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Workers’ compensation disputed? Lose your Medicaid coverage!

Posted on: April 24th, 2018 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Medicaid work requirement gaining steam in Michigan Senate and how it could impact people claiming workers’ compensation. MLive is reporting that a bill requiring Medicaid recipients to work is going forward. Senate Bill 897 would require Medicaid recipients to work 29 hours per week to continue receiving healthcare. Individuals who met certain criteria, such as […]


Workers’ compensation costs to rise by 300%?

Posted on: April 19th, 2018 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

What do Trump polices mean for the future of workers’ compensation in the United States and is federal oversight with minimum standards needed? Insurance Journal published a fascinating article about Trump policies and workers’ compensation. Dr. Richard Victor, senior fellow with the Sedgwick Institute, was interviewed and offered a dire prediction for workers’ compensation systems […]


Personal data for 87 million Facebook users accessed

Posted on: April 18th, 2018 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Facebook scandal is a huge warning sign for people on workers’ compensation and why social media accounts need to be disabled. ABC News is reporting that 87 million Facebook users had their personal data accessed by a political firm that worked for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Cambridge Analytica has been accused of improperly using this […]


What are the most common jobs that send people to the hospital?

Posted on: April 17th, 2018 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Statistics compiled by Michigan State University track work-related hospitalizations in Michigan. The Occupational and Environmental Medicine Division at Michigan State University is preparing its first annual report on work-related hospitalizations in Michigan. Here are some interesting preliminary statistics from its data fact sheet. Data from 2017 shows 825 people were hospitalized after getting hurt at […]


Math error not in your favor. Do not collect $200.

Posted on: April 12th, 2018 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

What do all these strange numbers mean and how to calculate the weekly comp rate? We published a blog yesterday discussing fringe benefits and the statewide average weekly wage. How some claimants do not get extra money despite losing their health insurance or vacation time. Fringe benefits cannot be used to increase the weekly comp […]


Discontinued fringe benefits and workers’ comp

Posted on: April 11th, 2018 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Michigan employees hurt on-the-job need to know about discontinued fringe benefits and why it could increase or decrease their weekly checks. Michigan workers’ comp law requires payments to employees hurt on-the-job. This includes medical care, vocational rehabilitation, and lost wages. Calculation of lost wages is based upon an employee’s average weekly wage over a 39-week […]


Michigan Severe Weather Awareness Week (2018)

Posted on: April 10th, 2018 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

What do employees need to know about safety in the workplace during severe weather? The Michigan Committee for Severe Weather Awareness (MCSWA) has designated April 8, 2018 to April 14, 2018 as severe weather awareness week. All businesses, organizations, families, and individuals are encouraged to participate in a statewide tornado drill at 1:00 p.m. ET […]



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