The information every work comp professional needs is ready – the annual comparison of every state’s workers comp laws is available here. Put together by the experts at WCRI and IAIABC, it includes laws for each of Canada’s provinces too.
Oh, and in case you missed it, you can still get WCRI’s compilation of state laws on treatment guidelines and medical management here.
From NCCI we get a report on the impact of changing workforce demographics on injury frequency. One major change from previous research – older workers are getting injured more often than their younger co-workers. That’s a significant change, and one we need to monitor carefully.
Sticking with work comp, CWCI released it’s analysis of the impact of California’s formulary – more drugs that are “exempt” from review were prescribed, but that’s just one finding
If you want to know what your REAL cost of healthcare is, check out the Kaiser Family Foundation’s healthcare cost calculator. Plug in some basic information, and – spoiler alert – be shocked.
Finally, there’s much talk about Medicare for All, who supports what, and all that stuff. And, a majority of people in a Fox News “town hall” indicated they support MFA, surprising Bernie Sanders and his interviewers. Find out how much support there really is here.
And happy spring!