October 17, 2017

WorkCompRecap: Rates & Updates!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the recent announcement from Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Mike Consedine that a workers’ compen rate reduction of 4.01 percent will go into effect next week on the first. The rate cut could result in a projected overall premium reduction of up to $110 million for Pennsylvania employers… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 3/29/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Health care – not a ‘system’ but an Industry. Managed Care Matters North Dakota workers’ compensation CID Review Liberty Mutual, AIG settle workers comp assessment case Business Insurance Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources.… [Continue Reading]

Workers’ Comp Insurance Rates to Decline for Some Pennsylvania Employers in April

PA Insurance Department

Harrisburg, PA – Insurance Commissioner Mike Consedine recently announced a workers’ compensation rate reduction that will go into effect next week. The overall decrease of 4.01 percent is effective April 1, 2013. “We are very pleased with the rate reduction which is the second workers’ compensation decrease in a row… [Continue Reading]

CA DWC Announces Update to Lien Filing Fee Payment System for JET File

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

Oakland, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation’s (DWC) lien filing fee payment system has been updated as of March 2, 2013 so that JET Filers can pay the required filing fee and file their liens in one integrated process. JET Filers who filed liens requiring payment of the filing fee between Jan. 1 and March 2, 2013 but did not pay the fee… [Continue Reading]

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of AMERISAFE, Inc. and Its Operating Subsidiaries

AM Best

Oldwick, NJ -(BusinessWire)- A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a” of American Interstate Insurance Company, Silver Oak Casualty, Inc. and American Interstate Insurance Company of Texas (Austin, TX) (collectively referred to as Amerisafe), all property/casualty… [Continue Reading]

Ohio Man Sentenced for Workers’ Comp Fraud, Must Pay $12,000

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Special Investigations Department recently announced that Jerry E. Armstrong (Elyria, Lorain County) has pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree felony count of workers’ compensation fraud for working while receiving Temporary Total Disability benefits for a prior workplace injury… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Looking Lower!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features more research from WCRI with the release of a new edition of their CompScope Medical Benchmarks series. Michigan is under examination in this edition, where medical payments were lower than typical for the 16 state study, while injured workers reported outcomes that were typical compared with… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 3/28/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Just how dangerous is compounding? Managed Care Matters Domestic violence and workers’ compensation CID Review NYCIRB Examines N.Y.’s Proposed Workers’ Comp Reform Bills Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all… [Continue Reading]

WCRI: Medical Care Costs Low in Michigan; Will Monitor Impact of Recent Law Change

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – The costs of medical care for injured workers in Michigan is the lowest of any state in a 16-state study, CompScope Medical Benchmarks for Michigan, 13th Edition, conducted by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). While medical payments in Michigan were lower than typical of the 16 states in the study… [Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Recognizes Safety Council of the Year

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator and CEO Steve Buehrer recently announced the annual safety council of the year award winners. The winners are among Ohio’s 80 safety councils, which work to increase safety awareness in the workplace and educate businesses on occupational safety… [Continue Reading]

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