December 15, 2017

CA DWC posts IAIABC Medical Release 2 Standards to online forum for public comment

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is planning to transfer the Workers’ Compensation Information System (WCIS) from International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) Medical Release 1.1 to IAIABC Medical Release 2 in the fall of 2014. The California Electronic Data… [Continue Reading]

WA Woman Charged with Theft and Perjury in $16,000 Workers’ Comp Scam

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Tumwater, WA – An Idaho woman faces felony charges after allegedly receiving more than $12,000 in workers’ compensation benefits and nearly $4,000 for vocational rehabilitation while claiming she was unable to work. The Attorney General’s Office recently filed charges against Donna Childers-Adams in Thurston County Superior Court. She faces… [Continue Reading]

CA State Fund Wins Four Communications Awards

Texas Mutual

Vacaville, CA – California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund (State Fund) received several awards at the annual conference of the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds (AASCIF). AASCIF, an association of workers’ compensation insurance companies from 26 different states nationwide, plus eight workers’… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Rolling Reductions!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s recent announcement that the state will be seeing an 8.8% overall reduction in workers’ compensation loss cost rates from NCCI. This most recent adjustment serves as the ninth consecutive decrease in loss costs since privatization, and accounts for a cumulative… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 7/26/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. The Allstate – Prescription Partners suit; the details… Managed Care Matters The “Empowerment” Myth Risk & Insurance What Makes Claims Adjusters Tick? WC Insights Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links,… [Continue Reading]

WV Gov.Tomblin Announces 9th Consecutive Reduction for Workers’ Comp Insurance Rates

West Virginia State Seal

Charleston, WV – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin recently announced West Virginia has received a reduction in workers’ compensation loss cost rates from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). “With this reduction, West Virginia employers will have saved $250 million since workers’ compensation… [Continue Reading]

Broadspire Hosts 2nd Annual Pharmacy Issues Summit

Broadspire

Atlanta, GA – Broadspire’s Sunrise office recently hosted the 2nd Annual Broadspire Pharmacy Issues Summit, a day-long conference designed to facilitate learning and discussion about key issues surrounding the pharmacy benefits component of workers compensation. Broadspire is a leading third-party administrator of workers compensation… [Continue Reading]

CA DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Oct. 19 Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – Applications are now being accepted for the Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) examination, which will take place Saturday, Oct. 19. QMEs are independent physicians certified by the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Medical Unit to conduct medical evaluations of injured workers. Applications for the… [Continue Reading]

Chubb Reports Q2 Income per Share of $2.21; Operating Income per Share Up 29%

Chubb Insurance

Warren, NJ – The Chubb Corporation [NYSE: CB] today reported that net income in the second quarter of 2013 was $579 million compared to $404 million in the second quarter of 2012. Net income per share increased 49% to $2.21 from $1.48. Operating income, which the company defines as net income excluding after-tax realized… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Bringing Briefs!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some legal news as the Ohio BWC recently filed the opening brief in its appeal of the decision in San Allen, Inc. et al vs. Stephen Buehrer, Administrator, BWC. Buehrer noted that the BWC has maintained its belief that it acted within its authority in establishing rates… [Continue Reading]

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