March 24, 2018

RI DLT Announces New Assessment Rate for Workers’ Compensation Insurers


Cranston, RI – The RI Department of Labor and Training has proposed an assessment rate for Workers’ Compensation insurers of 6.75 percent for the coming year, effective July 15, 2011. This rate has remained level every year since 2008. Director Charles J. Fogarty explains, “By keeping the assessment rate level for 2011 the department has acted… [Continue Reading]

Flynn Appointed Associate Chief Judge for CA Division of Workers’ Compensation

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

Oakland, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is pleased to announce that Administrative Director Rosa Moran has selected Ellen Flynn as Associate Chief Judge. In this position, Flynn will oversee the Southern California offices, monitor procedures for effective calendar management, participate in the implementation… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Enforce & Expand!

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 its May edition posted… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 6/22/12

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. What’s a Prescription Monitoring Program and why you should care Managed Care Matters Does Not Having Workers’ Compensation Insurance Save Money? CID Review American Pain: The Largest U.S. Pill Mill’s Rise and Fall Bloomberg Businessweek Editor’s Note:… [Continue Reading]

TX Division of Workers’ Compensation Announces May 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]

CA State Fund Files First-Ever Tiered Rating Plan, Zero Net Increase in Overall Rates


Vacaville, CA – State Compensation Insurance Fund recently announced its first-ever tiered rating plan has been filed with the California Department of Insurance. The plan will apply to policies renewing or incepting on or after September 1, 2012. Although manual rates will increase for some classifications, the rate filing calls for a zero net… [Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Sets Low, Stable Rates for Specialty Funds

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) recently approved rates for several funds that support Ohioans whose workplace injuries caused permanent disability, and those working in the marine and coal industries. The BWC Board of Directors approved a 20 percent rate decrease for employers insured… [Continue Reading]

LA Workforce Commission Announces Three more Arrested for Workers’ Comp Fraud

LA Workforce Commission

Baton Rouge, LA – The Louisiana Workforce Commission and law enforcement agencies continued the fight against workers’ compensation fraud with three recent arrests in the New Orleans metro area. A Metairie construction company owner, a laborer from Kenner and an Abita Springs legal secretary were arrested… [Continue Reading]

A.M. Best Revises Outlook to Negative for Old Glory Insurance Company

AM Best

Oldwick, NJ -(BusinessWire)- A.M. Best Co. has revised the outlook to negative from stable and affirmed the financial strength rating of B++ (Good) and issuer credit rating of “bbb” of Old Glory Insurance Company (Old Glory) (Tyler, TX). The revised outlook reflects the declining trend in Old Glory’s underwriting performance over the past… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Offing Opioids!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features a preview of a new study conducted by the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC), which examined the impact of a pharmacy closed formulary adopted by Commissioner Rod Bordelon in 2011. While the study only compared injuries that occurred between… [Continue Reading]

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