September 3rd, 2003

How Does the Insurer See Back Pain?

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By the end of this year’s legislative session, California lawmakers are expected to have a grasp on their state’s troubled workers’ compensation program. And if not, they’ll be facing a promised special session, courtesy of the state’s governor, that will require them to fix the system ASAP.

In a state where workers’ compensation costs for businesses have doubled in the past two years and are scheduled to increase again in January 2004, the lure of a reformed system is promising. But so is lowering costs and expenses through decreasing the number of on-the-job injuries



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