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Register Now: PHT Claims Coordinator Workshop & Awards Luncheon
The PHT Claims Coordinator Workshop & Awards Luncheon is scheduled for July 17. This meeting is an excellent opportunity for Palmetto Hospital Trust members to keep up with current and emerging developments in workers’ compensation. This year participants will learn about surveillance...[MORE]
Articles of Interest
Article 2091 NCCI files for rate increase
The National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. has filed for a 1.9% rate increase in South Carolina, effective September 1. NCCI explains the proposed overall 1.9% increase is partly due to an increase in the state's average weekly wage and an 8.4% increase in lost-time claim severity in ...[MORE]
Article 2090 Opt-out comes to South Carolina
Legislation introduced in South Carolina would allow employers to opt out of the state’s workers’ compensation system and instead create alternative benefit plans for injured workers. Employers in Texas and Oklahoma have that option, and Tennessee is considering similar provisions. As reported ...[MORE]
Article 2089 Attorney Column: The Curious Case of Contractors
By Brad Easterling, Esq. and Ashley Forbes, Esq. As we all know, things are not always what they seem. This is especially true when it comes to the case of “independent contractors” and their treatment under the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. Of course, the Act covers ...[MORE]
Article 2088 Allow workers to stop hazardous behavior
Federal law assures employees a safe workplace, but they do not have a legal right to stop and interrupt unsafe practices at work. Employers should consider giving employees that right, notes a recent feature in Safety + Health. It is trickier than it seems because, for one, what one ...[MORE]
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Palmetto Hospital Trust (PHT) provides workers' compensation to the not-for-profit healthcare industry. Through an agreement with PHTS, the Trust focuses on risk management and reducing the losses of its members.