Special Coverage: COVID-19

Legislative committee passes contested extension of COVID presumption

Posted: Jul 01, 2022

Policy committees in the California Senate passed a bill that would extend COVID-19 presumptions for two years.

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OSHA extends COVID emphasized enforcement

Posted: Jul 01, 2022

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is extending its revised National Emphasis Program for COVID-19, set to expire July 7, until further notice and doubling its inspections goal, the Department of Labor announced Thursday.

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Supreme Court Declines to Hear New York Vaccine Mandate for Health Workers

Posted: Jul 01, 2022

The Supreme Court declined on Thursday to take up a case involving a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for health care workers in New York that does not offer an exemption for religious reasons. The court’s action follows a decision in December …

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WTW tech exec transforms 'art of the possible'

Posted: Jun 30, 2022

Despite a brief period of respite during COVID, commercial auto carriers are not out of the woods yet

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Getting the Measure of Inflation for the (Re)insurance Industry

Posted: Jun 30, 2022

This content was recently published in the Blogs section of RMS’ website. It is republished here with permission. Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, inflationary trends have captured news headlines around the world. Starting with the pandemic, by …

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Top labor official says COVID remains priority for OSHA

Posted: Jun 29, 2022

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s National Emphasis Program for worker safety in the COVID-19 pandemic will be extended past its upcoming July expiration date, Doug Parker, OSHA’s assistant secretary of labor, told attendees Wednesday during a Q&A at the American Society of Safety...

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Workplace safety lessons learned from the pandemic

Posted: Jun 29, 2022

Workplace safety leaders who scrambled with the unprecedented shutdowns, mandated protocols, staffing shortages and telecommuting arrangements resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic can now use what they learned to prepare for the next health emergency, according to panelists who spoke Monday at the A...

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Stealth Partner Group Releases June 2022 Stop-Loss State of the Market Report

Posted: Jun 29, 2022

Charlotte, N.C. (June 29, 2022) – Stealth Partner Group, an Amwins company and premier stop-loss general agency, released its State of the Market report, providing up-to-date market intelligence on health care and employer stop-loss trends, effects of COVID-19 on the …

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Compensation for Worker’s COVID Illness Barred by Exclusive Remedy Provision, Court Decides

Posted: Jun 29, 2022

A ConAgra employee, who contracted COVID-19 on the job and transmitted the virus to his wife, is suing the company for her death.  The post Compensation for Worker’s COVID Illness Barred by Exclusive Remedy Provision, Court Decides appeared first on Risk & Insurance.

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Appeals court vacates federal vaccine mandate pending hearing

Posted: Jun 28, 2022

A federal appeals court panel said Monday it would convene a full panel to reconsider President Joe Biden’s executive order requiring civilian federal employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and set aside the order pending that hearing.

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COVID claims drop significantly in March, April

Posted: Jun 27, 2022

The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation on Friday reported a significant drop in COVID-19 claims in March and April.

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Medical Society Accuses Insurers of Using ‘Junk Science’ to Deny Covid Business Claims

Posted: Jun 27, 2022

The medical profession in New Hampshire is accusing the insurance industry of using “junk science” in justifying its denials of Covid-related business insurance claims. In an amicus brief in a case between a hotel chain and eight insurers, the New …

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Casino COVID-related ruling turns in favor of Zurich, AIG, Allianz

Posted: Jun 24, 2022

A New Jersey appeals court overturned a lower court and ruled against an Atlantic City casino and in favor of units of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd., American International Group Inc. and Allianz SE in COVID-19-related business interruption coverage Thursday.

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COVID-19 presumptions lose steam among lawmakers

Posted: Jun 24, 2022

Despite the strong push for COVID-19 workers compensation presumptions in the early stages of the pandemic, fewer than half of the 18 states that enacted legislation or saw executive orders still have the provisions in place, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Council on Compen...

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Flood Alert in China’s Manufacturing Hub at Highest Level

Posted: Jun 24, 2022

China’s manufacturing hub of Guangdong raised its flood warning to the highest level due to the worst rains in decades, spurring more evacuations and threatening further supply chain disruptions in an economy reeling from Covid-related lockdowns. Guangdong province raised its …

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Calif. top court to consider employer liability for COVID infections

Posted: Jun 23, 2022

California’s top state court has agreed to decide whether employers can be held liable under state law when their workers contract COVID-19 on the job and spread it to their relatives.

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The latest legislative actions on COVID presumptions in workers' comp

Posted: Jun 23, 2022

Review the current state-level legislative picture of COVID presumptions across the U.S.

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