March 21, 2017

WorkCompRecap: Another Bill & Some Biz!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features another bill being signed into law. While not as controversial as the one from Illinois, House Bill 440 from Pennsylvania, signed into law by Governor Tom Corbett authorizes insurers, including the State Workers’ Insurance Fund, or SWIF, to voluntarily provide workers’ compensation coverage to sole proprietors, partners in partnerships and… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 7/1/11

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers, and is served as a tasty side-dish to WorkCompWire News. Is Durable Medical Equipment the Next Focus of Cost Containment? Risk & Insurance More West Virginia Counties Join Workers’ Compensation Pool Insurance Journal Trends in Workers’ Compensation… [Continue Reading]

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Workers’ Compensation Reform Bill

Pennsylvania Governor

HARRISBURG, Pa. /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Governor Tom Corbett today signed into law House Bill 440, a measure that expands the availability of workers’ compensation coverage to small businesses. The new law authorizes insurers, including the State Workers’ Insurance Fund, or SWIF, to voluntarily provide workers’ compensation coverage to sole proprietors, partners in partnerships and members of… [Continue Reading]

Paradox Technology Solutions Lands Patriot National Insurance Group as WorkCompExpert Client

Paradox Technology Solutions

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Paradox Technology Solutions LLC (PTS), an innovative insurance software solution provider with a specialized focus in workers compensation and commercial lines insurance, today announced that its WorkersCompExpert software platform has been chosen by Patriot National Insurance Group to support its insurance, managing general underwriting, billing and claims services operations. “The PTS WorkersCompExpert system is… [Continue Reading]

Sedgwick CMS Completes Acquisition Of Nationwide Better Health Productivity Solutions

Sedgwick CMS

Memphis, Tenn. /PRNewswire/ — Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS) announced today that it has completed its purchase of Nationwide Better Health’s Productivity Solutions division. Sedgwick CMS’ strategic acquisition of the Productivity Solutions business from Nationwide Better Health, a subsidiary of Nationwide, further solidifies its status as a national leader in absence and productivity… [Continue Reading]

Texas Approves 12 Companies to Self-Insure for Workers’ Compensation

Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)

AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) approved twelve renewals of the Certificates of Authority for companies to self-insure their workers’ compensation claims for a one-year period under the TDI-DWC Self-Insurance Program. These twelve companies collectively employ approximately 47,700 employees in Texas. Under Texas law, certain large, private companies… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: An Acquisition & A Report!

oday’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some acquisition news, as MCMC, LLC has announced its acquisition of Patriot Risk Management, Inc.’s managed care service business. MCMC will be running the managed care service program as Managed Care Risk Services (“MCRS”). Find out more by clicking here. Also in the news today is a new report from… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 6/30/11

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers, and is served as a tasty side-dish to WorkCompWire News. NCCI’s 2011 Annual Statistical Bulletin Now Available NCCI.com Registration Required… Joe Paduda on The Cost of Narcotics in Workers’ Comp Managed Care Matters Billion with a “B”!… [Continue Reading]

MCMC, LLC Announces Acquisition of Patriot Risk Management’s Managed Care Service Business

MCMC LLC

Boston, MA — MCMC LLC (“MCMC”) is excited to announce the acquisition of Patriot Risk Management, Inc.’s (“PRMI”) managed care service business resulting from a partnership dating back to 2006. Over 5 years ago, MCMC began providing a Bill Review and PPO network processing solution for PRMI, which evolved into a full service care management… [Continue Reading]

Safety National Releases Report on Self-Insured Groups

Safety National

Safety National, announced today the release of a report detailing best practices for Self-Insured Groups (SIGs). The company is the overall leading provider of excess workers’ compensation coverage in the U.S., including for SIGs. The report provides advice based on years of experience working with successful and stable groups. “Self-Insured Groups have been a proven… [Continue Reading]

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