In educational news:

Business Insurance held a virtual workers’ comp conference on Wednesday October 8th covering several major issues in comp today including the aging workforce, opioid prescriptions and a keynote speech on the top ten cost drivers in comp from William Zachry, vice president of risk management for Safeway Inc. In particular, Zachry emphasized a positive employer/employee relationship. He explained: “Calls from the supervisor or owner of the company asking if the injured worker understands his or her benefits, if the benefit notices were confusing or if the medical care is good, and if there is anything that the employer can do for the employee (can have) a massive effect on reducing litigation.”

Watch recorded speaker presentations and access the event materials here.

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