December 15, 2017

Access MediQuip Names Dr. Prakash Patel Chief Operating Officer and Chief Clinical Officer

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Lake Mary, FL – December 15, 2010 – Access MediQuip, the nation’s first and largest provider of implant surgery management solutions, announced the appointment of Dr. Prakash Patel to chief operating officer and chief clinical officer. In this new position, Dr. Patel assumes responsibility for the company’s cost-of-care initiatives and clinical programs, helping to drive… [Continue Reading]

Insurance Commissioner Poizner Annouces Arrest of Business Owner for Insurance Premium Fraud

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  Owner’s actions put employees at severe risk    Sacramento, CA-California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner today announced that Benjamin Gutierrez, 47, of the Los Angeles area business owner has been arrested on three felony counts of Premium Fraud, risking his employees’ safety should a worksite incident occur. Premium Fraud is a specific type of insurance… [Continue Reading]

Is a Surge of Stress Claims on the Horizon?

 Today’s version of WorkCompRecap is a bit “thin” on news from the Holiday weekend.  However, there is an interesting press release from Express Employment Professionals that has some good news in it, along with some information we should all be concerned about as the economy recovers.  The good news is that employment of “flexible” (read… [Continue Reading]

Delphi Financial Obtains New Bank Credit Facility

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WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Delphi Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:DFG) today announced that it has entered into a new $300 million bank credit facility, which replaces the Company’s existing $350 million facility that was scheduled to expire in October 2011. The new facility consists of a $175 million three-year revolving credit facility and a $125 million five-year term… [Continue Reading]

Express Employment Professionals Find Stress and Workloads Increasing Across the Country

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — While leading economists expect the economy and job market to steadily improve through 2011, many employers and their employees are struggling to stay afloat under the weight of increasingly heavier workloads and high stress loads. Express Employment Professionals, one of the world’s largest staffing firms with more than… [Continue Reading]

Deals, Fines, and Giving Back……

Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap includes news about the latest industry acquisition, a significant fine levied against a major workers’ compensation insurer, and a great example of how to combine philanthropy and capitalism.  More specifically, ExamWorks announced their first acquisition since going public in late October, AIG agreed to pay $100 million in fines for alleged… [Continue Reading]

A Big Network Deal in Arizona!

Todays’ version of WorkCompRecap has a variety of news including a new partnership agreement between SCF of Arizona, the largest workers’ compensation insurer in Arizona, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona.  As part of this new agreement, SCF of Arizona will add the Blue Cross Blue Shield healthcare facilities and ambulatory surgery centers to their… [Continue Reading]

Workers’ Compensation Technology Company Reports 32% Growth in 2010

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Medical Case Management SaaS Tools Drive Strong Results SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — DataCare Corporation (http://www.datacare.com), the leader in web-based workers’ compensation software, reports 32% growth over last year. “DataCare’s innovative workers’ compensation solutions continue to drive our strong results. Companies are turning to our technology solutions for cutting their workers’ compensation… [Continue Reading]

MSHA Proposes Revisions to Examination Requirements in Underground Coal Mines

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Rule underscores mine operators’ responsibility for conducting safety and health examinations ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced a proposal to revise its requirements for pre-shift, supplemental, on-shift and weekly examinations. The proposed rule on Examinations of Work Areas in Underground Coal Mines… [Continue Reading]

AIG to Pay $100 Million in Fines Under Multi-State Settlement in Pennsylvania

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HARRISBURG, Pa — AIG and its workers compensation insurance affiliates have agreed to pay $100 million in fines to insurance regulators in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for alleged premium under-reporting, acting Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Robert L. Pratter announced today. The fines are included under a settlement resolving a multi-state probe that examined whether AIG violated premium reporting rules governing workers compensation insurance.

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