December 5, 2017

Oregon Work Comp Division Posts Update on Employer-paid Medical Claims Costs

Oregon DCBS

The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division has posted the following bulletin on how to apply employer-paid medical reimbursement claim costs for individual claims for unit statistical reporting purposes, and provides max reimbursement amounts. An employer may choose to reimburse its workers’ compensation insurer for medical services on accepted non-disabling claims… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: New Fatality Report…

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of the Department of Labor’s National Census of Occupational Deaths in 2010, show little change in the number of workplace fatalities in 2010 compared with 2009. Last year, 4,547 workers died from work-related injuries, down from a final count of 4,551 fatal work injuries in 2009. In her… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 8/26/11

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. Calif. high court allows greater leeway in evaluating workers comp disability Business Insurance Editorial: Worthwhile tweaks to workers’ comp The OC Register California Court Denies Appeal of… [Continue Reading]

Secretary of Labor Releases Statement on Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2010

US Department of Labor

Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released today show little change in the number of workplace fatalities in 2010 compared with 2009. Last year, 4,547 workers died from work-related injuries, down from a final count of 4,551 fatal work injuries in 2009. In response, Secretary of Labor… [Continue Reading]

A.M. Best Revises Outlook to Negative for SeaBright Ins Co and SeaBright Holdings, Inc.

AM Best

A.M. Best Co. has revised the outlook to negative from stable and affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and issuer credit rating (ICR) of “a-” of SeaBright Insurance Company (SeaBright) (Chicago, IL). Concurrently, A.M. Best has revised the outlook to negative from stable and affirmed the ICR of “bbb-” of… [Continue Reading]

myMatrixx Applying for URAC Workers’ Compensation Pharmacy Accreditation

myMatrixx

myMatrixx®, a full-service pharmacy and ancillary medical benefits management company, announced today that it is applying for Workers’ Compensation Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. Workers’ Compensation…[Continue Reading]

Company Ordered to Pay $300K to Texas Mutual

Texas Mutual

Texas Mutual Insurance Company reported recently that Bar H Concrete, Inc. of Sulphur Springs pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud-related charges. A Travis County district court ordered Bar H Concrete to pay $300,000 in restitution to Texas Mutual. Bar H Concrete, owned by Charles Rick Henderson and John Herbert Heilman of Sulphur Springs, obtained workers’ compensation… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Getting Wiser…

oday’s issue of WorkCompRecap features a new webinar presented by Liberty Mutual on how to better control the cost of claims from older employees. Titled “When I’m 64: Health and Safety issues of the Aging Worker”, the webinar was developed in the face of uncontrollable demographic trends resulting in an older workforce. Between 2005 and 2010, the number of employees… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 8/25/11

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. California workers’ comp rates will likely stay flat for 2012 The Sacramento Bee Work comp claim reserves – not good, but not too bad either Managed Care… [Continue Reading]

Liberty Mutual Webinar Explores Workers Comp Implications of Aging Workforce

Liberty Mutual Workers Compensation

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To help workers compensation buyers, brokers and agents better control the cost of claims from older employees, Liberty Mutual developed the “When I’m 64: Health and Safety issues of the Aging Worker” webinar. Uncontrollable demographic trends result in an older workforce. Between 2005 and 2010, the number of… [Continue Reading]

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