March 15, 2018

CA CHSWC Announces Injury and Illness Prevention Program Training for General Industry


Oakland, CA – The California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) recently announced Injury and Illness Prevention (IIPP) training and resources for general industry and small business. This training is part of the Commission’s Worker Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Program… [Continue Reading]

TX Governor Perry Appoints Rathgeber as Commissioner of Insurance

Texas State Seal

Austin, TX – Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Julia Rathgeber of Austin as State Commissioner of Insurance for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2015. The commissioner oversees the Texas Department of Insurance, which regulates the insurance industry and provides information and assistance to insurance consumers. Rathgeber is currently… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Abuse & Adjustments!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Modern Medical’s recent announcement of the release of Opioid Defense Manager (ODM), a managed care program aimed at stopping rising opioid abuse in the workers’ compensation industry. The program was initially launched in a test capacity in November 2012, and according to…

CompLines: 5/29/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Random observations from NCCI Managed Care Matters Carpal tunnel syndrome CID Review R.I. Nightclub Owners Say They Didn’t Know Part-Timers Needed WC Coverage Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all… [Continue Reading]

Modern Medical Introduces Opioid Abuse Solution for Workers’ Comp Industry

Modern Medical

Lewis Center, OH – Modern Medical recently announced the nationwide rollout of Opioid Defense Manager (ODM). Launched in November 2012 in a test phase, ODM is Modern Medical’s revolutionary managed care program to stop the rising opioid abuse in the workers’ compensation industry. ODM is a proactive, customized… [Continue Reading]

CA DWC: SB 863 Adjustments Made to Qualified Medical Evaluator Writing Course

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is advising physicians who wish to be certified as Qualified Medical Evaluators (QMEs) in the California workers’ compensation system that the required 12-hour report writing course has been revised to conform to Senate Bill (SB) 863. The report writing course… [Continue Reading]

Concentra Names Ted Bucknam as President


Dallas, TX -(PRNewswire)- Concentra, a subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), recently announced the appointment of Ted Bucknam as President of Concentra. In his new role, Bucknam will be responsible for leading the development and execution of the company’s strategy, including its expanding footprint and integration with Humana… [Continue Reading]

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries

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 the property/casualty subsidiaries of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI) (headquartered in New York, NY) [NASDAQ: AFSI], also known as AmTrust Group (AmTrust). Concurrently.. [Continue Reading]

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]

Chris Walsh: Workers’ Compensation: “Got an App for That?”

Chris Walsh

Once again our national headlines are filled with articles detailing the meteoric rise and fall of various software and hardware companies. The stories have a plot line similar to those we read during the Internet boom of the 1990s. While many people have followed the decline of industry giants such as IBM, Dell, and the rise of Google, app stores, and mobile devices … [Continue Reading]

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