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Workers' Comp Watch eNewsletter
January 20, 2011
Intake-Triage Program Speeds Return to Work
By Helen King Knight
When a medical transportation company began implementing an intake/triage program in July 2010, it realized impressive improvements in workers' compensation claims closures. A startling 93 percent of its medical-only claims occurring in that month closed within 30 days, compared to only five percent closing in July 2009.…Read more
Eleven Workers' Compensation Issues Sure to Impact 2011
By Preston Diamond
With the nation's legislative landscape dominated by health care reform and relatively stable workers' compensation rates in 2010, workers' compensation fell off the radar screen last year. However, as we move into 2011, there are many issues that bear watching…Read more is the comprehensive online destination for P&C insurance sellers and buyers providing News, Analysis and Market Trends — helping you solve your biggest business problems. Log on today!

NCCI Study Reveals Obesity Risks in Work Comp
By Harry Shuford and Tanya Restrepo
Recent research confirms anecdotal data that work-related injuries are far more costly if the injured worker is obese. Furthermore, the dramatically higher medical costs suggest that the types and nature of injuries sustained by obese workers, especially the morbidly obese, are more likely to result in permanent disabilities…Read more
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