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Hospital Costs Rising Even Though Claimants Avoiding Emergency Rooms

Auto casualty claimants are avoiding hospital emergency rooms during the COVID-19 pandemic but are generating increased hospital charges anyway, according to a new report by Mitchell, a San Diego-based claims administrator. “Anecdotally, we have heard that some people have been …

Claims Slowdown Gives Insurers Chance to Enhance Digital Experience

Customer use of digital interactions in the claims process has increased 18% since 2017 and the vast majority of policyholders are pleased with the process, J.D. Power said in its first U.S. Claims Digital Experience Study. “Personal interaction continues to …

Vehicle Accidents an Exception Amid Declining Number of Work Injuries

While the frequency of workers’ compensation claims has continued a decades-long decline, the number of work injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents has continued a steady increase that began in 2011, according to a new report by the National Council …

Injury Rates Still Dropping Even as Older Workers Take Larger Share of Workforce

The number of workplace injury claims continues to decline year after year despite significant changes in workforce demographics that one might think should increase claims frequency, according to a report released Monday by the National Council of Compensation Insurance. The …

California Hospital Workers’ Comp Benchmarking Report

Workers’ compensation claim severity continues to increase, while claims frequency declines, according the latest California hospital report benchmarking workers’ comp costs by Milliman and Keenan Healthcare. Data from 35 facilities (hospital systems and individual facilities) within California was aggregated to …

Rise in Long Term Care Liability Losses Expected to Continue: Aon

Long term care liability loss rates and claim severity reached an eight-year high and are expected to grow steadily in 2013 against a backdrop of health care provider budget constraints and uncertainty about health care reform, according to Aon Risk …