March 19, 2018

New NCCI Report Released!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the 2010 update of the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI)’s report on Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Indemnity Benefit Durations. Highlights from the report include the finding that “after a period of moderation, NCCI is now seeing an increase in the average duration of payments for Temporary Total Disability indemnity… [Continue Reading]

NCCI Study Reports Increase in Temporary Total Disability Indemnity Benefits


After a period of moderation, NCCI is now seeing an increase in the average duration of payments for Temporary Total Disability (TTD) indemnity benefits. This increase coincides with the onset of the recession in late 2007. “Countrywide, our estimate of ultimate mean duration of TTD indemnity benefits has risen from about 123 days for injuries… [Continue Reading]

Risk Sciences Group Names John Thurman and Jim Collins Regional Vice Presidents

Risk Sciences Group

ATLANTA /PRNewswire/ — Insurance industry executives John Thurman and Jim Collins have been named regional vice presidents of Risk Sciences Group (RSG), a leading provider of risk management information systems used to consolidate and evaluate risk data for the domestic and international market. Collins, who is based in New Jersey, will direct the integration of… [Continue Reading]

Patriot National’s Director of Special Investigations to Present Fraud and Risk Trends Webinar

Patriot Underwriters Inc

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. /PRNewswire/ — Patriot National Insurance Group, a leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance and services, announced today that Linda Webb, Director of Special Investigations and Loss Control, will participate in Global HR Research’s 2011 Webinar Series. Ms. Webb is scheduled to present a webinar entitled “Fraud and Risk Trends in the Workplace”… [Continue Reading]

Fremont Michigan InsuraCorp Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Earnings

Fremont Insurance

FREMONT, Mich., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Fremont Michigan InsuraCorp, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: FMMH), a Michigan-exclusive property and casualty insurance carrier, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2010. The Company reported revenues of $17.1 million for the quarter, an increase of 12.8% from the fourth quarter… [Continue Reading]

Expect More…

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the continuation of our “Leaders Speak” series with the second installment from Shelley Boyce, CEO of MedRisk. In her article, Shelley discusses the challenges inherent in growing specialty networks without losing the advantages they were orginally created with. She also presents some crucial points of improvement to be addressed in… [Continue Reading]

LexisNexis Recognizes Danielle Lisenbey for Leadership in Workers Compensation


ATLANTA – /PRNewswire/ — Danielle Lisenbey, chief operating officer, medical services for Broadspire, a Crawford Company (NYSE: CRDA; CRDB) and leading third party administrator (TPA) and medical management services provider, has been named one of the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Notable People for 2010. “Lisenbey has established herself as a leader in the industry by developing… [Continue Reading]

EK Health Names Sharron Mackey Director of Managed Care

EK Health

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EK Health Services, Inc., a leader in medical and disability management services, announced today that Sharron A. Mackey has been hired as EK Health Director of Managed Care. Mackey, who has 24 years’ experience developing and managing operational departments in the managed care field, including Quality Assurance, becomes part of the EK… [Continue Reading]

The Comp Specialists Announces Launch of Workers Compensation Graphic Treatment Pathways®

The Comp Specialists

/NewswireTODAY/ – The Comp Specialists (TCS), a provider of clinical and operational tools to assist claims administrators and health care providers in reducing overall claims cost, today announced the launch of its proprietary Graphic Treatment Pathways® (GTPs), an online tool for managing treatment, compliance and payment of workers’ compensation claims. “In today’s harsh economic climate,… [Continue Reading]

Shelley Boyce: Expect More

Shelley Boyce, CEO, MedRisk

By: Shelley Boyce, CEO, MedRisk Workers’ Compensation managed care has come a long way since its emergence in the mid-1990’s. When it first arrived on the scene, managed workers’ comp looked a lot like group health – big generalist discounted networks – with discounts below state fee schedules instead of discounts below billed charges. As… [Continue Reading]

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