Insurers Don’t Have to Pay for Testing Returning Workers: HHS

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jul 29, 2020

New guidance from the Trump administration absolves insurers of the responsibility of paying for COVID-19 tests that are required for workers who are returning to the job. ...

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OSHA’s Guidance for PPE and COVID-19

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jul 24, 2020

While Fed-OSHA has not issued specific regulations regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) for COVID-19, employers are still required under existing rules to conduct ...

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Commercial Property Insurance Rates Rise as Risks Grow

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jul 22, 2020

Commercial property insurance rates are on the rise across the country as insurers continue wrestling with the toll of increasing natural disasters, rising social unrest ar...

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COVID-19 Prompts Telemedicine Boom in Workers’ Compensation

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jul 17, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has brought to the fore a cost-saving approach to medical care for injured workers being treated through the workers’ compensation system: telemedicin...

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Five Steps for Protecting the Data of Your Firm, Customers and Employees

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jul 14, 2020

In this era of connectedness, increased telecommuting, smartphones that keep staff connected to the office and cyber criminals constantly waging attacks on businesses, you ...

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New Emergency Workers’ Compensation Rules Take Effect

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jul 07, 2020

The Department of Insurance has approved emergency workers’ compensation rules dealing with COVID-19 and California employers. The rules were recommended by the Worker...

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Protecting Your Firm from Employee Benefit Lawsuits

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jul 03, 2020

Employment practices and employee benefit-related lawsuits are on the rise — and employers have to be eternally vigilant when it comes to meeting their compliance obligat...

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New Telecommuter Class Code in the Works

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jun 30, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, California’s workers’ compensation rating agency plans to implement a new class code for telecommuting employees on Jan. 1, 2021. The W...

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Nation’s First Workplace Safety Pandemic Standard Being Implemented

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jun 26, 2020

Virginia is on the cusp of creating the nation’s first pandemic workplace safety requirements for employers, a standard that many in the occupational safety and health co...

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Attacks on Cloud Services Grow Amid Telecommuting Boom

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Jun 25, 2020

As more of America’s workers were asked to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cyber criminals jumped at the opportunity to take advantage, it seems. Remote w...

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