The Basics of California Workers’ Compensation

How Workers’ Compensation Works

All California employers must provide workers’ compensation benefits to their employees under California Labor Code Section 3700. There are five basic types of workers’ compensation benefits – medical care, temporary disability benefits, permanent disability benefits, vocational rehabilitation services, and death benefits.

How Is Coverage Structured in a Workers’ Compensation Policy?

Workers’ compensation coverage is offered under Part One of a workers’ compensation insurance policy. In Part One, the insurance company agrees to promptly pay all benefits and compensation due to an injured worker. Employers Liability insurance can provide important coverage in addition to workers’ compensation insurance. Employers Liability is offered under Part Two of a workers’ compensation and Employers Liability Insurance policy. Employers Liability Part Two protects the employer against instances where an employee’s injury or disease is not considered work related.

How Is Workers’ Compensation Insurance Purchased?

Employers must purchase workers’ compensation insurance from either … Read More

IBM’s Watson Brings Health Care Technology to the Cloud



April 14 — Mike Rhodin, senior VP of Watson Group at IBM, explains the new Watson Health Cloud platform, linking IBM with Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic, in a new technology to let health care companies analyze patient data. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on “Bloomberg West.”

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4th June – one more angel in heaven, one more star in the sky

If stillbirth/neonatal death only affected one family a day, it would be too many. 17 is a number almost too devastating to think about.

I wanted to do a SANDS awareness photo last year, but I had a newborn baby who had been yanked into the world not breathing and with only the faintest of heartbeats. It was all a bit too close to home and I just couldn’t contemplate it. A year on, it is still something that I find so hard to symbolise with an image, but I’m determined to help be a part of raising awareness of such a worthy cause. Something about the poignancy of bubbles on grass seemed right.

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Some cold, hard facts:

• 17 babies die every day in the UK (10 are stillbirths, 7 are neonatal deaths) totalling almost 6,500 baby deaths a year – the equivalent of 16 jumbo jets crashing … Read More

The Benefits Of Taking Nutrition Courses Online For Nutritionists

If you are thinking of becoming a nutritionist, there are many career opportunities available. The demand for dietitians and nutritionists is growing, as more people are turning to changes of diet for better health, and to treat medical conditions. You will need educational training and certification to work in this profession, and there are many benefits to taking nutrition courses online.

Travel Time

When you attend a university or community college, you will need to drive to classes. Not everyone lives in close proximity to these learning institutions, so you may need to spend a great deal of time traveling to and from classes. You also will spend money on gasoline, and these days, gasoline can be a major expense.

When you take training on the Internet, you are not traveling. You can sit in the comfort of your own living room and receive your training. This is much cheaper … Read More

Is Lobster A Healthy Or Unhealthy Food?

In our modern day, it seems that nearly everything we eat carries the risk of being unhealthy. Eating fish has known health benefits, yet some species of fish may contain unsafe levels of mercury and PCB’s. Eating fresh fruit is known to be healthy, yet many fruits are sprayed with chemical pesticides the residues of which are of questionable risk. The same can be said of vegetables.

Whether the above mentioned food items are healthy or unhealthy is beyond the scope of this article. It does point out, though, that the debate continues on which foods contribute to good health, and which foods pose a health risk. This article will present information for the reader to determine which camp lobster belongs in: healthy or unhealthy.

Let’s start with the few arguments that put forth the case that lobster is unhealthy. There are not many. We’ve read that one doctor advises … Read More