Health care costs in the United States have risen sharply over the past two decades. In fact, a study by the Journal of the American Medical Association found that U.S. health care spending increased by nearly $1 trillion from 1996 to 2015.
Effectively immediately, the State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF) will accept any claim by an essential worker for a diagnosed case of COVID-19. This is regardless of whether or not that worker can demonstrate the virus was contracted during the course of employment.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Form 300A logs work-related injuries and illnesses occurring in the prior calendar year. All eligible employers are required to maintain and post an annual OSHA 300A summary sheet from February 1 to April 30.
The importance of food safety took center stage today at the Almond Alliance Conference during the “Food Safety: Surveying the Legal Risk Landscape” session, sponsored by Western Growers Insurance Services (WGIS).
Wildfires recently raged throughout California, causing damage to crops and agriculture-related industries. While there are many types of risk protection available, there are two coverages not commonly referenced during a wildfire crisis: Crop Insurance and Weather Risk options.