December 14, 2017

New Opioid Report Released!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features news from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI), which has released part II of its recent study on the prescribing patterns of Schedule II Opiods in Workers Compensation. Readers may recall that part one caused a bit of a stir when it presented the point that… [Continue Reading]

CWCI Research Spotlights Fentanyl Prescribing Patterns in California Workers’ Comp

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In a study published last month, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute found that the top 10% of doctors who prescribe extremely potent, highly addictive Schedule II opioids for injured workers in California account for nearly 80% of all workers’ compensation prescriptions for these narcotic drugs, and that nearly half of the prescriptions were for minor… [Continue Reading]

Wisconsin’s Pioneering Worker’s Compensation Law Turns 100

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Whether you work behind a desk, drive a truck, or walk beams on high rise construction sites, your life and your family are far more secure because of the dream of a few bold Wisconsinites with the vision to create a new way of responding to work injury. Wisconsin pioneered a system of financial protection… [Continue Reading]

Eastern Alliance Insurance Group Continues Geographic Expansion

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LANCASTER, Pa., /PRNewswire/ — Eastern Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIHI, “the Company”) announced today it has established a satellite office in Richmond, Virginia in support of its subsidiary Eastern Alliance Insurance Group (“Eastern Alliance”), a domestic casualty insurance group specializing in workers’ compensation insurance. EIHI also announced that Eastern Alliance has recently appointed several agencies… [Continue Reading]

SeaPass Announces CNA Insurance is in Production with SeaPass’s Insurance Portal 3.0

SeaPass

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SeaPass Solutions, Inc., a leading independent provider of web-based insurance distribution solutions to the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry, today announced that CNA is now in production with SeaPass’s Insurance Portal 3.0 to enable its agents to quote and submit business online for BOP and workers’ compensation lines of business. Work is… [Continue Reading]

Reform & Restitution!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features legislative news, as the American Insurance Association announced its support for Workers’ Comp reforms in Illinois, and contacted the lead Democratic negotiator on workers’ compensation issues. The AIA advocated a full range of reforms, and highlighted ones that had been successful in other states, and were included in the recent… [Continue Reading]

AIA Supports Illinois Workers’ Compensation Reforms

American Insurance Association

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Steve Schneider, Midwest region vice president for the American Insurance Association (AIA), today sent a letter to Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul, the lead Democratic negotiator on workers’ compensation issues, advocating for a full range of reforms. AIA believes that unless certain reforms are made to the present system, the costs of… [Continue Reading]

Louisiana Workforce Commission Receives $100k Settlement in Work Comp Fraud Case

Louisiana Workforce Commission

LAFAYETTE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission today announced a plea bargain in the case of a Lafayette business owner who was arrested in late 2009 on charges of insurance and workers’ compensation fraud. Mauro Aguirre of Lafayette, owner of Escapade Acoustic Drywall, pleaded guilty on April 12 to insurance and workers’ compensation fraud. He was… [Continue Reading]

EMPLOYERS® Promotes Dennis B. Dix to Vice President of Customer Support

Employers Workers Comp

RENO, Nev.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EMPLOYERS® (NYSE: EIG), America’s small business insurance specialist®, announced it has promoted Dennis Dix to vice president of customer support. In this role, Dix remains focused on leading continued centralization and customer service excellence for EMPLOYERS. Since joining EMPLOYERS in 2007, Dix’s successful background in process excellence and operations management has enabled him… [Continue Reading]

Command Center Announces New Workers’ Compensation Program with Zurich American Insurance

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POST FALLS, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Command Center, Inc. (OTCBB: CCNI), a national provider of on-demand and temporary staffing solutions, announced it has contracted with Zurich American Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Zurich Financial Services Ltd, to provide Command with its workers’ compensation coverage nationwide. Zurich Financial Services Ltd is one of the world’s largest top-rated insurance carriers,… [Continue Reading]

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