December 15, 2017

CSC Announces New RISKMASTER Accelerator Licensing Agreements

CSC

Falls Church, VA -(BusinessWire)- CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced that multiple self-insured organizations have licensed RISKMASTER Accelerator, an end-to-end claims and risk management system, over the last three quarters. The new clients, which represent the transportation, retail, oil and gas and healthcare industries… [Continue Reading]

BerkleyNet Names Connie F. Yost Chief Financial Officer

BerkleyNet Underwriters

WoodBridge, VA -(BusinessWire)- Berkley Net Underwriters, LLC (BerkleyNet) recently announced the appointment of Connie F. Yost as vice president and chief financial officer. The appointment is effective immediately. Ms. Yost will be based in the company’s Woodbridge, Virginia headquarters. Ms. Yost brings over 25 years of experience… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Catastrophic Costs…

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new edition of CWCI’s “Injury Score Card”, which examines detailed data on California work injury claims for head and spinal injuries without spinal cord involvement. While these claim types represent only a small fraction of all workers’ comp cases, they also represent… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 7/26/12

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Physician dispensing in comp – two small victories Managed Care Matters Telecommuting and workers’ compensation CID Review Drug Repackaging: WCRI and AHCS Evidence Based Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links,… [Continue Reading]

CWCI Score Card Looks at Head & Spinal Injury without Spinal Cord Involvement Claims

California Workers Compensation Institute (CWCI)

Oakland, CA – The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) has issued the third edition of its “Injury Score Card” featuring detailed data on California work injury claims for head and spinal injuries without spinal cord involvement, which represent only a small fraction of all workers’ compensation cases, but a disproportionate share… [Continue Reading]

Two Florida “Pill Mill” Doctors Charged with Oxycodone-Related Deaths

US Attorneys Office Seal

Miami, FL – Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida recently announced the filing of a Second Superseding Indictment charging Cynthia Cadet, 42, of Parkland, FL, and Joseph Castronuovo, 72, of Key Largo, FL, both doctors, with dispensing oxycodone and other controlled substances that resulted… [Continue Reading]

TDI-DWC Approves 9 to Self-Insure for Workers’ Compensation Claims

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) approved nine renewals of the Certificates of Authority for companies to self-insure their workers’ compensation claims for a one-year period under the TDI-DWC Self-Insurance Program. These companies collectively employ approximately… [Continue Reading]

A.M. Best Revises Outlook of Commonwealth Contractors Group Self-Insurance Assoc.

AM Best

Oldwick, NJ -(BusinessWire)- A.M. Best Co. has revised the outlook to negative from stable and affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and issuer credit rating of “a-” of Commonwealth Contractors Group Self-Insurance Association (CCGSIA) (Richmond, VA). The ratings reflect CCGSIA’s strong capitalization… [Continue Reading]

MS Insurance Commissioner Announces Key Staff Changes

Mississippi State Seal

Jackson, MS – Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney today announced the promotions of two members of Mississippi Insurance Department personnel to key senior staff positions. Kimberly Gilmer Causey has been promoted to the position of General Counsel for the Department and David Browning has been promoted to the position of… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Changing the Rules!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the recently hot topic of physician dispensing, with PCI’s announcement of their support for the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission’s forward progress on a rule change addressing significant markups on physician dispensed, repackaged prescription drugs… [Continue Reading]

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