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Tennessee opt-out route for workers compensation hits roadblock

Published March 25, 2015 CST

The Tennessee Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation has unanimously decided not to recommend a bill that would allow employers to opt out of the state's workers compensation system.

Humana shifts away from occupational injury care with Concentra sale

Published March 26, 2015 CST

Humana Inc.'s $1 billion sale of occupational health and physical therapy unit Concentra Inc. apparently marks the health care insurer's exit from the workers compensation field.

Pennsylvania workers comp rates to go down nearly 6%

Published March 30, 2015 CST

Workers compensation advisory rates will decrease 5.99% for Pennsylvania employers on Wednesday, according to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.

Settled workers comp claim doesn't bar survivor death benefits

Published March 25, 2015 CST

A Kentucky man's settlement of his workers compensation claim prior to his death doesn't bar his wife from seeking death benefits, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.

Urine testing a frontline defense against comp-based opioid abuse

Published March 27, 2015 CST

Urine drug testing is one of the few tools that allow payers and physicians to monitor compliance and aberrant behavior among injured workers on opioids, speakers said during a webinar by pharmacy benefit manager myMatrixx, the marketing name of Matrix Healthcare Services Inc.

Nurse allergic to floor wax qualifies for workers comp

Published March 26, 2015 CST

A Pennsylvania nurse should receive workers compensation benefits for exposure to a floor wax that caused her to have breathing problems, even though she has since moved on to a new part-time job and is no longer experiencing asthma symptoms.

Exotic dancer shot by stray bullet eligible for workers comp

Published March 19, 2015 CST

A South Carolina woman who was shot while working as an exotic dancer is an employee, not an independent contractor, and is therefore entitled to workers compensation, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

Opioid painkillers emerging as safety threat for elderly

Published February 27, 2015 CST

The use of opioid painkillers is a burgeoning safety issue confronting elderly adults, a National Safety Council study finds.