Distracted Driving Quiz: Do you know the correct facts?

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Nearly half of all drivers feel less safe on the road than they did five years ago because of distracted driving. The Quiz: Do You Know the Correct Facts? One of these facts is incorrect. Can you spot it? Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the … Continued

Evaluating the Impact of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Rates

On January 1, The Pennsylvania Insurance Department approved a new workers compensation rate filing which reduced rates an average of 10%. This unusual mid-year rate change was the result of two independent circumstances. The first was an erroneous company report that was filed as part of the November 2017 loss cost calculation. The second was … Continued

Pennsylvania Employers: Newly-Enacted Act 111 Is Intended To Be a Compromise After the Fall-Out of the Protz Decision and Resulting Workers’ Comp Rating Changes.

In June and July of 2017, Henderson Brothers reported on the impact that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Protz v. W.C.A.B. (Derry Area School District), 161 A.3d 827 (Pa. 2017) (“Protz”) would have on workers’ compensation insurance. After about 16 months of fall-out from Protz, on October 24, 2018, Governor Wolf signed House Bill … Continued

Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act: What You Need to Know

Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act (MMA or the Act), 35 Pa. C.S.A §10231.101, et seq., became effective May 17, 2016. The MMA introduces a new industry to Pennsylvania and establishes rules and procedures for how that industry is intended to operate, from growers to patients. Potential Impact For starters, federal law impacts how employers will comply … Continued

Pennsylvania Employers: Potential Changes to Your Workers’ Compensation Program

What You Need to Know On June 20, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that the Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) process was unconstitutional because the General Assembly is not permitted to delegate its authority to issue impairment rating guidelines to a non-legislative body, or in the Protz case, the American Medical Association (AMA).  See Protz … Continued