COVID symptom assessment checklist “The need for COVID-19-related risk management isn’t going away, and it will always be incumbent upon the employer to do what’s right and necessary even when action isn’t explicitly required,” says Gary Pearce. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A year of business closures and working from home had at least one upside: according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance, employers’ premiums declined by 10% last year, due to a combination of decreased payrolls and fewer claims.

However, like all areas of business operations, workers comp is expected to look different in the post-pandemic age, with more employers adopting a hybrid work model as well as greater safety precautions in the workplace.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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