Category Archive for "Workers compensation"

Medical Malpractice Insurance for Podiatrists: Do you understand the nuts and bolts of your policy?

From working with Podiatrists across Florida and the rest of the country we find many of them have a lot in common when it comes to their medical malpractice insurance. Many consider it just an expensive bill they pay every…

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What is the True Cost of a Data Breach?

Lost data can mean a loss of intellectual property that is hard to put a value on. It would definitely include fines, lawsuits and an evaluation of technology or policy. The cost of a lost record in the US is…

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Kentucky Hospital Faces 400 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits After String of Unnecessary Cardiac Procedures Performed

There are 400 separate patients suing St. Joseph London Hospital (London, KY) for performing unnecessary and risky heart procedures. The beginning of the long chain of allegations stemmed from a patient named Edward Marshall who had seen a specialist after…

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Workers’ comp racks up healthcare costs

  A study correlating hospital costs and common surgeries reveals workers’ compensation claims to be higher than group insurance claims. The Workers Compensation Research Institute 2008 study indicates group health insurance paying substantially less on average for procedures such as…

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Workers’ comp rates are up, but still no profit

Although workers’ compensation premiums have increased over the past two years, the health care industry has not seen profits from the fluctuation. Historically-low interest rates are to blame for diminishing the success of recent trends. A recent report indicates that…

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SHA Wins Jury Trial Regarding Whistleblower Violations by Manatee School for the Arts in FL

A trial in Palmetto, FL was settled in court recently regarding the Manatee School for the Arts firing an employee that voiced concerns regarding safety-hazards in the workplace. The principal, Dr. Bill Jones, fired the employee after finding out they…

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Rating Bureau Recommend Nearly 7% Increase in Workers’ comp

The Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau suggests that in 2014 there should be a 6.9 percent increase in premium rates. This is a result of multiple factors that are driving costs up for employers. Some insurance carriers were keeping rates…

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