DIR Won’t Accept MEWA’s Certs

Are Shut Down, Stop Work Orders & Fines about to be levied on hundreds of California employers? The Department of Industrial Relations issues an important warning about American Labor Alliance and CompOne USA workers’ comp policies. What are the potential pitfalls? Get the details here. Workers’ Comp Executive

California: Salinas produce packing company owners sentenced for insurance fraud

The father and son owners of a Salinas produce packing company have been found guilty of insurance fraud and denying insurance and health benefits to injured workers, according to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office. They were sentenced to 250 days in jail and 10 years of felony probation that includes paying back nearly $383,000 […]

Too much sitting is bad for workers. Should employers pay?

What effect do sedentary work environments have on workers’ comp claims? In 2014, Denmark became the first country in the world to legally require companies to provide standing desks to workers. Should US companies that do not provide accommodations like standing desks or activity programs be held accountable? PayScale

Study: Workers comp pharmacy spend down 11 percent

Insurers overall averaged 11% less in pharmacy costs from 2015 to 2016, according to CompPharma’s 14th annual Prescription Drug Management in Workers. Compensation study. The survey also found an overall drop of 13.3% in opioid costs, with opioids accounting for 26.8% of the total pharmacy spend. American Pharmacists Association

Florida: Workers’ comp insurer agrees to state receivership

Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier on Friday asked the state’s chief financial officer to initiate delinquency proceedings against Fort Lauderdale-based workers’ compensation insurance provider Guarantee Insurance Co. The company’s directors have agreed to place the company into state receivership. Sun-Sentinel