December 17, 2017

Progressive Medical Hires New National Sales Executives

Progressive Medical, Inc.

Columbus, OH – Progressive Medical, Inc. has expanded its national sales team with the hire of John Howard and Michael Prager as national sales executives. Progressive Medical provides pharmacy benefit management and ancillary services in the workers’ compensation and auto no-fault industries. Howard will be in charge of building and maintaining client relationships… [Continue Reading]

TRISTAR Appoints Marano Director of Sales & Client Services

Tristar Risk Management

LONG BEACH, CA—TRISTAR has appointed Steve Marano as Director of Sales & Client Services effective immediately. The announcement was made by Joe McLaughlin, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing. Marano has a strong background in private sector risk management, with a combined 13 years of experience helping leading insurance industry companies Liberty Mutual… [Continue Reading]

New Leaders Speak Post!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the continuation of our “Leaders Speak” series with the second installment from Dr. Mark Doyne, Medical Director at MCN. You can read Dr. Doyne’s new article at WorkCompWire by clicking here!

CompLines: 8/30/11

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. Work Group Starts to Look at Workers Comp Fraud WCTV State workers comp insurer seeks $50M from staffing firm following fraud verdict Business Insurance Workers’ comp investigators… [Continue Reading]

Dr. Mark Doyne: Collaborative Claims Management in Workers’ Comp: Part II

Dr Mark Doyne, MCN

First, a disclaimer before risking making a total fool of myself. My only in-house claims management experience was the five years I spent with a large reinsurance company as an orthopedic consultant helping them manage long-term disability claims….something I really enjoyed. As we all know, workers’ compensation (WC) is a different organism. [Continue Reading]

Texas Mutual: Supreme Court Decision Strengthens State’s Workers’ Comp Law

Texas Mutual

AUSTIN, Texas—The Supreme Court of Texas issued a decision today in Texas Mutual Insurance Company v. Timothy J. Ruttiger that strengthens a law affecting millions of Texans—the Workers’ Compensation Act. The Court reversed the Houston Court of Appeals and rendered judgment that Mr. Ruttiger take nothing on his Insurance Code and Texas Deceptive Trade Practices… [Continue Reading]

Kentucky Approves Workers’ Comp Rate Filing

Kentucky State Seal

FRANKFORT, Ky.– An annual filing most insurance carriers will use to develop rates for workers’ compensation coverage shows the sixth consecutive overall decrease in loss costs, Department of Insurance Commissioner Sharon P. Clark announced today. The 2011 filing, approved by the state Department of Insurance and effective Oct. 1, is by the National Council on… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Cut to Grow…

Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap features an interesting bit of economic-stimulus related news, as the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation recently announced their proposal of an economic development initiative that could discount a new Ohio employer’s premium by as much as 51 percent. If approved by the BWC Board of Directors, “Grow Ohio” would offer… [Continue Reading]

“Grow Ohio” Workers’ Comp Incentives Proposed to Support Job Creation

Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has proposed an economic development initiative that could discount a new Ohio employer’s premium by as much as 51 percent. If approved by the BWC Board of Directors, Grow Ohio would offer eligible employers a 25 percent discount on their workers’ compensation premiums for two years, or… [Continue Reading]

Florida CFO Announces First Meeting of Workers’ Comp Fraud Work Group

Florida CFO

Tallahassee, FL – Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced the first meeting of the Money Service Business Workers’ Comp Fraud Work Group. At the Aug. 2 Cabinet meeting, CFO Atwater announced the creation of the work group to review the practices of certain bad actors in the check cashing services industry aiding in workers’ compensation premium fraud… [Continue Reading]

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