THE WCI WEEKLY
Week of January 31 - February 6, 2016    
  
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Welcome to your weekly WCI Newsletter. We have selected the top stories that appeared on our website this week to help you stay up to date on what is happening in the world of workers' compensation and insurance. Enjoy.
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California Voters Will Have
Their Say on Drug Prices
In November, Californians will vote on a proposition that would require the state to drive a harder bargain with drug companies so it doesn't pay more for medications than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Read More
The Uncompensated Worker
A new report by Peter Rousmaniere examines workers' compensation, income replacement, and loss time claims. Read More
#WCI2016: The Biggest
and the Best
Presentations at #WCI2016 include break-outs for Agents, Adjusters, Attorneys, Mediators, Medical Professionals, PEO and Temporary Staffing Professionals, and Risk Managers. Everybody meets in Orlando August 21-24! Read More
Penn. Court Rules on Work Comp Subrogation Case
In Protz v. Workers' Comp. Appeal Bd., the Commonwealth Court noted that the right of subrogation under the Workers' Compensation Act is an absolute right. Read More
Automating the
Insurance Industry
Over the next 10 years, up to 25 percent of full-time positions in the insurance industry may be consolidated or replaced. Read More
Workplace Violence:
Plan to Survive
In 2015, there were 330 incidents in the U.S. in which four or more people were shot or killed using firearms, resulting in 367 deaths and 1,317 injuries. Employers need to prepare for a "What if it happens here?" scenario. Read More
NAWCJ Scholarship Offer
The National Association of Workers' Compensation Judiciary is offering scholarship opportunities to adjudicators attending the 2016 Judicial College in Orlando August 21-24, 2016. Read More
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Pricey Pills Spur Lawsuits
The bad news is, 3.5 million Americans have chronic hepatitis C infection. The good news is, there is a cure. The bad news is, the cure is expensive. So expensive, in fact, that some insurers allegedly are refusing to pay for it. Read More
WCI Briefs: 2.1.16
To save you time, here's a sampling of workers' compensation and insurance news from around the country, each in 300 words or less. Read More
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Great Insurance Jobs
Travelers is looking for a legal secretary, workers' compensation defense, for its offices in Lake Oswego, Oregon (that's up in the northwest corner of the state).
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