May 15, 2018

Paradigm Management Services Appoints Jim Hudak to CEO

Paradigm Management Services

WALNUT CREEK, CA (Marketwire) – Paradigm Management Services today announced the appointment of Jim Hudak to the Chief Executive Officer position. Hudak will spearhead the strategic growth and scaling of the nation’s leading provider of catastrophic care and chronic pain management services. He will retain his position on the Board of Directors. Kevin Fleming remains… [Continue Reading]

US Labor Department Announces Final Rule Update for Federal Workers’ Compensation Act Claims

United States Department of Labor

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs today released a final rule that revises and modernizes the procedures used in administering claims under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act. The rule, published in the June 28 Federal Register, modernizes those procedures to increase fairness and efficiency, updates the regulations to account… [Continue Reading]

Total Managed Care Selects DataCare UR & Case Management Software


SAN JOSE, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — After a thorough evaluation, Total Managed Care, Inc., a leading provider of medical managed care services, has selected DataCare’s Utilization Review and Case Management software to create an electronic workplace for coordinating medical management of workers’ compensation cases. “At Total Managed Care, we continue to invest in leading-edge technology that… [Continue Reading]

New Feature: CompLines!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the launch of a new feature: “CompLines”! Served as a tasty side-dish to WorkCompWire’s News and Info, CompLines will feature relevant, thought-provoking, and insightful (possibly humorous?) links from around the web. Our goal with CompLines is to make even MORE great news easily available to you! Check out today’s CompLines… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 6/29/11

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. Maine recalls government shutdown 20 years ago See how Workers’ Comp Negotiations Shut Down Maine’s Government… Report: Pinnacol Execs’ $4.3M Package Could Change Insurance Journal Calif.… [Continue Reading]

Illinois Governor Signs Workers’ Comp Overhaul Bill

Illinois State Seal

MELROSE PARK – Governor Pat Quinn today signed House Bill 1698, a comprehensive overhaul of Illinois’ workers’ compensation system. The reforms – backed by numerous groups, including the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association and the Illinois Retail Merchants’ Association – are expected to save Illinois businesses between $500 and $750 million dollars, while continuing protections for injured… [Continue Reading]

John Hickey Appointed as Work Comp Director of Missouri Labor Dept.

Missouri Department of Labor Workers Compensation

Jefferson City, Mo—Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Labor and Industrial Relations Commissioner John J. Hickey to serve as the Division of Workers’ Compensation Director of the Missouri Department of Labor. He will fill the position that Brian May held as Acting Director. Prior to this appointment, Hickey served as the employee representative commissioner on the Labor… [Continue Reading]

Valen Lands KESA as UnderRight® Predictive Analytics Customer

Valen Technologies

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Valen Technologies, Inc. today announced that KESA, a not-for-profit fund that writes workers’ compensation coverage for Kentucky employees, has chosen Valen’s UnderRight® predictive analytics solution. With UnderRight, KESA will have the ability to identify individual insurance policies that are likely to outperform other similar policies. UnderRight will provide KESA underwriters the confidence to credit… [Continue Reading]

Colorado Governor Names new Insurance Commissioner

Colorado State Seal

COLORADO — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today Rep. Jim Riesberg will be the state’s new Commissioner of Insurance. He will resign his House seat on June 30 and start work on July 1. “Jim has deep experience as a legislator and public servant. He also has a distinguished career in the insurance, human resources and… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Breached & Bumped!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features more interesting data breach news, which seems to be running parallel with all the larger hacking incidents in the news lately. The California Department of Public Health has announced that an investigation has found that personal and workers’ compensation information of approximately 9,000 current and former state employees was improperly… [Continue Reading]

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