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News Brief: June is National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month - June is National Safety Month. This campaign, put together by the National Safety Council (NSC), highlights efforts to prevent injuries and deaths inside and outside the workplace. It...

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News Brief: Workers’ Compensation System Shows Financial Strength and Lower Claim Frequency

Workers’ Compensation System Shows Financial Strength and Lower Claim Frequency - The performance of the workers’ compensation system remains strong, according to a new State of the Line Report from the National Council...

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News Brief: Casualty Claims Severity Significantly Outpacing Economic Inflation

Casualty Claims Severity Significantly Outpacing Economic Inflation - Claims costs for commercial auto, professional liability, product liability and directors and officers liability insurance have exceeded economic...

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News Brief: Study Shows 40% of Insured Workers Delay Health Care Due to Costs

- Study Shows 40% of Insured Workers Delay Health Care Due to Cost - A study by employee health payment platform Paytient revealed the challenges Americans face with employer-sponsored insurance. Notably, 40% of workers...

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News Brief: ​April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month - The National Safety Council recognizes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This event is intended to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and...

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News Brief: Change Healthcare Cyberattack Causes Unprecedented Disruptions

- Change Healthcare Cyberattack Causes Unprecedented Disruptions - On Feb. 21, 2024, Change Healthcare, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group (UHG) and one of the largest platforms for managing health insurance billing and...

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News Brief: Workplace Fatalities Up 5.7% According to Bureau of Labor Statistics

Workplace Fatalities Up 5.7% According to Bureau of Labor Statistics - The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its 2022 national census of fatal occupational injuries. The census, which represents...

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News Brief: House Passes Bipartisan Act to Lower Health Care Costs and Increase Price Transparency

House Passes Bipartisan Act to Lower Health Care Costs and Increase Price Transparency - On Dec. 11, 2023, the U.S. House of Representatives passed landmark bipartisan legislation to lower the cost of health care and...

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News Brief: Employers Must Use New Form I-9 Starting Nov. 1

Employers Must Use New Form I-9 Starting Nov. 1 - Beginning Nov. 1, 2023, employers are required to use the newest version of Form I-9. This form, provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship and...

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News Brief: Back Pain Remains the Leading Cause of Disability Worldwide

- - Back Pain Remains the Leading Cause of Disability Worldwide - A new study published in The Lancet Rheumatology medical journal revealed that low back pain remains the leading cause of disability globally. In 2020,...

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News Brief: April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The National Safety Council recognizes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This event is intended to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and encourage motorists like you to minimize...

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News Brief: OSHA Announces Preliminary Top 10 Violations for Fiscal Year 2022

OSHA announced its preliminary list of the top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal year 2022. Since OSHA’s fiscal year doesn’t end until Sept. 30-and this list was published prior to this date-...

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News Brief: FDA Approves Over-the-counter Hearing Aids

FDA Approves Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid - Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a rule establishing a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids for people age 18 and older with mild to...

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News Brief: Wages Increasing Near the Pace of Inflation

Reports Show 2022 Wages Increasing Near the Pace of Inflation - According to HR services provider ADP, salaries have been rising rapidly, nearly on par with inflation. Year-over-year pay raises increased by 7.6% leading...

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News Brief - Cost of Workers' Compensation Claims on the Rise

The workers’ compensation sector of the commercial insurance industry is generally a stable and profitable segment. However, the claims in this market have become costlier, with concerns over severity on the rise. While...

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News Brief - Study Finds a 7,000% Increase in Telehealth Utilization During Pandemic

According to a new report, telehealth usage grew more than 7,000% during the first year of the pandemic. FAIR Health’s annual report studies health care indicators, prices and utilization trends. With the latest data,...

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