March 19, 2018

Ohio BWC: Workers’ Comp Reform Aims to Improve Injured Worker Care

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer recently joined State Representatives Barbara Sears (R-Monclova Twp.), Craig Newbold (R-Columbiana), Al Landis (R-Dover), Mike Henne (R-Clayton), Jay Hottinger (R-Newark), Bob Hackett (R-London) and John Adams (R-Sidney) in announcing targeted reform aimed at… [Continue Reading]

CA WCIRB Releases Report on Fourth Quarter 2011 Insurer Experience


San Francisco, CA – The WCIRB recently completed and has released its report on insurer loss and premium experience through December 31, 2011. Among the WCIRB’s findings: Statewide written premium (gross of deductible credits) reported by insurers has risen by $1 billion for the second consecutive year. The $10.8 billion in… [Continue Reading]

California Applicants’ Attorneys Association Criticizes WCIRB Rate Filing

California Applicant Attorneys' Association

Sacramento, CA – The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA) recently questioned the need for the pure premium rate filing submitted to Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Thursday, April 12th, by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB). The WCIRB is the research arm of the workers’ compensation… [Continue Reading]

Healthcare Solutions & Broadspire Announce Integrated Pharmacy and PPO Program

Healthcare Solutions

Atlanta, GA – Healthcare Solutions and Broadspire, a Crawford Company, recently announced the development of an integrated pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and preferred provider organization (PPO) program to create a next generation pharmacy management solution. The integrated program will launch later this year as a pilot… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Opioids & OK!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some legislative and regulatory news, as it was announced that the Oklahoma Senate has passed HB 2155, which will allow Oklahoma employers to offer alternative workers’ compensation insurance to their employees, as long as the benefits are similar to the state’s plan. Oklahoma State… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 4/20/12

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Mississippi Lawmakers Still Weighing Workers’ Compensation Changes Insurance Journal KASPER: Doctors Slowing Progress Evidence Based Anthem work comp’s selling, ISG/Stratacare’s buying Managed Care Matters Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links,… [Continue Reading]

TDI-DWC Requests Input for Development of Pain Mgmt (Opioid) Plan-Based Audit

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) acknowledges that prescription drug abuse and misuse, including opioids, is a serious issue in all health care delivery systems, including workers’ compensation. The TDI DWC seeks input and suggestions regarding the development of a new Plan-Based Audit… [Continue Reading]

OK State Chamber President Praises Passage of Workers’ Comp Alternative Coverage Bill

The State Chamber of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma State Chamber President Fred Morgan recently commented on the Senate’s passage of HB 2155 with a vote of 28-17. The bill will allow Oklahoma employers to offer alternative workers’ compensation insurance to their employees, as long as the benefits are similar to the state’s plan. “The current… [Continue Reading]

OIBC: Senate Adopted Workers’ Comp Alternative Will Help Retain Jobs, Protect Workers


Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma Senate has adopted HB 2155 – the Oklahoma Employee Injury Benefit Act – a proposal aimed at providing Oklahoma employers an option to the increasing costs and complexities of the state’s workers compensation system which is consistently rated in national reports as one of the most expensive and inefficient… [Continue Reading]

CA State Fund Reappoints Two to Board of Directors


San Francisco, CA – California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund, recently announced that two of the State Fund’s board members have been reappointed for another term of service. Governor Brown has re-appointment Daniel M. Curtin for another term. He joined State Fund’s Board of Directors in 2009 as part of California’s workers’ compensation… [Continue Reading]

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