December 15, 2017

9/11 Attorneys: New York Post Fails to Retract False and Misleading Article

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NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ — Attorneys who were the subject of a false and misleading New York Post Article on October 17, 2010 have slammed the tabloid for printing information its reporter knew to be false and for failing, when provided with a letter to the Editor from the Court-appointed Legal Ethics Professor outlining… [Continue Reading]

Eastern Alliance Insurance Group Provides Resources, Training for EMHE-Berks Home Build

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LANCASTER, Pa. Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Eastern Insurance Holdings, Inc. (“EIHI”) (Nasdaq: EIHI) today congratulated the Home Builders Association of Berks County (HBA) and the staff of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” on the successful completion of its Berks County project. EIHI’s subsidiary, Eastern Alliance Insurance Group (“Eastern”), is the carrier for the Pennsylvania Builders Association’s… [Continue Reading]

CWCI Study Finds Most Drugs Prescribed in California Work Comp Are in the Medi-Cal Fee Schedule

San Diego, CA–WorkCompWire–California workers’ compensation prescription drug costs may be on the rise again, but not because of an increase in the use of drugs outside of the Medi-Cal fee schedule according to new research by the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. Under the workers’ compensation pharmacy fee schedule adopted in 2004, maximum reasonable fees for… [Continue Reading]

Cost of Drugs Prescribed to Injured Workers in Minnesota Was Lowest of States Studies, Reports WCRI

CAMBRIDGE, MA, –WorkCompWire– October 28, 2010 – The cost of prescription drugs for injured workers in Minnesota was the lowest among the 17 states studied, according to a report from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The study by the Cambridge, MA-based WCRI found that among claims with prescriptions paid under workers’ compensation, the average payment… [Continue Reading]

Michigan Businesses Seeing Signs of Growth in Continued Tough Economy

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LANSING, Mich., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ — While the economy remains tough throughout the Great Lakes State, a growing number of Michigan’s small- and mid-sized businesses are feeling better about their long-term future as they start to see signs of growth. Additionally, businesses continue to report difficulty in finding qualified applicants to fill the small, but… [Continue Reading]

Crump Hires Industry Veteran to Lead Carrier Relations Efforts

Former Marsh Exec Adam Kagan Joins P&C Division ROSELAND, N.J., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Crump Property & Casualty Insurance Services (Crump P&C), which is part of Crump Group, Inc., the nation’s largest insurance wholesaler, today announced it has hired Adam Kagan as Chief Market Relations Officer.  Mr. Kagan comes to Crump following 17 years with… [Continue Reading]

Pennsylvania Typical Workers’ Compensation Medical Payments Per Claim Driven by Lower Prices Paid, Higher Utilization for Some Nonhospital Services, Says WCRI Study

CAMBRIDGE, MA,–WorkCompWire– October 27, 2010 –  Medical costs per claim for workers’ compensation claims in Pennsylvania were typical compared with other states, a Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) study said.  The Cambridge, Mass.-based WCRI reported that the combination of lower prices paid, but higher utilization, especially for physical medicine, drove Pennsylvania’s typical ranking for medical… [Continue Reading]

Texas Workers’ Compensation Medical Costs Per Claim Stabilized After Four Years of Declining Costs, WCRI Study Finds

CAMBRIDGE, MA,–WorkCompWire– October 27, 2010 –  After four years of decreases, medical costs per workers’ compensation claim in Texas stabilized in 2007, reflecting the impact of reforms enacted in 2001 and much of those passed in 2005, according to a study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).  The Cambridge, Mass.-based WCRI reported that payments… [Continue Reading]

Medical Payments Per Workers’ Compensation Per Medical Claim in Wisconsin Were Typical Among 15 States, A Result of Higher Prices Paid Offset by Much Lower Utilization, Says WCRI Study

CAMBRIDGE, MA,–WorkCompWire– October 27, 2010 – Medical payments per workers’ compensation claim in Wisconsin were typical among 15 states for 2005/2008 claims, according to a study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The study, CompScopeTM Medical Benchmarks for Wisconsin 10th Edition, found that the typical medical costs per claim in Wisconsin resulted from higher… [Continue Reading]

Sedgwick CMS to Acquire Investigative Specialist Factual Photo

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. and NAPERVILLE, Ill., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ — Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS) and Factual Photo, Inc. (Factual Photo) announce an agreement whereby a subsidiary of Sedgwick CMS will acquire the operations of Factual Photo. Closing is scheduled for November 1, 2010. Sedgwick CMS is the largest independent North American provider of… [Continue Reading]

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