June 20, 2018

NY SWCB to Work with Stakeholders to Improve System Performance


Schenectady, NY – The Workers’ Compensation Board is beginning a broad-based business process re-engineering project (BPR) designed to significantly improve the experience of injured workers and employers in the New York workers’ compensation system. Workers’ compensation in New York is a modern and sophisticated social insurance system… [Continue Reading]

WCRI Welcomes Former CEO of Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA -(PRWeb)- The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) recently announced that the former CEO of the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission, Alan McClain, would be joining WCRI as a Regional Director. “We are excited to have someone of Alan’s knowledge, credibility, and experience joining WCRI… [Continue Reading]

Texas Man Sentenced for Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Texas Mutual

Austin, TX – Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently reported that a Travis County district court sentenced Michael Shane Schmidt of Mineral Wells, Texas, on workers’ compensation fraud-related charges. The court sentenced Schmidt to one year of deferred adjudication and ordered him to pay $2,649 in restitution to Texas Mutual. Schmidt reported… [Continue Reading]

EK Health Moves National Bill Review Office to Accommodate Future Growth

EK Health

San Jose, CA -(BusinessWire)- EK Health Services®, Inc., a national workers’ compensation managed care company, announces the opening of its relocated Sacramento office. The move provides additional space for EK Health’s national bill review services, and offers opportunity for future growth. Headquartered in… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Boosts & Busts!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features MTI America’s recent announcement that they have upgraded their client portal to help workers’ comp adjusters and case managers better manage clinical concerns, costs and utilization. The site contains claims’ entire ancillary histories from initial referral to claim closure, and allows… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 8/16/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Highlights of the Survey of Drug Management in Work Comp – 2013 edition Managed Care Matters AMA Reclassification of ‘Obesity’ Could Prove Costly for Workers’ Comp Insurers PC 360 Meadowbrook downgrade prompts excess workers comp clients to… [Continue Reading]

MTI America Boosts Client Portal

MTI America

Pompano Beach, FL – To help busy workers’ compensation adjusters and case managers better manage clinical concerns, costs and utilization, MTI America, a workers’ compensation ancillary cost-containment company, has upgraded its client portal. Accessible 24/7, the comprehensive site contains the claim’s… [Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Gets Six Workers’ Compensation Fraud Convictions in July

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer recently announced six individuals were convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, charges related to defrauding Ohio’s workers’ compensation system in July. The court actions are the result of investigations conducted by BWC’s special investigations… [Continue Reading]

IL Governor Quinn Appoints Three New WC Arbitrators and One New Commissioner

Illinois State Seal

Chicago, IL – Governor Pat Quinn recently announced the appointment of three new arbitrators to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) who perform the duty of enforcing the provision of the Workers’ Compensation Act. These three arbitrators will join the 27 who are currently serving. In 2011, Governor Quinn… [Continue Reading]

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Repwest Insurance Company

AM Best

Oldwick, NJ -(BusinessWire)- A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the financial strength rating of B (Fair) and issuer credit rating of “bb+” of Repwest Insurance Company (Repwest) (Phoenix, AZ). The outlook for both ratings is stable. Repwest is a wholly owned subsidiary of AMERCO (Reno, NV) [NASDAQ:UHAL], a publicly- traded holding company. AMERCO also is… [Continue Reading]

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