May 15, 2018

WorkCompRecap: Rebate Rolling!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the Ohio BWC’s recent announcement that their Board unanimously approved a proposal from Governor John R. Kasich to leverage the BWC’s strong financial position by returning $1 billion to 210,000 Ohio employers. The entire rebate proposal totals $1.9 billion and also calls for the tripling… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 5/31/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Hawai’ian Drug Summit – weird goings on… Managed Care Matters Oklahoma reforms to opt out of comp system almost a done deal Risk & Insurance Sentencing in the Long Island Railroad Disability Fraud Scheme MCNTalk Editor’s Note:… [Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Board Approves $1 Billion Rebate, Reduction in Private Employer Rates

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Actions taken recently by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will set in motion the distribution of $1 billion in cash rebates to Ohio employers, many of which can now also plan for additional savings through decreasing overall base-rates. The board unanimously approved a proposal set forward by Governor John… [Continue Reading]

CA DWC Posts Revised Interpreter Services Regulations for 2nd 15-day Comment Period

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has modified the proposed Interpreter Services regulations. DWC posted the modified regulation text and forms on the DWC website and electronically distributed the second 15-day notice of modification to interested parties. Members of the public may comment on… [Continue Reading]

FDA: Main Street Family Pharmacy Issues Recall of All Sterile Compounded Products


Newbern, TN – Main Street Family Pharmacy, LLC recently announced a voluntary nationwide recall of all lots of all sterile products compounded by the pharmacy. The compounded products that are subject to the recall are those products with a use by date on or before November 20, 2013. The recall is being initiated due to seven (7) reported… [Continue Reading]

Eastern Insurance Holdings, Inc. Announces Shareholder Dividend Increase

Eastern Insurance Holdings, Inc.

Lancaster, PA – Eastern Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIHI) recently announced that its board of directors declared a $0.11 per share quarterly cash dividend on its issued and outstanding shares of common stock, an increase from $0.09 per share. The dividend will be payable on June 28, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Chats & Convictions!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the recent announcement from TechHealth of the launch of their new site, which features a new chat functionality to give claims handlers, providers, and injured workers access to their 24-hour support staff. The new site also offers an enhanced focus on TechHealth’s core programs and… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 5/30/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Affordable Care and Workers’ Comp – a miss Managed Care Matters Controversial physician dispensing legislation goes to Florida governor Risk & Insurance Shrink Who Bilked Workers’ Comp Settles Out of Court PC 360 Editor’s Note: These links… [Continue Reading]

TechHealth Launches New Website with Live Chat


Tampa, FL – TechHealth, Inc., a provider of software-enabled management of medical services for workers’ compensation, recently announced the launch of its new website at The new site has a live, web-enabled chat feature to give claims handlers, providers, and injured workers access to TechHealth’s 24-hour… [Continue Reading]

Social Media Helps Convict Ohio Woman of Committing Workers’ Comp Fraud

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Kelley Wheeler of Port Clinton (Ottawa County) recently pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud after her Facebook postings helped prove she was working while collecting benefits for a workplace injury. Wheeler pleaded guilty May 16 in a Franklin County courtroom and was ordered to repay more than $61,000… [Continue Reading]

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