in several states, according to several Workers Compensation Research Institute reports released Thursday. 

  • The BI Top 10

    News about Zurich North America’s new casualty leader topped this week’s most popular stories, along with a win by Zurich in a coverage dispute and an acquisition by Cincinnati Financial.

  • California cumulative trauma comp claims surge

    Cumulative trauma claim rates in California have grown by 50% since 2008 and 40% of such claims are filed after an employee is terminated, according to a report released Wednesday by the Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California.

  • Clear as mud: OSHA anti-retaliation guidance worries stakeholders

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new memorandum clarifying its enforcement stance on the anti-retaliation provisions of its electronic record-keeping rule muddied the waters for many experts.

  • California workers comp fraud efforts likely paying off: Bureau

    Efforts to identify and prosecute provider fraud in the California workers compensation system is likely having an impact in both reducing such payments and lowering their associated costs, according to a new report.