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CWCI Speakers: Fewer Claims, Less Access to Care Possible as COVID Pandemic Grows

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The growing COVID-19 pandemic and measures taken to stop its spread could result in fewer workers&rs…

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Michael Naumann Mar 25, 2020 a 10:03 am PDT

RE: "The workers’ compensation industry will likely see an uptick in claims from the nursing and construction professions, Schniepp said. But stakeholders could see claims plummet in manufacturing, truck transportation, air transportation and retail."

Curious if they're be an uptick in WC fraud based on historical data, with the perception that there's a recession, layoffs, and furloughs on the horizon, many workers are now in HDHP's and soon subject to COBRA premiums, if they've experienced either an off-job injury or on-job unreported injury will they in the next few months be more prone to file a WC claim that has $0 OOP expense?

Mary Ann Romero Mar 25, 2020 a 11:03 am PDT

could see ct claims get filed since it is likely covid 19 is not work related in general. exceptions noted. have to make up the money somehow is my guess.

Mark Derzon Mar 28, 2020 a 7:03 pm PDT

Curious - if there will be an uptick in work comp fraud since employers and their insurance companies are suffering financially due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Will they make false statements or conspire with another to deny treatment and other benefits to injured workers?

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