Monthly Archives | November 2016

Rural Workers’ Compensation and the Role of Telemedicine

We’ve talked about telemedicine before on the AMR blog, outlining some of the pros and cons, as well as addressing how it might be funded. This post focuses on workers’ compensation in rural areas, and how telemedicine could play a crucial role in improving healthcare experiences for rural workers. As a refresher, telemedicine is care […]

The Latest on Obesity, Diet & Exercise

The United States has long heard it has an obesity epidemic. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 36.5 percent of U.S. adults are obese, which leads to health problems like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers and premature death. But being overweight is not just a problem for people in […]

Workers’ Compensation: Keeping Workers Safe by Prioritizing Prevention

Adults spend a significant amount of their lives at work. Some individuals have 9-to-5 desk jobs while others hold more physically demanding positions in agriculture, manufacturing and construction. Whatever the work environment, employees expect to be safe from unreasonable dangers and to be able to get up and go to work again the next day. […]

Days of Change – Workers’ Compensation In 2017 [Infographic]

From the election to recent statewide regulations, Workers’ Compensation is bracing for big changes in 2017. Find out more in our infographic!

Looking Ahead: Workers’ Compensation Reforms

The goal of workers’ compensation is to support employers and workers in offering the benefits workers need to recover from injuries or support themselves after becoming disabled. Every state has a workers’ compensation insurance system and specific guidelines within which businesses and employees must work. While the system has worked for many years, in recent […]