Insurers Reminding Farmers About the Dangers of Working in Grain Bins

Article 0 Comments Working in grain bins can be deadly, so insurers want to remind farmers of the dangers. Nationwide insurance is helping sponsor a campaign to educate farmers about safety procedures they can use when working in grain bins. Farmers should wear proper safety gear when they enter grain […]

As Health Plan Deductibles Rise, Expect More Workers’ Compensation Claims

Article 2 Comments Are employees injured at work more likely to file under workers’ compensation instead of group health insurance when their group health plan has a higher deductible? The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) found evidence they do in a new study it says has great relevance since the […]

Vermont Workers’ Comp Rates to Decrease for Third Year in a Row

Article 0 Comments Workers’ compensation insurance will continue to cost less for most Vermont employers when new rates approved by the Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) become effective on April 1, 2019. This is the third rate decrease since Governor Phil Scott took office and represents $10.5 million in pricing […]

NSAIDs Overtake Opioids as Top Workers’ Comp Drug in California

Article 0 Comments Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, or NSAIDs, have supplanted opioids as the most common therapeutic drug group prescribed to injured workers in California, according to a new California Workers’ Compensation Institute study. The study also finds that payment data show that both dermatological medications and anticonvulsants now rank ahead of […]

3 Injured in Texas Scaffold, Construction Elevator Accident

Article 0 Comments Authorities say one person has been critically hurt and two others suffered lesser injuries in a scaffolding and construction elevator accident in a North Texas business district. Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Mike Drivdahl says it appears a construction elevator on the outside of a building partially […]

Illinois FedEx Worker Died of Fall, not Cold, Autopsy Shows

Article 1 Comments An autopsy found that a FedEx worker found dead outside in western Illinois amid record low temperatures died of a traumatic head injury. Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson says 69-year-old William L. Murphy’s death was due to a fall. Police say a colleague found the Moline […]

Independent Agent Group Taps Texas Mutual as Endorsed Work Comp Carrier

Article 0 Comments Texas’ largest independent insurance agent association and the state’s leading workers’ compensation insurance carrier have formed a strategic partnership. The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) announced the partnership with Texas Mutual Insurance Co. at IIAT’s Joe Vincent Agency Management Seminar, held in Austin Jan. 27-29. Through […]

Assembly Workers in Michigan Using Wearable Technology to Support Arms

Article 0 Comments Ford Motor Co. and other manufacturers want to help their workers take a load off. Or at least make it easier to lift a load up. Ford is among several companies providing wearable technology to elevate and support their workers’ arms. Nicholas Gotts wears an EksoVest during […]

Pennsylvania’s Largest Workers’ Comp Insurer Files Plan to Correct Charges

Article 0 Comments Pennsylvania’s State Workers Insurance Fund (SWIF), the largest writer of workers’ comp insurance in Pennsylvania, has filed a plan to retroactively correct charges to employers for their workers’ compensation policies written between April 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018. The informational filings were submitted due to the […]

Normandy Insurance Enters Oklahoma Workers’ Comp Market

Article 0 Comments Florida-based workers’ compensation carrier, Normandy Insurance Company, has expanded into Oklahoma and is now offering workers’ comp coverage to small, mid-size and large businesses in the state. Normandy’s entry into Oklahoma comes on the heels of its expansion into Texas, which the insurer announced in mid-January. In […]