May 22, 2018

Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services IMD Releases WC Hearings Division Report

Oregon DCBS

Today the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services Information Management Division (IMD) released its Workers’ Compensation Hearings Division Statistical Report, which covers cases seen by the Workers’ Compensation Board’s Hearings Division. The Hearings Division Statistical Report provides the following information about closing hearing orders in the given calendar year: case counts, order types, issues,… [Continue Reading]

Sedgwick CMS Completes Acquisition of Specialty Risk Services

Sedgwick CMS

MEMPHIS, Tenn. /PRNewswire/ — Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS) announced today that it has completed its purchase of Specialty Risk Services, LLC (SRS) from The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG) for $278 million. The acquisition brings to Sedgwick CMS the people, business resources and alternative market presence of SRS, which provides… [Continue Reading]

Midwest Employers Casualty Company Creates Healthcare Risk Management Practice

Midwest Employers Casualty Company

ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Midwest Employers Casualty Company (MECC), a workers’ compensation excess insurance company that helps clients to manage their total cost of risk, today announced the launch of a Healthcare Risk Management Practice. From significant cost savings to better employee safety and retention, healthcare clients can now reap the benefits of MECC’s unique, dedicated service… [Continue Reading]

National Federation of Independent Business Names EMPLOYERS® Provider of Choice for its Members

Employers Workers Comp

RENO, Nev. /PRNewswire/ — The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has officially named EMPLOYERS®, America’s small business insurance specialist®, its workers’ compensation insurance provider of choice for members in 19 states. Having previously named EMPLOYERS provider of choice for its California and Florida members in 2009 and 2010 respectively, the NFIB now will expand… [Continue Reading]

Kent Spafford: Embracing Quality

Kent Spafford

By: Kent Spafford, Chairman of the Board, One Call Medical Having been engaged in workers’ compensation for many years, it’s been interesting to monitor industry trends over time. Since September 2009 and over the last 18 months, there has been considerable movement to embrace “quality” and the impact it has on overall claims costs and… [Continue Reading]

PCI Comments on Changes to Comp Regulations…

Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap features a bit of legislative news, as the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) calls for improvements in proposed changes to Maryland workers’ compensation regulations. The newly proposed regulation would establish guidelines for reviewing and approving proposed workers’ compensation settlement agreements in compliance with the review thresholds established by CMS.… [Continue Reading]

Colorado Hospital Association Shared Services Partners with OCI to Offer Leave Management Solution


Denver, CO (PRWEB) – OCI announced today that Colorado Hospital Association Shared Services has partnered with OCI to provide LeaveXpert, a leave management solution, to its member hospitals. “CHA is excited to enter into this partnership with OCI,” said Michael Scott, VP Shared Services for the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA). “We believe that OCI’s LeaveXpert… [Continue Reading]

PCI Calls For Improvements To Maryland Work Comp Proposal


ANNAPOLIS, Md.—While proposed amendments to Maryland workers’ compensation regulations represent an improvement from the emergency rule adopted January 4, 2010, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) still has concerns about their impact. The regulation, COMAR, would establish guidelines for reviewing and approving proposed workers’ compensation settlement agreements in compliance with the review… [Continue Reading]

One More Report: RAND on RTW!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the last of our reports (for the week!). Released by RAND, the research brief, which was taken from a larger study published recently, focuses on Comp Reforms that were enacted in California in 2004 (SB 899) and how they affected Return to Work. Up front in the brief are three… [Continue Reading]

Comprehensive Cost Solutions Announces Enhanced Process Integration


Orange, California— Comprehensive Cost Solutions, Inc. (2CS), ( a California workers compensation managed care and technology company, launched its new CareLink capability offering complete utilization review and bill review capabilities in a fully integrated system. 2CS has launched CareLink with one of the largest JPA’s in California, allowing that organization to enhance its internal utilization… [Continue Reading]

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