Articles by Denise Johnson

New Loss Database Launches Globally as Spending on Art, Antiques Remains Strong

Spending on art and antiques will remain strong in 2015, according to a Chubb survey of attendees at the Winter Antiques Show in New York. A majority of the respondents – 83 percent – plan to increase (39 percent) or …

More States Considering Workers’ Compensation Drug Formularies

While workers’ compensation pharmacy benefit managers have been utilizing drug formularies for a long time, only Washington, Texas, Ohio and Oklahoma have state-regulated drug formularies in place. Several more states are considering their use as a way to reduce drug …

GE Agrees to $3.5M Fine for Failing to Report Defective Ranges, Dishwashers

Conn.-based General Electric Co. has agreed to pay a $3.5 million civil penalty, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The settlement resolves CPSC staff’s charges that GE knowingly failed to report to CPSC as required by law defects …

Tips for Improving Performance Evaluations

Preparation is key to getting a raise or a promotion, according to Kevin Quinley, founder and principal of Quinley Risk Associates. In a podcast interview with Claims Journal, he explains why it’s important to prepare for performance evaluations, the value …

Workers’ Comp Industry Considers Telemedicine as a Treatment Option

Cost savings, better access to care, immediate triaging of injuries and faster claims closings are just some of the benefits of telemedicine, according to workers’ compensation experts, who also say it’s use is growing. A Texas Department of Insurance Workers’ …

Zurich to Add U.S.-Based Apprenticeships to Educational Program Offerings

Zurich North America’s President of Programs & Direct Markets Kathleen Savio recently took part in the President’s SelectUSA Investment Summit roundtable. Discussions focused on establishing better apprenticeship opportunities in the U.S. According to Brian Little, head of Human Resources for …

Tips on Understanding Cyber Risk Losses

Cyber risk can be technically hard to understand, according Marty Frappolli, senior director of Knowledge Resources for The Institutes. The damage to consumer data, complicated analysis on specific technologies involved in data breaches, and keeping up with court case rulings …

Tips on Handling Workers’ Comp Claims Involving Chiropractic Care

Understanding the differences between a physician and a chiropractor and knowing key terms and billing codes will assist adjusters handling workers’ compensation claims, according to a recent webinar presented by Wisc.-based insurance broker HNI. According to Dr. Marc Gilerovich, a …

Top 10 Causes of Workplace Injuries: Liberty Mutual

Overexertion and falls account for more than $25 billion in workers compensation costs in the U.S., according to Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety’s 2014 Workplace Safety Index. In its 15th year, the annual ranking of top 10 causes of …

Warming Car Ahead of Time Could Lead to Fine, Theft

As freezing temperatures overtake much of the U.S., many drivers will consider warming their car up ahead of time. But depending on where you do it, some may be surprised to learn that it is against the law in certain …