May 26, 2018

CO DORA Announces Resignation of Insurance Commissioner Jim Riesberg

Colorado DORA DOI

Denver, CO – Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) Executive Director Barbara Kelley recently announced that Jim Riesberg, Insurance Commissioner and Director for the Division of Insurance, is resigning from his position, effective July 8. Riesberg has served as Insurance Commissioner since July, 2011. “Jim brought rich… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Review & Report!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Board’s notice of the upcoming review of HEA 1320, which was signed into law May 11. According to the Board, the bill was passed with the understanding that this summer, the interim study committee on insurance would look into a number of issues that… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 6/27/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. The true cost of opioids Managed Care Matters Initiative seeks to prevent fatalities, injuries among temporary workers Risk & Insurance Delaware Legislature Adopts Workers’ Compensation Reform Bill Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news… [Continue Reading]

IN WCB: Committee to Review Changes to Worker’s Comp & Occupational Diseases Act

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Indianapolis, IN – HEA 1320 was signed into law May 11, 2013. It was amended several times, and the final version was passed with the understanding that, this summer, the interim study committee on insurance would look into a number of the issues over which there was still conflict. Included on the list of topics the committee will consider… [Continue Reading]

Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court Releases 2012 Annual Report

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Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court recently released the 2012 edition of its Annual Report. The Annual Report provides information regarding 2012 claims filings by various parameters, including but not limited to, NAICS Sectors, Part of Body Injured, Nature of Injury or Illness, etc. Additional information… [Continue Reading]

CA State Fund Selects New Chief Medical Officer


San Francisco, CA – State Compensation Insurance Fund (State Fund) has selected Dr. Dinesh Govindarao as its new Chief Medical Officer for the organization effective July 8, 2013.As Chief Medical Officer, Govindarao will represent State Fund as an advocate for California injured workers and a driver of change in regulatory… [Continue Reading]

US Attorney: Kentucky Pain Clinics, Pharmacy And Owner Convicted By Jury On All Counts

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Lexington, KY – The owner of pill mills in Georgetown, Ky., and Dry Ridge, Ky., which illegally dispensed prescription drugs to thousands of patients, was found guilty on all 21 counts of drug trafficking, money laundering, opening and maintaining a drug involved premise and conspiracy charges. On Thursday, the jury returned guilty… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Enforced & Updated!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap kicks off with some enforcement news with a fan favorite: The Texas Department of Insurance’s Division of Workers’ Compensation’s Enforcement Actions Report, which just had a recent edition posted! Find out… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 6/26/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Obesity as a Disease: All About the Economics Evidence Based Workers’ comp insurers ponder effects of TRIA’s potential demise Risk & Insurance North Dakota’s Workers’ Comp Agency to Send Employers Refunds Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links… [Continue Reading]

TX Division of Workers’ Compensation Announces Recent Enforcement Actions

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Rod Bordelon recently announced final disciplinary actions taken by the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC). The final actions include orders related to violations of the Texas Labor Code and rules promulgated by the Commissioner… [Continue Reading]

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