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California Governor Expands Workers' Compensation Benefits to Employees Diagnosed with COVID-19

California Governor Expands Workers Compensation Benefits to Employees Diagnosed with COVID-19
Lexology

Governor Newsom's Executive Order creates a presumption that any COVID-19 diagnosis qualifies an employee for workers' compensation benefits. Employees diagnosed with COVID-19 are now presumed to have contracted the virus at work.

Take a look at the new order and how it will affect those in California.

Workers' Comp Systems Poised for Deluge of COVID-19 Claims

Workers’ Comp Systems Poised for Deluge of Covid-19 Claims
Bloomberg Law

Employee Covid-19 infections at businesses reopening despite the ongoing pandemic could trigger a flood of workers' compensation claims, potentially overwhelming some state systems.

See how a surge in claims can affect the system.

NCCI: COVID-19 Will Cost Billions Even with Modest Infection Rates

NCCI: COVID-19 Will Cost Billions Even with Modest Infection Rates
Claims Journal

NCCI has received numerous questions in the last few weeks regarding COVID-19 and the impact it may have on the workers compensation industry.

Read more on NCCI's projections on the potential impact.

The Top Non-COVID Workplace Law Stories You May Have Missed: March/April 2020

The Top Non-COVID Workplace Law Stories You May Have Missed: March/April 2020
Fisher Phillips

While the pace of new developments has slowed somewhat, there are still workplace law updates you need to know about.

Here is a summary of the top stories.

COVID-19 Hits Already-Troubled Nursing Home Insurance Market; Brokers Try to Help

COVID-19 Hits Already-Troubled Nursing Home Insurance Market; Brokers Try to Help
Insurance Journal

Nursing homes are right in the middle of the deadly coronavirus pandemic hitting the U.S, with more than 28%, or nearly 20,000, of the nation's COVID-19 deaths happening in these long term care facilities, according to a recent report by The New York Times.

See more on the findings of this report.

Workers' Compensation Expands in Response to COVID-19

Workers’ Compensation Expands in Response to COVID-19
JD Supra

A number of states have taken executive action or passed legislation addressing workers' compensation coverage for employees who contract COVID-19.

Find out which states have made changes.

Ask the Experts: The Impact of COVID-19 on Workers' Compensation

Ask the Experts: The Impact of COVID-19 on Workers' Compensation
PropertyCasualty360

With daily changes in regulations occurring across the country, three industry experts answer the most pertinent questions regarding the impact of COVID-19 on workers' compensation.

Learn more on what the experts have to say.

 
     

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