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Annals of Workers' Comp: The Case of the 88 Year Old Baggage Handler

For those who attended one of the workers comp "curiosities" sessions at the Renaissance annual meeting in Newport, nothing was more curious than the case of the 88 year old baggage handler. If you did not attend, you are likely wondering why an 88 year old man was handling up to 500 bags per shift for Spirit Airlines. What was the airline thinking?

Big Pharma's Killer Distribution Plan

Have you ever wondered how we found ourselves in the midst of an opioid crisis that is killing around 90 people every day? Are nasty drug smugglers sneaking over southwest borders and supplying gangs with contraband drugs? Dream on. This crisis was designed and, pardon the expression, executed by Big Pharma, with bi-partisan support from the U. S.Congress. The Republicans and Democrats can agree about almost nothing, but when it comes to unleashing powerful medications on an unsuspecting public, everyone is on board.

Annals of Workers Comp: Sort of Comp?

When is disability coverage for workers not quite workers comp? When it's part of an optional program that covers workers who are not quite employees. Confused? Read on. Uber, in the news lately for the wrong reasons, has taken steps to provide a disability program for its drivers (who are still not employees of Uber).
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