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Agriculture Workers Risk Safety and Health During Pandemic

States such as Virginia, Oregon and Washington have created their own enforceable rules to control, prevent and mitigate the spread of the virus among farmworkers. But federal mandates are necessary to ensure that employers are doing enough to protect workers, …

Companies Seek to Limit Legal Liability For Virus Infections

As companies start planning their reopenings, business groups are pushing Congress to limit liability from potential lawsuits filed by workers and customers infected by the coronavirus. They appear to have the White House’s ear. President Donald Trump has floated shielding …

People News: Texas Mutual, ICW Group, Employers

Texas Mutual Names Gates Vice President of Houston Region Texas Mutual Insurance Company, a provider of workers’ compensation insurance in Texas, has named longtime insurance industry leader Peppia Gates as its vice president for the Houston region. Gates, who has …

3 Types of Workers’ Comp Insurance Fraud and How to Prevent Them

Workers’ compensation insurance is a safety net for employees who are injured on the job, as well as for their employers. It pays for lost wages, medical expenses and other expenses and benefits incurred by an injured worker. Sometimes, however, …

Survey: Policyholders Want Digital Tools, Omni-Channel Experience From Workers’ Comp Insurers

Technology is changing how small business owners interact with their insurance carriers, according to a new study from EMPLOYERS, a national small business insurance specialist. Nearly one in four (23 percent) small business owners believe more online or self-service tools …

EMPLOYERS Survey: Recruiting Edge for Employers With Good Workplace Safety

Small business owners may be underselling an important factor that could give them an edge when recruiting new talent, according to a new survey of small business employees by EMPLOYERS, a national small business workers’ compensation insurer. The survey found …

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. …