December 15, 2017

WorkCompRecap: Milestones & Movers!

Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap features an announcement from Eastern Insurance Holdings subsidiary Eastern Alliance Insurance Group that their ParallelPay “pay-as-you-go” premium plan, has exceeded twenty million dollars in direct written premium for calendar year 2011. The program was also recognized in the Innovators…[Continue Reading]

EAIG Announces ParallelPay Program Reaches $20 Million Premium Milestone

Eastern Insurance Holdings, Inc.

LANCASTER, Pa. /PRNewswire/ — Eastern Alliance Insurance Group (EAIG), a subsidiary of Eastern Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIHI), announced today that the ParallelPay® program, EAIG’s “pay-as-you-go” premium plan, has exceeded twenty million dollars in direct written premium for calendar year 2011, less than… [Continue Reading]

MN Commission Recommends Workers’ Comp Court of Appeals Candidates to Governor

Minnesota State Seal

Saint Paul, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending three candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy created upon Judge William R. Pederson’s retirement from the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals… [Continue Reading]

OK Insurance Commissioner Slashes Department Spending by Nearly $675k in First Year

Oklahoma State Seal

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak today announced that a final accounting of Insurance Department expenditures revealed his administration spent nearly $675,000 less during 2011, his first year in office, than the Insurance Department spent in calendar year 2010. For the 12 months… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Surgery & Strategy!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Orchid Medical and Medical Implant Solutions announcement of their strategic partnership to offer workers’ comp payers a program geared toward cost reduction for implantable surgical devices. According to Orchid’s CEO, mark-ups on medical implantable devices have been noted to be… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 1/27/12

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. The Doctor will Review you now Risk & Insurance Florida Doctors Push Back on CVS Evidence Based Federal workers’ comp program remains vulnerable to fraud Government Executive Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We… [Continue Reading]

Orchid Medical and Medical Implant Solutions Announce Surgical Implant Partnership

Orchid Medical

ORLANDO & ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Orchid Medical Inc. announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Medical Implant Solutions, LLC (MIS) to deliver a program that substantially reduces the cost of implantable surgical devices to workers’ compensation payers. The Surgical Cost Containment Program… [Continue Reading]

Texas Mutual Pays $450K Dividend to NFIB Construction Group

Texas Mutual

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Mutual Insurance Company announced today a $450,058 workers’ compensation dividend to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) construction safety group. The dividend was based largely on the safety group’s overall loss ratio. “Entrepreneurs are the backbone of our economy… [Continue Reading]

WA L&I Extends Work Comp Filing Deadline to Feb. 3 Due to Storm Slowdown

WA Department of Labor and Industries

TUMWATER – The state Department of Labor & Industries (L&) is extending its quarterly filing deadline for State Fund employers to submit their workers’ compensation premiums from midnight Jan. 31 to midnight Feb. 3. Employers will be allowed this extra time because of the recent snow storm that shut down businesses… [Continue Reading]

CA DWC’s Public Disability Accommodation Regulations Become Effective Feb. 18

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

California – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has adopted regulations on public disability accommodations, which were approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) and filed with the secretary of state on Jan. 19, 2012. These regulations will become effective on Feb. 18, 2012. The regulations provide guidance to… [Continue Reading]

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