In industry news:

Aon Global Risk Consulting released a new report on workers’ comp medical trends. The report, which analyzes data from 1,600 heath care facilities across the country, found that while the severity of workers’ compensation claims has been increasing at a rate of two percent annually, the frequency of claims is expected to decrease one percent annually. The report also found that the industry should see loss rates increase by a projected one percent. The aging workforce, safe patient handling and workplace violence are key emerging issues.

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