May 15, 2018

WorkCompRecap: Watch the Drugs!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features WCRI’s announcement of their upcoming webinar on Narcotics. WCRI will present a one-hour discussion on Thursday, June7, 2012 at 1pm ET, with Senior Researcher Dongchun Wang covering higher use of narcotics among injured workers in key states, as well as lower compliance with treatment… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 6/1/12

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. [IL] House votes to outsource workers’ compensation administration The State Journal-Register Insurance commissioner advises boosting workers’ comp insurance rates Sacramento Business Journal NFL vs NFLPA CID Review Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We… [Continue Reading]

WCRI Announces Upcoming Webinar on Narcotics

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA — Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States with over fifteen thousand people dying last year from an overdose — about 40 deaths per day. What isn’t so clear is the impact on injured workers. Join WCRI’s senior researcher, Dongchun Wang, for a one-hour discussion… [Continue Reading]

TDI-DWC Finalizes Health Care Providers Pain Management (Opioid) Plan Based Audit

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – On April 10, 2012 the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) solicited and received constructive input from workers’ compensation system participants on its initial plan to audit opioid utilization in the Texas workers’ compensation system. All comments were carefully considered and… [Continue Reading]

Rising Promotes Fikes to VP of Marketing

Rising Medical Solutions

Chicago, IL – For Rachel Fikes marketing has never been about the sale, but about the customer, a philosophy that’s proven measurable with Rising’s revenue growth increasing nearly fivefold during her tenure. Now the Company is looking to bring its customer-focused approach to even more in the marketplace by beefing up… [Continue Reading]

SC WCC Submits New Mediation Regulation to General Assembly

South Carolina Workers Compensation Commission

Columbia, SC – At a Special Business Meeting on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, the Commission unanimously approved the final language for the new regulations for mediating workers’ compensation cases. The proposed Regulation Document No. 4286 has been submitted to the General Assembly for final approval. The proposed regulations add… [Continue Reading]

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of AMERISAFE, Inc. and Operating Subsidiaries

AM Best

Oldwick, NJ -(BusinessWire)- A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a” of American Interstate Insurance Company, Silver Oak Casualty, Inc. and American Interstate Insurance Company of Texas (Austin, TX), all property/casualty subsidiaries of AMERISAFE, Inc… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Premium & Predictive!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some news on the California WCIRB’s July 2012 Pure Premium Rate Filing, which was submitted to the Department of Insurance last month. Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved the new advisory pure premium rates that average $2.49 per $100 of payroll, coming in 8.26 percent higher… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 5/31/12

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Trial attorneys peeved about last-minute workers’ comp changes in budget bill Columbus Business First New National Workers’ Compensation Organization Formed Claims Journal New risks in workers comp – the rise of mining Managed Care Matters Editor’s Note:… [Continue Reading]

CA WCIRB: Insurance Commissioner Issues Decision on Rate Filing


San Francisco, CA – The Insurance Commissioner has issued a Decision regarding the WCIRB’s July 1, 2012 Pure Premium Rate Filing which was submitted to the Department of Insurance on April 12, 2012. In his Decision, the Commissioner approved new advisory pure premium rates that average $2.49 per $100 of payroll… [Continue Reading]

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