March 20, 2018

Coventry and First Health Texas HCNs First to be Available in All 254 Counties

Coventry WCS

Franklin, TN – On January 16, 2013, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) approved the remaining 23 counties for the two HCNs offered by Coventry Workers’ Comp Services, giving both a footprint in all 254 Texas counties. While the additional 23 counties are rural, this expansion means that both the First Health HCN and Coventry Workers’… [Continue Reading]

MI Governor Makes Appointments to Workers’ Comp Board of Magistrates

Michigan State Seal

Lansing, MI – Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced four appointments and three reappointments to the Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates.Housed within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the 17-member commission chairs hearings on workers’ compensation cases statewide. “These appointees… [Continue Reading]

Patriot National Appoints John J. Rearer President of Patriot Underwriters, Inc.

Patriot National

Ft. Lauderdale, FL -(PRNewswire)- Patriot National Insurance Group, a provider of workers’ compensation insurance solutions announced the appointment of John Rearer as President of its subsidiary, Patriot Underwriters, Inc. Mr. Rearer was previously Patriot National Insurance Group’s Regional Vice President for the… [Continue Reading]

UPMC WorkPartners Workers’ Comp Product Now Available in Central, Eastern Pennsylvania

UPMC WorkPartners

Pittsburgh, PA -(PRNewswire)- The UPMC WorkPartners’ workers’ compensation product has expanded its reach and is now available to companies in central and eastern Pennsylvania. The workers’ compensation product is part of an expanding set of UPMC WorkPartners services aimed at providing health and productivity solutions to… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: In the Spotlight!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features a new spotlight report from the CA WCIRB that focuses on the changes to the experience rating values contained in the California Workers’ Compensation Experience Rating Plan that became effective on January 1. The WCIRB noted that they had been receiving significant numbers of questions… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 1/25/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. A tale of two states – Idaho and Florida Managed Care Matters Should psychological claims be included in workers’ compensation? CID Review OFF BEAT: DA’s investigator nailed in workers comp fraud scheme Business Insurance Editor’s Note: These… [Continue Reading]

CA WCIRB Spotlight Focuses on 2013 Experience Rating Plan


San Francisco, CA – The WCIRB has released a new Spotlight story to its homepage highlighting the changes to the experience rating values contained in the California Workers’ Compensation Experience Rating Plan – 1995 (Experience Rating Plan) effective January 1, 2013. The Spotlight article is in response to questions received by… [Continue Reading]

EK Health Promotes Sherry Busbee to Case Management Services Executive

EK Health

San Jose, CA -(BusinessWire)- EK Health Services, Inc., a leading national workers’ compensation managed care company, has promoted Sherry Busbee to Assistant Vice President of Case Management. Busbee will be responsible for EK Health’s Case Management division. Among her duties are developing new case management… [Continue Reading]

Governor Dean and U.S. Senator Gregg Join WCRI Conference

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – Former Governor Howard Dean and former U.S. Senator Judd Gregg will participate in a conversation at the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) Annual Issues & Research Conference, February 27–28, at the Boston Marriott Cambridge. As the U.S. Congress nears the fiscal cliff deadline of March 1, 2013… [Continue Reading]

NY WCB Revokes Doc’s Authorization to Perform IMEs


Schenectady, NY – Please be advised that Dr. Mario Silvestri’s authorization to perform independent medical examinations in the New York State workers’ compensation system has been revoked effective September 21, 2012. Dr. Silvestri’s last known business address is 1003 Monroe Street, Endicott, NY, 13760. Last know city of practice… [Continue Reading]

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