How 2019 Legislative Trends Will Impact Injured Workers

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Feb 7, 2019 9:05:18 AM

We’ve officially closed out the first month of the year, and the first month of many legislative sessions.  Forty-five states are currently in session and thousands of bills have been introduced across the country. While we can never predict how a legislative session will play out and which bills will cross the finish line, we can start to discuss the 2019 legislative trends.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Legislative

Will Workers' Comp Cover My Pre-Existing Condition?

Posted by Gregory Zaparyniuk, ARM on Jan 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Doesn’t the Affordable Care Act (ACA) cover all pre-existing conditions?  In short, the answer is, no, not for workers’ compensation injuries. Workers' Comp

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

The Ultimate Guide to Drug Formularies

Posted by Kellie Collier on Jan 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Drug formularies aren't a new concept in the world of workers' compensation. Since 2011, when Texas introduced their closed drug formulary, states have been lining up to start discussions around whether a formulary was right for them. 

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Insider

Looking Back at the Biggest Workers' Comp Conference of the Year

Posted by Pam Rippens, ARM on Dec 12, 2018 1:48:15 PM

Last week, I attended the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.  To be completely honest, I have attended this conference for over 20 years while working for IWP and a major insurance and claim service provider, and I am amazed at how the underlying conversations are the same - albeit wrapped up in different buzz words. 

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Insider

Occupational Cancer: Improving Safety for Firefighters

Posted by Kellie Collier on Dec 4, 2018 9:16:12 AM

Each state has its own set of workers’ compensation rules and regulations. And within the state, some occupations, like police officers and firefighters, have restrictions on how their injuries are covered under workers’ comp insurance.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Workplace Wellness

Injured On The Job? Here's What You Should Know.

Posted by Kopelman Sitton Law Group, LLC on Nov 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM

As an employee, you get up every day expecting to be safe and taken care of while on the job. So, when you are hurt on the job, it can cause much more harm than just a physical injury. Job injuries are occasionally horrible experiences and you may feel a combination of shame and embarrassment, along with the pain of your injury. 

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

Midterm Elections Could Bring Changes to Workers' Compensation

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Oct 17, 2018 9:55:59 AM

If you’ve turned on the news, read the paper, or even gone on Facebook, you know elections are right around the corner.  Normally, midterm elections, or those elections that fall on years without a presidential election, are minor blips on most people’s radars. 

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

Workers' Comp Expanded to Include PTSD for Florida First Responders

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Sep 21, 2018 11:51:54 AM

Mental health coverage in workers’ comp has been a topic of conversation across the country for several years.  Last year, IWP published a white paper, Mental Health Coverage for First Responders, exploring the various approaches to mental health coverage in workers’ compensation across the country, including the success stories and the failures. 

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Topics: Legislative, Workers' Compensation

Employer Retaliation: Understanding Your Rights under Workers' Comp

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Aug 23, 2018 3:37:17 PM

After being injured on the job, many workers face a complicated workers’ compensation system.  From filing a claim to obtaining proper medical treatment, there are significant opportunities for an injured worker to face obstacles.  One often talked about is retaliation.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

How IWP Helps Solve Your Medical Office's Biggest Problem

Posted by Frank Pallaria, RPh & Tami Mailloux, RPh on Aug 16, 2018 8:30:00 AM

In a typical week, practitioners treat over 90 patients through in-office, home care, or telemedicine encounters. In addition to practicing medicine, many practitioners are spending their day charting, building their practice, or attending to administrative needs.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Clinical

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