May 22, 2017

AIA Praises Reintroduction of Longshore & Harbor Workers Act

American Insurance Association

WASHINGTON, D.C., – The American Insurance Association (AIA) today commended the reintroduction of the Longshore and Harbor Workers Act Amendment of 2011 (S. 669) which is sponsored by Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA). The legislation would amend the federally-administered Longshore Act and will benefit injured workers and their employers by applying the best medical treatment and… [Continue Reading]

Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency Releases 2010 Annual Report

Michigan DeLEG-WCA-Logo

The State of Michigan’s Workers’ Compensation Agency has released their 2010 Annual Report. Highlights from the 2010 edition include: Health Care Services has put in place an internet automated Certification of a Carrier’s Professional Health Care Review program so insurance carriers, self-insured’s and insured groups can go online and submit renewal information. This new process… [Continue Reading]

Reed Group & Webility Offer New Online Training on Disability Duration Guidelines

Reed Group

WESTMINSTER, Colorado — Reed Group and Webility Corporation today announced a new e-learning course: Mastering MDGuidelines: Using Disability Duration Guidelines for Clinical Patient Care. Co-developed by disability experts Jon Seymour, MD, and Jennifer Christian, MD, the brief e-course efficiently delivers a primer in disability prevention and management to treating clinicians of all specialties. “Patients, employers,… [Continue Reading]

Divisions, Directors & Dividends!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Sedgwick CMS’ announcement of its establishment of a risk management and patient safety consultation division. The new practice will serve hospitals, physician groups, healthcare systems, insurance companies, and other healthcare organizations. Under the leadership of Michelle Hoppes, the division’s specialists will partner with clients in the healthcare arena to improve… [Continue Reading]

Sedgwick CMS Launches Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety Services Division

Sedgwick CMS

Memphis, TN – Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. today announced the establishment of its risk management and patient safety consultation practice to serve hospitals, physician groups, healthcare systems, insurance companies, and other healthcare organizations. Leading the company’s efforts in this area is industry veteran Michelle Hoppes. Sedgwick CMS’s healthcare risk management practice is designed to… [Continue Reading]

Texas Mutual Presents $1 Million Dividend

Texas Mutual

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Mutual Insurance Company presented a $1,175,699 dividend to the Texas Association of Manufacturers (TAM) group purchase program today at Texas Mutual’s corporate office in Austin. The workers’ compensation dividend was based largely on the group’s overall loss ratio. TAM members have shared in $2.6 million in Texas Mutual dividends since 2008.… [Continue Reading]

CWCI Elects Board of Directors For 2011

CWCI

William Mudge, President and Chief Executive Officer of CompWest Insurance Company, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the California Workers’ Compensation Institute for 2011 at the Institute’s annual meeting in San Francisco. Tom Rowe, President of the State Compensation Insurance Fund, will serve as the Institute’s Vice-Chair for 2011. Along with… [Continue Reading]

BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Company Selects Valen’s InsureRight® Risk Report

Valen Technologies

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Valen Technologies, Inc. today announced that BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Company, the largest workers’ compensation insurance carrier in West Virginia, has chosen Valen’s InsureRight® Risk Report as a strategic tool to help identify policy risk in advance of pricing their workers’ compensation policies. With InsureRight, BrickStreet will be in a position to take corrective actions… [Continue Reading]

New CWCI Report Released!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features news from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI), which has released a new study that tracks the continued growth of California Workers’ Comp medical expenses. The new report titled “Medical Development Trends in California Workers’ Compensation, Accident Years 2002-2010″ discusses the fact that despite reforms made in 2002-2004, after rising… [Continue Reading]

CWCI Research Tracks the Continued Growth of California Workers’ Comp Medical Expenses

CWCI

California workers’ compensation medical expenditures fell sharply immediately after the enactment of the 2002-2004 reforms, but that decline was short-lived, and after rising steadily since 2005, average payments for treatment, pharmaceuticals and durable medical equipment (DME), medical management/medical cost containment and med-legal reports are back above pre-reform levels according to a new CWCI study. For… [Continue Reading]

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