March 21, 2017

WorkCompRecap: Building Bridges…

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap leads off with some news from the technology front, with the recent announcement from Mitchell International and PMSI that Mitchell’s SmartAdvisor bill review solution XML Partner Bridge is now available to process bills through PMSI’s durable medical equipment (DME) provider network and Retrospective Re-Pricing program… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 9/1/11

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. Rubber snake prank causes compensable neck injury Risk & Insurance Louisiana Worker Insurance Program Valued at Up to $217M Insurance Journal [Video] NIOSH’s Role in Workers’ Compensation… [Continue Reading]

Mitchell International Implements XML Bridge With PMSI

Mitchell

SAN DIEGO, CA (Marketwire) – Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced that the SmartAdvisor™ XML Partner Bridge is now available to process bills through PMSI Inc.’s durable medical equipment (DME) provider network… [Continue Reading]

Texas Mutual Rewards Medical Group with $874K Dividend

Texas Mutual

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Mutual Insurance Company announced an $873,522 dividend to the Texas Medical Group (TMG) today. The workers’ compensation safety group dividend was based largely on TMG’s overall loss ratio. TMG safety group members have shared in $2.6 million in Texas Mutual dividends since 2008. In addition… [Continue Reading]

AK Governor Makes New Appointments to Workers Comp Board

Alaska State Seal

Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today announced appointments of Amy Steele and Rick Traini to the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board. The board members serve on quasi-judicial hearing panels that hear and resolve disputed benefits claims. Steele, of Anchorage, is the senior claims coordinator at Chenega Corporation… [Continue Reading]

NCCI Files Request to Decrease Oklahoma Workers’ Comp Rates in 2012

Oklahoma State Seal

Oklahoma City– Insurance Commissioner John Doak said today that the company which manages the nation’s largest database of workers’ compensation insurance information has filed a request with the Oklahoma Insurance Department to decrease the cost of workers’ compensation insurance in Oklahoma. Doak reported that… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: New Lost Time Study!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the recent release of a new report from the non-profit Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) on the results of their most recent Lost Time benchmarking study, including Short and Long Term Disability, FMLA, and of course most importantly to our readers: Workers’ Comp. The study sought to determine if there were corresponding dramatic changes in… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 8/31/11

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. Texas Mutual to reach $1 billion mark in dividend distribution this year mywesttexas.com Fund to aid injured postal workers at risk if USPS defaults Chicago Tribune Poor… [Continue Reading]

IBI Study Indicates Lost-time Benefits Programs Remain Stable In Spite of Economy

IBI

SAN FRANCISCO – Amid the worst economic times in decades for U.S. businesses, a new study of employers from the non-profit Integrated Benefits Institute indicates that key aspects of lost-time benefits programs have remained remarkably stable. The incidence of short- (STD) and long-term disability (LTD) programs changed little between 2008 and 2010… [Continue Reading]

Special Master Announces Final Rule to Govern 9/11 Victim Comp Fund

US Department of Justice

NEW YORK – With the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, approaching, September 11th Victim Compensa­tion Fund (VCF) Special Master Sheila L. Birnbaum today announced the final rule governing the fund. Since issuing the proposed regulations in June 2011, Special Master Birnbaum has reviewed formal comments and met with… [Continue Reading]

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