Business Insurance - _Workers Comp http://businessinsurance.com/section/news08 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Wed, 5 Aug 2015 00:44:26 EST 10 Workers comp PBM expands acquisition into California http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150804/NEWS08/150809950 20150804/NEWS08/150809950 Injured Workers’ Pharmacy L.L.C. has completed the acquisition of Chronic Care Inc., a workers compensation home delivery pharmacy operating exclusively in California. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 15:04:10 EST Employers urged to accommodate workers' chronic conditions http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150804/NEWS08/150809959 20150804/NEWS08/150809959 SAN FRANCISCO — When it comes to workers with chronic conditions, employers should focus on providing accommodations and support rather than managing a disease. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 12:09:27 EST Acquisition boosts Crawford's revenue; special charges clip net income http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150803/NEWS08/150809985 20150803/NEWS08/150809985 Crawford & Co.'s revenue totaled $324.4 million in the second quarter of 2015, up about 6% from the same period in 2014, as its acquisition of GAB Robins Holdings U.K. Ltd. Mon, 3 Aug 2015 14:17:49 EST Employers get creative with light-duty assignments http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150802/NEWS08/150739951 20150802/NEWS08/150739951 When medical restrictions prevent injured employees from returning to work in a light-duty capacity, more employers are looking to outside organizations to accommodate them in the interim. Sun, 2 Aug 2015 06:00:00 EST Q&A:Stephen J. Klingel, National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150802/NEWS08/308029999 20150802/NEWS08/308029999 Stephen J. Klingel has served as president and CEO of the National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. since 2002. Sun, 2 Aug 2015 06:00:00 EST AMA supports monitoring to curb opioid abuse http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150731/NEWS08/150739964 20150731/NEWS08/150739964 The American Medical Association is urging doctors to use prescription drug monitoring programs to combat opioid abuse. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:25:45 EST Workers comp available for domestic employees http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150731/NEWS08/150739966 20150731/NEWS08/150739966 Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange is offering workers compensation insurance for the domestic employees of high-net-worth individuals in Florida. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:36:08 EST Injury suffered in pre-employment test is compensable http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150730/NEWS08/150739991 20150730/NEWS08/150739991 Pre-employment testing of job applicants can prevent workers compensation claims down the line, but an employee who gets injured while undergoing the test may well be due comp benefits. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:38 EST OSHA proposes tightening injury record-keeping rules http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150729/NEWS08/150729803 20150729/NEWS08/150729803 The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to clarify that employers have continuing obligations to keep and maintain accurate injury and illness records. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:13:10 EST Trucker’s heart attack is compensable http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150728/NEWS08/150729832 20150728/NEWS08/150729832 A long-haul truck driver’s heart attack arose out of and in the scope of his employment, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:20:42 EST