June 27, 2017

A New Leader Speaks!

In today’s issue of WorkCompRecap we announce a new leader, and the publishing of his new post in WorkCompWire’s exclusive “Leaders Speak” section, which features leaders from the Workers’ Compensation Industry, and focuses on issues that are timely, relevant, and thought provoking. Are you ready?? [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 4/30/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Opioids in workers’ comp – problems with long-term usage and what to do about it Managed Care Matters NCCI: Florida ruling on temporary total disability may affect comp rates Risk & Insurance North Dakota Workers’ Comp Handling… [Continue Reading]

Chris Mandel: To Bundle or Not to Bundle, That is the Question!

Chris Mandel

To purchase services on a bundled or unbundled basis is a question that risk managers have debated for many years. In the past, conventional thinking among many risk professionals was to purchase services from distinct service providers. This decision was typically based on which vendors were perceived to offer the highest quality or lowest-priced services. In recent years… [Continue Reading]

CompWest Partners with Phoenix Risk Mgmt to Write CA Health Care Workers’ Comp

Accident Fund

Santa Ana, CA -(PRNewswire)- In an economy where jobs in general seem to be increasingly difficult to find, positions in the health care field continue to grow and are projected to increase significantly over the next decade. According to a 2012 report published by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and Workforce, there will be… [Continue Reading]

NY WCB Seeks Feedback on Proposed Non-Acute Pain Medical Treatment Guidelines

NYWCB

Albany, NY – New York State Workers’ Compensation Board Chair Robert Beloten recently released the following announcement seeking feedback on Proposed Medical Treatment Guidelines for Non-Acute pain: In October 2011, I appointed a Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) charged with developing additional medical… [Continue Reading]

Ohio Landscaper Ordered to Pay $18,000 for Workers’ Comp Fraud

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A Convoy (Van Wert County) man was recently sentenced for working at his landscaping business while receiving Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation (BWC) benefits for a prior workplace injury. Mark Mefferd was ordered to repay more than $18,000 after he was convicted of fraud for improperly collecting those benefits from BWC… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Rates & Report!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new report brief from Acrometis that found that the process of automatically approving provider bills that are under a certain dollar amount can cost workers’ comp payers millions. The report also notes that auto-approval carries a risk for agreeing to treatment that exposes… [Continue Reading]

Acrometis Report: Auto Approving Low-Dollar Provider Bills Costs WC Payers Millions

Acrometis

Malvern, PA – To process numerous claims as quickly as possible, many workers’ compensation payers automatically approve provider bills that are under a certain dollar amount. This practice costs payers millions, according to a new Strength in Numbers report from Acrometis. As cited in Acrometis’ first Strength in… [Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Proposes Cut in Private Sector Rates

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation recently proposed a 2.1% base-rate reduction for private employers at the BWC Board of Directors’ Actuarial Committee meeting. The recommendation would reduce employer premiums by $29 million for the July 1, 2014 policy year. If approved by BWC’s Board of Directors… [Continue Reading]

Chubb First Quarter Net Income per Share Increases 36%

Chubb Insurance

Warren, NJ -(PRNewswire)- The Chubb Corporation [NYSE: CB] recently reported that net income in the first quarter of 2013 was $656 million, compared to $506 million in the first quarter of 2012. First quarter net income per share increased 36% to $2.48 in 2013 from $1.83 in 2012. Operating income, which the company… [Continue Reading]

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