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    Employer Medical Costs Expected to Rise 6.5% in 2022

    As this year sees increased health care spending due to pent-up demand after many people delayed medical procedures in 2020, a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) predicts employer medical costs will rise 6.5% in 2022. Last year was the first time that medical costs decreased, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic keeping people from going to […]

    July 14, 2021

  • Covid-19 Coronavirus Vaccine

    EEOC Issues New Guidance on Vaccinating Employees

    As more Americans get inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine, employers are wondering where they stand legally on requiring workers to get vaccinated, asking them whether they have been vaccinated and providing incentives for employees to get inoculated. On May 28, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated its COVID-19 vaccination guidance to help employers navigate this risk-fraught territory. […]

    July 14, 2021

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    New Cal/OSHA Rules: No Masks, Distancing for Vaccinated Workers

    The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has approved changes to the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard that greatly loosen workplace restrictions that were implemented last year to protect California workers. The biggest news in the changes is that workers who have been fully vaccinated will no longer be required to wear face masks as protection, regardless of the […]

    July 14, 2021

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    How to Avoid Inheriting an Old Workers’ Comp Claim

    It’s always an unwelcome surprise when an employer finds out that a workplace incident aggravated a pre-existing injury that one of your workers sustained at a prior job. Fortunately, there are steps you can take if you don’t want to inherit a claim that someone incurred at another employer, or an injury that they may […]

    July 14, 2021

  • Driving Habits That Are Bad for Your Car

    Think you’re a good driver? No matter how safe you are behind the wheel, you’ve probably done things like: Shift into drive while the car is still rolling backward. Ride the brakes on steep hills. Roll into the gas station on empty. If so, you may not have even realized you were doing everything wrong. […]

    July 5, 2021

  • Swimming Safety: 10 Tips for Summer

    Summer is here and people are flocking to the water — whether it’s the beach, a lake, a river or a backyard pool. But, wherever there’s water, there’s also danger. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 10 people drown every day — and two of those are children 14 or […]

    June 2, 2021

  • Inexpensive Fixes for a Safer Home

    Home improvement: It’s a never-ending process for many people, and for those of us who aren’t necessarily handy, it can be a hassle, too. But there are plenty of simple maintenance tasks and other improvements you can handle to make your home safer – whether you’re handy or not. And you won’t have to break […]

    April 29, 2021

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    Insurers Expected COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Surge; It Never Came

    COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims have not been as widespread as insurers and ratings agencies around the country had predicted when the pandemic first started in early 2020. Also, a large chunk of COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims filed by workers nationwide have been rejected, with insurers often citing lack of proof that the illness was contracted […]

    April 13, 2021