December 7, 2017

Division of Workers’ Compensation Announces September Enforcement Actions

AUSTIN, TX 10/21/2010–WorkCompWire–Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Rod Bordelon recently announced final disciplinary actions taken by the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC). The final actions include orders related to violations of the Texas Labor Code and rules promulgated by the Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation.  Commissioner’s orders are subject to appeal to state… [Continue Reading]

Bravo Wellness Signs on to Support Concentra’s Wellness Initiatives

Addison, TX., October 21, 2010-WorkCompWire–Concentra, a national leader in employer health care programs, has entered into an agreement with Bravo Wellness to provide select components of its health and wellness strategy. The agreement allows Concentra to enhance its wellness strategy with the ability to track and measure key metrics effectively and efficiently. “Bravo Wellness has… [Continue Reading]

EMPLOYERS® Names Craig D. Betts Vice President of IT Infrastructure and Operations

RENO, Nev., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — EMPLOYERS® (NYSE: EIG), America’s small business insurance specialist®, has named Craig D. Betts vice president of IT infrastructure and operations. With a career spanning over 20 years, Betts joins EMPLOYERS from Nevada Energy where he provided critical IT management and leadership oversight in various positions. Betts brings to EMPLOYERS… [Continue Reading]

Key Resource for Workers’ Comp Professionals Provides In-Depth Description of Workers’ Compensation System Features

CAMBRIDGE, MA,–WorkCompWire– October 20, 2010   –   The International Association of Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) and the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) are pleased to announce the publication of a comparison of workers’ compensation laws in all U.S. states, as well as some Canadian providences, Workers’ Compensation Laws, 3rd Edition. These comparisons, originally created by… [Continue Reading]

Workers’ Compensation Medical Costs Per Claim Were Higher in North Carolina; Higher Payments to Hospitals Targeted by 2009 Fee Schedule Changes, Says WCRI Study

 CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Medical costs per workers’ compensation claim were among the highest in a study of 15 states, according to a report by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The study by the Cambridge, Mass.-based WCRI said that several factors led to the higher cost per claim in the state, including higher payments to hospital… [Continue Reading]

Key Resource for Workers’ Comp Professionals Provides In-Depth Description of Workers’ Compensation System Features

  CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The International Association of Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) and the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) are pleased to announce the publication of a comparison of workers’ compensation laws in all U.S. states, as well as some Canadian providences, Workers’ Compensation Laws, 3rd Edition. These comparisons, originally created by the U.S. Department… [Continue Reading]

New Mexico Mutual Expands Use of Predictive Analytics with Selection of Valen Technologies AuditRight® Solution

  New Mexico’s largest Workers’ Compensation Insurer to implement Valen’s AuditRight® Predictive Analytics Solution to ensure premium accuracy DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Valen Technologies, Inc. today announced that New Mexico Mutual, the largest writer of workers’ compensation insurance in New Mexico, has selected Valen’s AuditRight® predictive analytics solution to ensure premium to exposure accuracy. Valen, a provider of… [Continue Reading]

Aegis Health Group Selected by Mount Carmel Health System in Ohio to Launch Employer-Directed Business Development Program

  NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aegis Health Group announced today that it has been selected by Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio, to help develop and oversee a business development strategy designed to increase market share and help build a healthier community. Using Aegis’ program, Mount Carmel Health System’s four hospitals will begin working with local… [Continue Reading]

Chartis Enters into Strategic Alliance with MMRGlobal to Offer Electronic Personal Health Records to Energy Clients

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chartis today announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with MMRGlobal to offer its energy casualty clients a suite of secure, online products that will allow their employees to manage critical, sensitive information such as medical, financial and vital records. The Chartis insurers will offer this service as part of their… [Continue Reading]

MSHA issues more than 550 violations during September impact inspections

No letup in surprise mine visits, phone seizures by federal inspectors ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced that federal inspectors issued 499 citations, 61 orders and three safeguards during special impact inspections conducted at 15 coal and 15 metal/nonmetal mine operations last month. These concentrated inspections,… [Continue Reading]

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