December 15, 2017

NAIC Releases Annual Report: “Pillars of Strength”

NAIC

AUSTIN, TEXAS (March 26, 2011) — The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) today released its 2010 Annual Report, “Pillars of Strength.” Focusing on the solid foundation of state-based regulation, the report recounts the accomplishments and progress of the past year, highlighting how state insurance regulators have provided resilience and support during a challenging period… [Continue Reading]

ACIC Applauds the Appointment of Christine Baker as Chief Deputy Director of the Department of Industrial Relations

ACIC

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the Association of California Insurance Companies (ACIC) applauded Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Christine Baker as chief deputy director of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). Baker has served as the executive officer of the Commission on Health Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) since its creation in 1994. DIR is the… [Continue Reading]

A New Leader Speaks!

In today’s issue of WorkCompRecap we announce a new leader, and the publishing of his new post in WorkCompWire’s exclusive “Leaders Speak” section, which features leaders from the Workers’ Compensation Industry, and focuses on issues that are timely, relevant, and thought provoking. Are you ready?? Find out who our new featured leader is, and what… [Continue Reading]

Thomas McCarthy Joins Patriot National Insurance Group as Regional Vice President

Patriot National Insurance Group

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. /PRNewswire/ — Patriot National Insurance Group announced today that Thomas McCarthy has joined its team as Regional Vice President of the Gulf Coast Region. The region includes the states of Florida, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. As RVP, Mr. McCarthy will oversee all marketing and underwriting responsibilities for the Gulf Coast Region, and… [Continue Reading]

Professional Dynamics, Inc. Names Vice President for Accounts

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RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif./PRNewswire/ — Managed Care Organization Professional Dynamics, Inc. (PDI) has appointed Paula Baker as Vice President in charge of its Account Management Services group. During her seven years at PDI, Baker has served in several leadership roles, most recently as Vice President of Operations. In this capacity, said PDI President Michael Ramser, she… [Continue Reading]

Dr. Steven Feinberg: Opioids and Chronic Pain Treatment

Stephen Feinberg MD

By Dr. Steven Feinberg, CMO, American Pain Solutions Many physicians do not fully understand the proper role of opioids in the treatment of injured workers and they do not understand the importance of a biopsychosocial, whole-person approach as promoted in the evidence-based and presumptively correct California DWC Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS) Chronic Pain Medical… [Continue Reading]

Steve O’Gorman Joins Zenith Insurance Company

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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zenith National Insurance Corp. announced today that Stephen O’Gorman has joined its principal operating subsidiary, Zenith Insurance Company, as Executive Vice President, Field Operations and Risk Sharing. Mr. O’Gorman has over 19 years in the insurance business in underwriting, sales and leadership positions, including most recently as Regional Vice President of Travelers… [Continue Reading]

More Crackdown Action!

Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap features more news coming from the Ohio Board of Workers’ Compensation, who seem to be having a very busy couple of weeks in the area of enforcement. Readers may recall that last week we reported on their raid on a doctor’s office in conjunction with a work comp fraud investigation. This… [Continue Reading]

Wisconsin DWD Secretary Appoints New Administrator of Division of Worker’s Compensation

Wisconsin DWD

MADISON – Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Manny Perez today announced the appointment of John C. Metcalf as Administrator of the Division of Worker’s Compensation. “John Metcalf has the expertise in worker’s compensation we need to strengthen Wisconsin’s competitive edge and advance Governor Walker’s agenda of creating jobs,” Secretary Perez said. “At Wisconsin… [Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Workers’ Comp Fraud Task Force Targets Postal Contractors

Ohio BWC

COLUMBUS – A task force created by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Special Investigations Department (SID) in collaboration with the US Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG) has uncovered workers’ compensation fraud at six businesses that contract with the Postal Service. The task force was created in 2009 to address a… [Continue Reading]

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