December 15, 2017

Tim Riley: Protect Yourself Against Fraud

Tim Riley

Insurance fraud occurs every day across the United States. While most workers’ compensation claims filed in Texas and other states stem from real instances of on-the-job injuries, there are, unfortunately, people who cheat the system. Consequently, fraud drives up costs for employers, consumers and… [Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Extends $65 million Private Employer Rate Cut

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) today extended the $65 million in rate cuts enacted last year for Ohio’s private sector employers to the 2013 policy year that begins July 1. BWC’s board of directors approved the proposal to maintain the statewide average rate at the current level, therefore maintaining… [Continue Reading]

Texas Mutual Board Approves $150M Policyholder Dividend Distribution

Texas Mutual

Austin, TX – Texas Mutual Insurance Company’s board of directors recently approved the company’s plan to distribute $150 million in workers’ compensation dividends. This marks the 14th consecutive year the board has approved a dividend distribution to qualifying policyholder owners. By the end of 2012, Texas Mutual will have paid… [Continue Reading]

CA WCIRB Announces New Policyholder Ombudsman

CA WCIRB

San Francisco, CA – California employers have a new workers’ compensation Policyholder Ombudsman. Ms. Addie Wong took over the Ombudsman position in March and has begun developing an outreach program aimed at raising awareness of the Ombudsman office and the services she offers to California employers. Created as… [Continue Reading]

TDI Names Insurance Fraud Prosecutor for Bexar County

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – The Texas Department of Insurance announced the assignment of a fraud prosecutor to work exclusively with criminal prosecutors in Bexar County to combat insurance fraud. TDI is expanding a partnership with local law enforcement which was started in Dallas County in 2005 and has netted more than 250 criminal indictments and… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Expand & Enforce!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap finishes out the week strong with some catch up on a fan favorite: The Texas Department of Insurance’s Division of Workers’ Compensation’s Enforcement Actions Report, which just had a bunch of recent actions posted! Find out who’s on the list… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 5/25/12

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Penn. Pain Management Doc Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Insurers Insurance Journal Md. Last-Resort Workers’ Comp Insurer to Become Independent Corporation PC 360 Board expected to rule in 30 days on former Trooper Matt Mitchell’s plea for workers’… [Continue Reading]

TX Division of Workers’ Compensation Announces Recent 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). The final actions include orders related to violations of the Texas Labor Code and rules promulgated by the Commissioner of Workers… [Continue Reading]

PMSI Expands Online Pain Management Resource Center for Workers’ Comp

PMSI

Tampa, FL -(PRWeb)- PMSI has recently announced the expansion of its online Pain Management Resource Center that includes portals for injured workers, physicians, claims professionals and employers. The site provides accurate, up-to-date information on various pain management topics that have been customized to the unique… [Continue Reading]

MI Governor Appoints Stevenson to State Board of Pharmacy

Michigan State Seal

Lansing, MI – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of James Stevenson, of Northville, to the Michigan Board of Pharmacy. The 11-member board is responsible for regulating and inspecting the practice of pharmacy and drugs manufactured and distributed in the state. “This board plays a critical role in protecting… [Continue Reading]

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