Over the last few years, there has been a rapid switch in organizations allowing and encouraging Work From Home (WFH) options. This switch has occurred at an unprecedented pace and much about this change on such a large scale is still unexplored. While BHM has always had a very strong background in data analytics and reporting, we took this opportunity to explore ethical and fair productivity metrics to allow for data-driven decision-making around our WFH practices.
Stress, anxiety, and depression are among the most prevalent for injured workers. If left untreated, they can render a seemingly straightforward claim nearly unmanageable, resulting in poor outcomes and exorbitant costs. Increasingly, many in our industry are recognizing the need to proactively do all we can to address this critical issue. Open discussions and gaining a deeper understanding of a subject that, until now, has been taboo.
The shrinking unemployment rate has been a healthy turn for people with job-based benefits. Eager to attract help in a tight labor market and unsure of Obamacare’s future, large employers are newly committed to offer health insurance and maintain coverage for workers and often their families, according to new research and interviews with analysts.
The results from a recently released report identified promising results in some of 26 state workers’ compensation systems. Using data comprising over 400,000 nonsurgical injured worker compensation claims with more than seven days of lost time, and over 2 million prescriptions are associated with these claims from 26 states, a new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) observed considerable decreases in the prevalence of longer-term dispensing of opioids to injured workers in a number of states studied.