Poor job market complicates comp claims

May 2013
Business Insurance;5/20/2013, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p0001
The article discusses the ramifications of the surge in Social Security disability benefit applications for workers compensation claims payers in the U.S. The increase in applications is attributed to the grim employment prospects for some U.S. residents. According to insurers and Medicare set-aside service providers, they have seen a trend of workers compensation claimants, mostly in their 50s and younger who have been hardest hit by a lack of employment prospects.


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