December 15, 2017

Key Risk Launches Website for Agents, Insurance Clients and Self-Insured Employers

Key Risk

Greensboro, NC -(BusinessWire)- Key Risk, a provider of workers compensation insurance products and services for employers throughout the eastern United States, recently announced the launch of their updated website. Designed to support the workers compensation needs of agents, insurance clients and self-insured employers, the enhanced… [Continue Reading]

CA Department of Insurance Approves WCIRB TRIPRA Endorsements

CA WCIRB

San Francisco, CA – The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (TRIPRA) was enacted in 2007 and, in the absence of Congressional action, will expire on December 31, 2014. It is unknown at this time whether Congress will take action regarding TRIPRA. The WCIRB submitted the Notification Endorsement of… [Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC: Facebook Photos Reveal Man Fraudulently Collecting Workers’ Comp

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Michael Mallory, formerly of New Bremen (Auglaize County), recently pleaded guilty in Franklin Common Pleas Court to workers’ compensation fraud after relocating and posting on Facebook photos of his work for an Arizona employer. Mallory was ordered to pay BWC $7,644.08 in restitution and investigative costs to the Ohio Bureau… [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]

CompLines: 8/20/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. State senators urge maker of OxyContin to turn over names of physicians LA Times Montana Touts Continued Workers’ Comp Improvement Insurance Journal Curbing the Claim-Related Opioid Abuse Epidemic PC 360 Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside… [Continue Reading]

Peter Rousmaniere: Foreign Born Workers Take Center Stage

Peter Rousmaniere

This is the Year of the Immigrant Worker. As we all know, Congress is deeply engaged in the first serious chance for comprehensive immigration law reform since the 1980s. Foreign born workers, in part due to their numbers, in part due to their employment skewed toward above average injury risk jobs, sustain a large share of the nation’s annual three million work injuries… [Continue Reading]

CA DWC Final Interpreter Services Regulations Now in Effect

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved the Division of Workers’ Compensation’s (DWC) final version of interpreter services regulations, one of the sections that implemented major reform provisions of Senate Bill 863. The interpreter services regulations went into effect yesterday. DWC filed its certificate… [Continue Reading]

TX Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Appoints New Medical Advisor

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Rod Bordelon recently announced the appointment of Dr. David Davis as the Medical Advisor for the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC), effective August 26, 2013. In accordance with the Texas Labor Code the TDI-DWC employs… [Continue Reading]

FL OIR Issues Statement on Annual NCCI Workers’ Compensation Rate Filing

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

Tallahassee, FL – The Office of Insurance Regulation recently announced it has received the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) annual rate filing for workers’ compensation insurance rates in Florida. The proposed overall rate change is an increase of 1 percent to become effective on January 1, 2014; however, it reflects… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Ready for Re-engineering!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the New York State WCB’s recent announcement that it is beginning a business process re-engineering project designed to significantly improve the experience of injured workers and employers in the state’s workers’ compensation system. The board has retained Deloitte to assist them in the process, and… [Continue Reading]

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