A smaller reduction in the number of uninsured could negatively affect employers as the amount of uncompensated care—a cost that health care providers now try to shift in the form of higher charges to patients with health insurance—will not decline as much as providers had initially hoped.Read More
With Democrats controlling the Senate, the bill is unlikely to advance further. In addition, if a repeal measure cleared Congress, President Barack Obama would veto it, the White House said this week.Read More
The Senate did not take up the repeal bill and it is unlikely that the Senate, where Democrats are in the majority, would do so this time.
From the individual mandate provision to 'pay or play' rule, companies find it's time to deal with the bottom line.Read More
An Oregon appellate court said that Carolyn McDermed was still at work during her coffee run, since she was expected to perform community policing duties while not in her office.
The study's findings on the effect of obesity on indemnity duration are close to those reported in a 2007 Duke University Medical School study that found that obese workers file more claims, have higher medical costs, and miss more days due to job-related injuries than do their nonobese counterparts. Read More
The man was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder in June 2008 after experiencing anxiety and crying spells on various occasions, and he filed for workers' comp benefits in June 2009.
Jay Krueger is chief strategy and client services officer at PMSI Inc., providing overall strategic direction for the Tampa, Florida-based provider of pharmacy benefit management services, medical equipment, home health care and case settlement services. In a recent interview with Workforce Management sister publication Business Insurance senior editor Roberto Ceniceros, Krueger said the evaluation of medical marijuana as a way to alleviate pain warrants that employers consider their policies on the issue.