March 18, 2018

MedRisk’s Ruth Estrich Presents at Mitchell P&C Conference


King of Prussia, PA – MedRisk’s Chief Strategy Officer Ruth Estrich was among the prominent panelists at the Mitchell Property & Casualty Conference, March 19 – 20 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, Fla. MedRisk is a managed care company specializing in the physical rehabilitation of injured workers. Estrich, alongside fellow panelists… [Continue Reading]

NATA Workers’ Comp Program Exceeds $80 Million Returned to Participating Members


Alexandria, VA – The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce that the NATA/USAIG Workers’ Compensation Program continues its strong presence within the marketplace by recently topping $80 million in good experience returns to its members. Since its inception, the program has annually distributed… [Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Catches Man on Video Committing Workers’ Comp Fraud

Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation

Columbus, OH – A Hamilton (Butler County) man who was caught on video working while receiving workers’ compensation benefits pleaded guilty to fraud last week in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. David Jenkins was ordered to pay $7,000 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC), which… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Mega Merger!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some big mergers & acquisitions news coming out of Align Networks and Universal SmartComp, who recently announced their merger to create a major force in the market for physical medicine for workers’ comp patients. The merger aims to enable the new company to provide an expanded provider… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 3/22/12

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. NFL, Atlanta Falcons sue to remove workers comp claims from California Business Insurance Align Networks – SmartComp: the deal is done Managed Care Matters Cost Containment Costs Money CID Review Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside… [Continue Reading]

Align Networks and Universal SmartComp to Merge

Align Networks

Jacksonville, FL –(BUSINESS WIRE)– Align Networks, Inc., a provider of workers’ compensation physical medicine programs, and Universal SmartComp (“USC”), a nationwide provider of physical medicine services, today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to create the premier national… [Continue Reading]

DecisionUR Announces Integration Between UR and Bill Review with ACS/CompIQ


Newport Beach, CA — DecisionUR, an efficient UR processing software provider announced today that they have completed the connectivity between DecisionUR software and CompIQ Bill Review software. Achieving true data integration has created a seamless bridge between the free form treatment request environment of pre authorizations… [Continue Reading]

OK House Passes Worker Misclassification Bill

Oklahoma State Seal

Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill last week that would make it more difficult for employers to misclassify workers as independent contractors for the purpose of avoiding social security, unemployment or workers’ compensation premium costs. HB 2258, by Rep. Ben Sherrer, D-Chouteau, would… [Continue Reading]

Iowa Businessman Sentenced To 57 Months For Insurance Fraud

US Attorneys Office Seal

DES MOINES, IA – Dinesh Sethi, owner of DES Staffing Services, was recently sentenced to 57 months of imprisonment for his fraudulent scheme to avoid paying $778,940.00 in workers compensation premiums to Travelers and Liberty Mutual Insurance companies. Chief Judge James E. Gritzner also sentenced Sethi to a 5 year… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Series & Scripts!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the California Worker’s Compensation Institutes announcement of the next installment of their Case Law Series, which will happen in May. The seminar aims to examine how recent trends in decisional law are reshaping California workers’ compensation, and discuss appropriate negotiation and… [Continue Reading]

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