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Massachusetts Bill to Protect Pregnant Workers Signed Into Law

A new Massachusetts law signed Thursday by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker assures that women won’t be forced to choose between a healthy pregnancy and keeping their jobs, according to advocates for working women. The measure approved by the Legislature requires …

People Moves: Cunningham Lindsey, Employers, Everest, Swiss Re

Daniel Rejoins Cunningham Lindsey as SVP, Loss Adjusting Services Cunningham Lindsey, a global loss adjusting and risk management services company, announced today the return of Larry “Dan” Daniel to the organization. Daniel is well known in the property and casualty …

Decline in ER Visits, Claims Costs Spurs EMPLOYERS to Expand Nurse Triage Hotline

Reductions in emergency room visits and total claim costs prompted EMPLOYERS, a small business insurance specialist, to expand its Injured Employee Hotline nationwide. The service, which began as a test in Florida in 2014, gives injured workers the option to …

Some Small Businesses Monitor Employees to Avert Workers’ Comp Fraud

More than one in 10 small business owners (13 percent) are concerned that one of their employees would commit workers’ compensation fraud by faking an injury or illness in order to collect benefits, according to a new poll by Employers. …

EMPLOYERS Launches Registered Nurse Hotline

EMPLOYERS has launched Coventry/NT24, a 24-hour hotline staffed by registered nurses who are specially trained to provide medical guidance over the phone for work-related injuries or illnesses. Coventry/NT24 is staffed by English- and Spanish-speaking nurses with accommodations available for other …

EMPLOYERS Names Vogt, Chief Claims Officer, Senior Vice President

EMPLOYERS named Barry J. Vogt chief claims officer, senior vice president. He leads the claim operations group and is responsible for claims strategy, medical management/managed care strategy, catastrophic claim management, fraud investigations, claim controls, regulatory compliance and subrogation effectiveness. Vogt,who …

Workers’ Compensation Fraud and the Insurance Producer

There are essentially two types of workers’ compensation fraud — premium fraud and claimant fraud — and insurance producers can play a role in the discovery and resolution of both, according to one investigator who has brought some 800 cases …

1 in 10 Small Businesses Had Workers Show Up Impaired Last Year

One in 10 small businesses had employees show up for work last year while under the influence of at least one controlled substance, according to a new study by EMPLOYERS. Small business owners reported that alcohol, marijuana and prescription painkillers …

Nevada Workers’ Comp Loss Costs Post Small Increase in 2014

Many Nevada employers will see a small increase in the premiums they pay for workers’ compensation insurance this year. The average premium increase in the voluntary market will be about 3.2 percent. Nevada employers who purchase their workers’ compensation insurance …

Insurer’s Opioid Program Shows Promise in Curbing Prescription Painkiller Addiction

Nationwide there has been an increase in the number of opioid pain medications prescribed to workers who are injured on the job. EMPLOYERS, has completed the pilot test of a program to prevent the abuse of prescription opioid drugs. The …