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Opt-Out Movement Stalls: For Now

Participation in a state workers’ compensation plan was mandatory in every state except Texas until 2013, when Oklahoma passed legislation allowing alternatives to the mandated state system. The Employee Injury Benefit Act allowed private sector employers to create individual — but equal — plans. Mark Walls, Vice President Communications &…

The High Risk of First Responder Patient Handling

EMS and Fire Rescue is, by definition, a high-risk profession. Patients are generally getting larger, while the profession is challenged to stay physically fit. The long hours and volume of calls in some urban areas can be overwhelming for understaffed EMS districts. The profession’s educational focus on dealing with combative…

Your Mobile Workforce is Driving Up Your Exposure

Public entities have a high volume of drivers on the road. Not only do we have to guard against employees driving distracted, but we also have to consider that the general public could be distracted when driving through our work areas. Matt McDonough, Senior Risk Control Manager, explains the various…

Beware: Increased OSHA Enforcement Ahead

Don Enke, Director of Risk Control,  joins a team of experts to discuss what changes employers can expect from OSHA in the near future. View the full article in Risk & Insurance to see what they had to say.

Healthy but Challenging Workers’ Compensation Market

The workers’ compensation market is healthy and robust. It’s both competitive and profitable. That’s good news for business owners, the insurance industry and injured workers. Beneath the positive news, however, is a layer of anxiety over how long the market will remain healthy. Mark Walls, Vice President of Communications and…

Politics of Guns and Workplace Violence

Mark Walls explains the politics of guns and workplace violence with Insurance Thought Leadership, which was a session at RIMS 2016 in San Diego.   View the entire article here.

Should Workers’ Comp Evolve?

Mark Walls discusses how the time come for workers’ comp to reflect the realities of the current workforce, workplace risks and advances in science and medicine with Insurance Thought Leadership.   View the full article here.

Confrontational Workers’ Comp System is Outmoded

Mark Walls explains why the workers’ comp system is unnecessarily confrontational and should be more worker friendly with Insurance Business America.   View the full article here.

What Impact Will OSHA Have on Businesses in 2016?

Don Enke discusses the impact OSHA will have on businesses in 2016 with Workplace HR and Safety.   View entire article here.

The Future of Workers’ Comp Healthcare Delivery

Mark Walls and Kimberly George discuss their thoughts around the large gap between the healthcare related to workers’ compensation and the group health approach with Insurance Thought Leadership. View the full article here.

20 Work Comp Issues to Watch in 2016

Mark Walls and Kimberly George discuss their thoughts around 20 issues that the workers’ compensation industry should have on its radar for 2016 with Insurance Thought Leadership.  Issues like the election year, Obamacare and the possible federalization of workers’ compensation could all have a major impact. View the article here.

Workers’ Comp Renewals Stable for 2016

Risk & Insurance reports that employers with good loss histories looking to renew their workers’ compensation insurance coverage for 2016 will likely encounter insurers holding their prices relatively level to retain the business. Seth Smith, Senior Vice President of Underwriting, discusses what the excess market can expect. View the article…