blackburn group inc.

October 2021





Our e-newsletter for Enterprise Risk Management, Claim Settlement and Healthcare Solutions.

As the economy begins to re-open and return to normalcy, we are continuing to develop new risk and claim management solutions for our clients.  We thank you for trusting Blackburn Group with your risk and claim business needs, and we will always strive for personalized care and excellence for all of our products and services.


Robert J. Blackburn, Managing Principal


Workers Compensation Pays More Than Group Health

In a recent study released by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), the authors describe a Workers Compensation system that pays more than Group Health to treat comparable injuries.  Read more >>

More Risk, Claim and Healthcare News …

Long Haul COVID Risk Study.   In an interesting recent study of COVID patients published in JACC, the American College of Cardiology authors describe that over 99% survive the immediate viral infection but remain at risk for persistent pulmonary, cardiovascular, neurologic, psychiatric, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine, and musculoskeletal issues.  View article...

Federal Flood Risk Rating 2.0.  On Friday, 9/30/21, the Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) issued their updated flood insurance program to address all areas of the country.  New Risk Rating 2.0 State Profiles and Interactive Map may be found at the following link.  View article…

Medicare Will Maintain Mandatory Demonstration Models.  On Tuesday, 10/5/21, Elizabeth Fowler, director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) said Medicare will continue using mandatory payment models.  View article...

Can Retraining the Brain Reduce Chronic Back Pain?  A recent study published on September 29, 2021 finds that psychological therapy may lead to a large reduction in primary chronic back pain risks.  View article...

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