March 19, 2018

CompLines: 7/25/12

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. The hardening WC market – another indicator Managed Care Matters Experts offer thoughts in wake of latest opioid report Risk & Insurance Enhance Workers’ Comp Predictive Modeling with Injury Groupings PC 360 Editor’s Note: These links lead… [Continue Reading]

PCI Supports IL Rule Change Regarding Markups of Physician Dispensed, Repackaged Drugs


Chicago, IL – The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is pleased that the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission has moved forward on a rule change addressing significant markups on physician dispensed, repackaged prescription drugs. From a countrywide perspective, prescription drug costs represent… [Continue Reading]

IAIABC’s Proof of Coverage 3.0 Release Now Available


Madison, WI – The IAIABC EDI Implementation Guide for Proof of Coverage, Release 3.0, was recently published on July 1, 2012 and is now available. This guide includes reporting requirements for the insured, employer, header, trailer, and acknowledgment records. These requirements are generally common to all states; however… [Continue Reading]

IWIF Selects FirstBest Underwriting Management System and Agent Portal


Bedford, MA -(PRNewswire)- FirstBest Systems, Inc., provider of insurance software solutions for global insurance carriers, today announced that IWIF, the Injured Workers’ Insurance Fund and Maryland’s largest writer of workers’ compensation insurance, has selected and begun deployment of the FirstBest Underwriting… [Continue Reading]

Ohio Real Estate Agent Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A Cleveland (Cuyahoga County) man must repay more than $30,000 after he was discovered working as a real estate agent while collecting injured worker benefits. Greg Robinson pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud after an investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation revealed his wrongdoing… [Continue Reading]

Succeed Welcomes Jo Ann Veltri as Technical Services Director

Succeed MS

Wilsonville, OR -(PRWeb)- Succeed Management Solutions recently announced that they are pleased and excited to announce that Jo Ann Veltri will join the company to lead their Technical Services department. Jo Ann brings a wealth of risk management expertise, enabling them to assist their partners and clients with all risk… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Self Examination…

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of some interesting findings from CWCI, who recently conducted a review of data released by the state Office of Self-Insurance Plans. According to CWCI, private self-insured claim frequency showed little change in 2011 as medical-only claims came down slightly and lost-time… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 7/24/12

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. WCRI – under assault by physician dispensing company Managed Care Matters Drug costs in workers’ compensation CID Review CMS Approval No Longer Required in NJ Workers’ Compensation Settlements Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news… [Continue Reading]

CWCI: Private Self-Insured Claims Frequency Flat in 2011, Incurred Losses Up $25 Million

California Workers Compensation Institute (CWCI)

Oakland, CA – California workers’ compensation private self-insured claim frequency showed little change in 2011 as the incidence of medical-only claims edged down slightly, while lost-time claim frequency registered a marginal increase according to a California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) review of data released by… [Continue Reading]

WV Governor Announces Another Reduction for Workers’ Compensation Loss Cost Rates

West Virginia State Seal

Charleston, WV – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin recently announced the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) filed a reduction in workers’ compensation loss cost rates with the West Virginia Insurance Commissioner. The NCCI proposed an overall decrease of 9.1 percent, effective November 1, 2012. This filing… [Continue Reading]

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