Blog

More Employers Ask Workers to Sign COVID-19 Waivers, but They May Not Be Legal

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Aug 12, 2020

As lawsuits against employers continue rising amid the coronavirus pandemic, some businesses are requiring workers to sign waivers absolving them of liability and responsib...

Read More

Number of COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Claims Continues Rising

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Aug 07, 2020

While the pandemic rages on, the number of workers in the U.S. who are filing COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims is increasing and are accounting for a growing portion...

Read More

State Issues COVID-19 Employer Playbook

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Aug 07, 2020

The state Department of Public Health has issued the “COVID-19 Employer Playbook,” which is designed to provide in-depth guidance for reopening business operations and ...

Read More

Raft of Bills Would Add New COVID-19 Rules for Employers

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Aug 04, 2020

The California Legislature is working on a number of new measures to protect workers in the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. The measures take aim at “holes” in t...

Read More

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. ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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...

Read More

VMA Sponsors:

VMA Partners:

Contact VMA to Get Protected Today