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Happy Halloween!

Posted on: October 30th, 2014 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Our tongue-in-cheek candy suggestions for people involved in your workers’ compensation case. Two years ago we blogged about scary people who might be involved in your workers’ compensation case. We offered several snarky suggestions for Halloween costumes. These included a Dr. Frankenstein mask for the physician who performs the independent medical examination along with a […]


Public Hearing on Health Care Services Rules

Posted on: October 29th, 2014 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

New Health Care Services Rules will affect reimbursement for medical treatment under workers’ compensation. The Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) has posted notice of a public hearing regarding a rules change. It has been scheduled for November 7, 2014, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, State Secondary Complex, General […]


Small victory for medical marijuana proponents

Posted on: October 28th, 2014 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Michigan Court of Appeals ruling could signal big changes in workers compensation. The Michigan Court of Appeals has issued a fascinating decision regarding medical marijuana. Employees who are fired after testing positive for drugs can still collect unemployment benefits. This decision has the potential for serious ramifications in the workplace and we anticipate it will […]


Don’t step in the FUD

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

How more part-time employees are losing health care benefits and the cost of workers’ compensation insurance. Business Insurance looks at whether uninsured part-time employees will cause a spike in workers’ compensation claims. This comes after Wal-Mart’s decision to stop providing group health benefits to employees who work less than 30 hours per week. Wal-Mart has attributed […]


Our 2 cents on workers’ compensation reform

Posted on: October 22nd, 2014 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

How a 28% reduction in the pure premium rate for employers comes with a big cost for injured workers. We have written extensively about House Bill 5002 and the negative effects on our clients. While the administration brags about lower workers’ compensation premiums it is coming at the expense of injured workers. House Bill 5002 codified […]


Workers’ compensation rates decreasing again in 2015

Posted on: October 21st, 2014 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

An open letter to Crain’s Detroit Business regarding workers’ compensation reform. Crain’s Detroit Business has reported the pure premium rate is dropping 6.5% starting January 1, 2015. Businesses have now seen a 27.7% reduction during the last four years. Agency Director Kevin Elsenheimer attributes these savings to House Bill 5002. This legislation was signed by […]


Redemption Order (Form WC-113)

Posted on: October 16th, 2014 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Why the redemption order is so important and a list of items that will be included as part of your Michigan workers comp settlement. A redemption hearing is the most important step in the settlement process. It is when a magistrate reviews medical records and hears reasons for settlement. The magistrate must be convinced that your […]



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