June 20, 2018

OK Adopts Treatment Guidelines on Schedule II Drugs, Effective April 2

Oklahoma State Seal

Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court has announced that Oklahoma Treatment Guidelines (OTG) for Use of Schedule II Drugs as contained in the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act have been adopted by the Physician Advisory Committee pursuant to 85 O.S., §373(B)(6) and approved by the Workers’… [Continue Reading]

NY Governor Announces Nominee for Commissioner of Department of Labor

New York State Seal

Albany, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that he has nominated Assemblyman Peter M. Rivera to serve as Commissioner of the New York State Department of Labor (DOL). Assemblyman Rivera is currently the Speaker Pro Tempore of the Assembly and presides over the chamber. He has represented the… [Continue Reading]

CA Man Sentenced to Jail for Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Santa Barbara District Attorney

Santa Barbara, CA – District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced recently that on March 21, 2012, Judge Patricia Kelly ordered Robert James Christiansen, age 55, of Buellton, California, be placed on five years probation, serve 180 days in the Santa Barbara County Jail, and pay restitution in the amount of $35,000 to Rodney Williams Construction and… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Enforcement & Election!

Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap kicks off the week with a long overdue double dose update to a fan favorite: The Texas Department of Insurance’s Division of Workers’ Compensation’s Enforcement Actions Report, which just had its November and December 2011 editions posted… [Continue Reading]

NCCI Posts Updated Reinsurance Pool Administration Reports

NCCI Holdings, Inc.

Boca Raton, FL – The National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. (NCCI) recently posted updates to their reports regarding the Workers Compensation Reinsurance Pools the organization administers. The reports are completed using information from the Workers Compensation Reinsurance Pools administered by NCCI… [Continue Reading]

CA WCIRB Elects New Committee Members


San Francisco, CA – Executives representing WCIRB member insurers met today in San Francisco for the WCIRB’s 96th Annual Meeting. At this meeting, the WCIRB membership elects new insurer members of the Governing Committee and Classification and Rating Committee to fill vacancies created by expiring terms. The meeting also provides an opportunity… [Continue Reading]

TX Division of Workers’ Comp Announces Nov/Dec 2011 Enforcement Actions

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Rod Bordelon recently announced final disciplinary actions taken by the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) in November and December 2011. The final actions include orders related to violations of the Texas Labor Code and rules promulgated by… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Frequency Finding…

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the California WCIRB, who announced that their actuarial committee recently met to review December 31, 2011 statewide insurer premium and loss experience and related information. Nearly 50 showed up to the public meeting, which marked the beginning of the Committee’s review of 2011… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 3/23/12

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Starck leaves CorVel, Lisenby new CEO at Broadspire Managed Care Matters Lack of Predictability: Yet Another Challenge in Chronic Opioid Therapy Evidence Based Calif. Commissioner Jones Gets ‘D’ From Insurance Industry Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links… [Continue Reading]

CA WCIRB Actuarial Committee Reviews December 31 Experience


San Francisco, CA – The WCIRB’s Actuarial Committee recently met to review December 31, 2011 statewide insurer premium and loss experience as well as other related information. Actuarial Committee meetings are open to the public and nearly 50 people were in attendance representing insurers, agents and brokers, consultants… [Continue Reading]

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