June 19, 2018

WorkCompRecap: Rallying Reform!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features multiple industry groups’ endorsements of new legislative proposals to reform New York’s workers’ comp system which were recently released as part of Governor Cuomo’s 2013-2014 Executive Budget. The AIA endorsed the proposals, and noting that changes included assessing employers on… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 1/24/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Bear mauls stoned worker, judge adds insult to injury. Managed Care Matters Late-term workers comp claim costs expected to grow: NCCI Business Insurance Workers’ Compensation Reform in Oklahoma CID Review Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside… [Continue Reading]

AIA Endorses NY Governor Cuomo’s Workers’ Compensation Proposals

American Insurance Association

Washington, DC – The American Insurance Association (AIA) announced its support of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D-NY) proposals to simplify and strengthen New York’s workers’ compensation system. Gov. Cuomo’s legislative proposals, which were recently released as part of the 2013-2014 Executive Budget are designed to achieve… [Continue Reading]

PCI Praises Governor Cuomo on Workers Compensation Reform Proposal

PCI

Albany, NY – Governor Cuomo’s plan to reform workers compensation as recently outlined in his budget address is a positive step forward and should help bring down costs, which is vital to New York’s economic recovery, according to the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). “Governor Cuomo has made workers compensation… [Continue Reading]

Healthcare Solutions & Franco Signor Partner to Provide MSP Compliance & Pharmacy Mgmt

Healthcare Solutions

Atlanta, GA – Healthcare Solutions and Franco Signor LLC recently announced an exclusive partnership to provide enhanced Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Compliance and Pharmacy Management Services to their combined customers in the workers’ compensation, liability and auto casualty markets. The partnership… [Continue Reading]

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of JRG Reinsurance Company, Ltd. and Certain Affiliates

AM Best

Oldwick, NJ -(BusinessWire)- A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a-” of JRG Reinsurance Company, Ltd. (JRG Re) (Hamilton, Bermuda) and its U.S. affiliates, James River Insurance Company (JRIC) (Columbus, OH), James River Casualty Company and… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: New NCCI Report!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new research report from NCCI that examines workers compensation medical services provided beyond 20 years after the injury. According to NCCI, it is likely that more than 10% of the cost of medical benefits for injuries that occur this year will be for services provided more than… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 1/23/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. In workers’ comp, it’s the tail that’ll kill you Managed Care Matters Okla. lawmakers consider switch to administrative workers comp system Business Insurance California DWC Invites Public Comment CID Review Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside… [Continue Reading]

New NCCI Report: Medical Services for Claims 20 or More Years Old

NCCI Holdings, Inc.

Boca Raton, FL – The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) recently released a new report that looks at workers compensation medical services provided beyond 20 years after the injury. According to NCCI, it is likely that more than 10% of the cost of medical benefits for the workplace injuries that occur this year will be… [Continue Reading]

Paradigm Introduces Michael Choo, MD, as Chief Medical Officer

Paradigm Management Services

Walnut Creek, CA -(MarketWire)- Paradigm Outcomes, the nation’s leading provider of catastrophic medical management services, recently announced the appointment of Michael Choo, MD, to the role of Chief Medical Officer. He is responsible for leading research and development, enhancing clinical operations and maintaining… [Continue Reading]

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