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2.2% workers comp rate decrease recommended for Florida

Published August 25, 2015 CST

The National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. has recommended a 2.2% overall average decrease in Florida’s workers compensation rates, the state’s Office of Insurance Regulation said.

Tying illnesses to workplace is hard, comp expert tells conference

Published August 25, 2015 CST

ORLANDO, Fla. — Determining whether an employee's illness is being caused by something in the workplace, making them eligible for workers compensation benefits, is a complicated and often inconclusive process.

How should employers handle 'comp claim waiting to happen'?

Published August 27, 2015 CST

A company can refuse to hire someone it considers “a workers comp claim waiting to happen,” but experts advise against it.

Crawford chief to step down

Published August 24, 2015 CST

Jeffrey Bowman is stepping down after nearly eight years at the helm of Crawford & Co., the claims manager said Monday.

Texas employer not liable after worker beat up supervisor

Published August 24, 2015 CST

A Texas appeals court has ruled that a workers compensation nonsubscriber is not liable for negligence, despite failing to perform a criminal background check on a worker who assaulted another employee.