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Pandemic to have lasting impact on workers' comp

The coronavirus pandemic is creating long-term changes in workers' compensation as reinsurance exclusions for infectious diseases emerge, premiums and claims volume decline amid reduced employment, and the sector's benchmarking data are upended, write Mark Walls of Safety National and Kimberly George of Sedgwick. The workers' comp industry is already taking steps to adapt, including the heightened use of telemedicine, they write.

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