March 21, 2017

CompLines: 12/1/11

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. Expert Offers Suggestions for Reducing Re-Injury and Returning Injured Employees to Work EHS Today WCRI Recap Managed Care matters Return-to-Work Challenges Risk & Insurance Editor’s Note: These… [Continue Reading]

NICB Reports 7 Percent Rise in Third Quarter 2011 Questionable Claims

NICB

DES PLAINES, Ill. /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Insurance Crime Bureau today released its third quarter 2011 questionable claims (QC) referral reason analysis. The report examines six referral reason categories of claims—property, casualty, commercial, workers’ compensation…[Continue Reading]

myMatrixx Launches Drug Abuse Risk Assessment Tool

myMatrixx

Tampa, Florida — myMatrixx®, a full-service pharmacy and ancillary medical benefits management company, announced today the release of myRisk Predictor™ a patent-pending risk assessment tool designed to identify injured workers who are at high risk for potential abuse and misuse of prescription medications… [Continue Reading]

Sedgwick Sweeps TPA Category at Business Insurance Buyers Choice Awards

Sedgwick

MEMPHIS, Tenn. /PRNewswire/ — Sedgwick announced today that it received top honors as the best overall third-party claims administrator (TPA) at the 2011 Business Insurance Buyers Choice Awards. The recognition program honors companies that insurance services buyers say they would recommend based on the attributes of… [Continue Reading]

EK Health Hires Kerri L. Lierman as VP of Operations

EK Health

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EK Health Services has hired claims management executive Kerri L. Lierman as Vice President of Operations for this leading workers’ compensation managed care company. As a member of the EK Health executive team, Lierman is responsible for strategic planning, operational budgeting… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Recession, RTW, Reform…

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features an interesting new study coming from the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute on the heels of their announcement that employment was the “Elephant in the room” for Workers’ Comp. According to the new study, which is based on data from Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, in the context of high unemployment…[Continue Reading]

CompLines: 11/30/11

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. Calif. SCIF cat bond to cover earthquake-related workers comp claims Business Insurance States struggle over carpal tunnel claims in workers’ comp system Risk & Insurance Florida Looks… [Continue Reading]

WCRI: Recession Impacting RTW, Study Examines Role of Workers’ Comp Systems

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

AMBRIDGE, MA – Against a backdrop of high unemployment, some injured workers may face even greater challenges in returning to work, leading to potential increases in the duration of disability, according to a new study, Factors Influencing Return to Work for Injured Workers: Lessons from Pennsylvania and Wisconsin…[Continue Reading]

House Approves Legislation to Reform Federal Workers’ Compensation Program

House Education and the Workforce Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives has recently approved the Federal Workers’ Compensation Modernization and Improvement Act (H.R. 2465), commonsense legislation that will strengthen and enhance the workers’ compensation program for federal employees. House Committee on Education and the Workforce… [Continue Reading]

FL CFO Announces Conviction of North Carolina Man in $2.7 Million Workers’ Comp Scam

Florida CFO

TALLAHASSEE – Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced today the conviction of a North Carolina man in a $2.7 million workers’ compensation insurance scam. Carl Delmas Fuller, 53, of Wake Forest, N.C., pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud, received four years in prison, and was ordered to pay restitution… [Continue Reading]

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