March 20, 2018

Healthesystems Sponsors Kids’ Chance of America at National Workers’ Comp Conference


Tampa, FL — Healthesystems – a leading provider of pharmacy and ancillary benefits management cost containment solutions for the workers’ compensation industry – is proud to sponsor Kids’ Chance of America at the annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference and Expo, to be held November 9… [Continue Reading]

CA DWC Sets Timeline for AME Selection and QME Requests

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) issued an en banc decision in Messele v. Pitco Foods Inc. Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 144, on Sept. 27, 2011. The decision concerns the number of days the parties in a represented case must wait after an agreed medical evaluator (AME) proposal is mailed before requesting a qualified medical evaluator (QME) panel from… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Reform & Replay!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some legislative reform action coming out of Michigan, as the Michigan Chamber of Commerce voiced their satisfaction at the actions of House Commerce Committee members in approving changes to Workers’ Comp law in the state with House Bill 5002. The bill was described by the Chamber as a solid first step towards updating, reforming and modernizing… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 10/27/11

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 Supreme Court Denies Petition on Ogilvie Insurance Journal Will Florida fix its (work comp) drug problem? Managed Care Matters Workers compensation reform legislation advances in Michigan… [Continue Reading]

MI Chamber of Commerce Praises Approval of Workers’ Comp Changes

MI Chamber of Commerce

LANSING, Mich. /PRNewswire/ — The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today praised actions by the members of the House Commerce Committee for approving changes to the Workers’ Compensation law. Michigan Chamber Director of Health Policy & Human Resources Wendy Block offered the following statement on the committee approval…[Continue Reading]

A.M. Best Posts Webinar Transcript, Playback on State of U.S. State Workers’ Comp Funds

AM Best

OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The video playback and transcript for the June 9 webinar titled, “State of the U.S. State Workers’ Compensation Funds,” is now available to view online. Workers’ compensation funds operate in many states as providers of coverage and often as insurers of last resort for employers who have difficulty in obtaining coverage. In recent years, the overall… [Continue Reading]

Tulsa Attorney Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Oklahoma State Seal

OKLAHOMA CITY – A longtime Tulsa criminal defense attorney has pleaded guilty in Tulsa County District Court for his role in helping embezzle more than $1 million from clients, Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Tuesday. Fred Schraeder, 61, entered a guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to commit workers’ compensation fraud. He received a 5-year deferred sentence and will pay… [Continue Reading]

The Hartford Announces Robert Rupp As Chief Risk Officer

The Hartford

HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Hartford (NYSE: HIG) has appointed Robert Rupp, 58, executive vice president and chief risk officer, reporting to the company’s Chairman, President and CEO Liam E. McGee. Rupp assumes the role on Nov. 2 from Lizabeth H. Zlatkus, who is retiring on Oct. 31, as previously announced. “We have made significant progress in creating… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Earning it!

oday’s issue of WorkCompRecap features a big batch of earnings news, as SeaBright Holdings, Delphi Financial, and American Financial group all recently released earnings reports for the third quarter. SeaBright reported net income of $1.6 million compared to net income of $5.4 million for the same period in 2010, and continues to focus on profitability improvement through price increases and… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 10/26/11

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. Marsh Says Workers’ Comp Rates Fell 1.1% on Average in Q3 Insurance Journal Worker’s comp rate hike rekindles GOP donor fight Palm Beach Post on Politics Michigan… [Continue Reading]

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