- Detailed protocols can help reduce workers comp costs: SHRM speaker
CHICAGO — Human resource managers can help reduce workers compensation costs by devising written plans that document each step of the comp process and effectively communicating expectations to injured employees, a consultant said Wednesday.
- Social Security disability applications fall, but payments rise: Survey
While the number of long-term disability claimants fell slightly in 2012, total claim payments among member disability insurers grew for a fifth straight year to $9.4 billion, the Council for Disability Awareness said Tuesday.
- Third-party administrators taking managed care in-house
Workers compensation third-party administrators are building their own managed care operations, a trend that may or may not benefit claims payers.
- Comp exclusive remedy, Human Rights Act bar gay man's harassment suit
A man allegedly subjected to harassment at work about his sexual orientation cannot sue his former employer for negligence because workers compensation exclusive remedy provisions and the Human Rights Act bar his lawsuit, an Illinois appellate court has…