June 20, 2018

CompLines: 10/25/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Investors may well keep their focus on work comp Managed Care Matters Predictive modeling pits work comp insurers against self-insured groups: Panel Business Insurance CWCI: Second consecutive marginal declines in average medical payments Risk & Insurance Editor’s… [Continue Reading]

New WCRI Study Tracks Latest Changes in NY Workers’ Comp System After 2007 Reforms

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – The ongoing effects of workers’ compensation reforms enacted in New York in 2007 are monitored by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) in a new study that focuses on objectives that are being achieved, objectives that are not being met, and any unintended consequences that have emerged. The new… [Continue Reading]

CA WCIRB Governing Committee Votes to Amend Filing


San Francisco, CA – The WCIRB Governing Committee’s insurer and public members recently voted unanimously to amend the WCIRB’s January 1, 2014 Pure Premium Rate Filing to propose an additional 1.8% increase in pure premium rates to reflect the increased costs of the new physician fee schedule recently adopted by the Division… [Continue Reading]

NH Insurance Dept Approves January 1, 2014 NCCI Filing

New Hampshire State Seal

Concord, NH – The State of New Hampshire Insurance Department recently approved the National Council on Compensation Insurance’s Advisory Loss Cost and Rating Values filing dated August 2, 2013 to be effective January 1, 2014. The approved voluntary loss cost change is a decrease of 6.5% on average. The average approved change for… [Continue Reading]

SAIF Board Names John Plotkin as Next President and CEO


Salem, OR – The SAIF Corporation Board of Directors recently announced that John Plotkin will be SAIF’s next president and chief executive officer. Plotkin is currently the interim CEO and vice-chair of the Board of Directors of Pinnacol Assurance in Denver, Colorado. Pinnacol is Colorado’s state workers’ compensation fund. Plotkin is… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Acquisition Action!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features even more M&A news as MedRisk has announced its acquisition of California-based Medical Diagnostic Associates Management, Inc. (MDIA) and its access to a national diagnostic imaging network. MedRisk noted that the anticipated benefits for both payers and injured workers are… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 10/24/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Another work comp transaction is done Managed Care Matters Fusion surgeries often unnecessary in workers’ comp, physician says Risk & Insurance CMS Releases Updated NGHP User Guide Version 4.0 Medicare Insights Editor’s Note: These links lead to… [Continue Reading]

MedRisk Enters Diagnostic Imaging Market with Acquisition of MDIA


King of Prussia, PA – MedRisk, Inc., a provider of physical medicine management to the workers’ compensation industry, recently announced that it has acquired Medical Diagnostic Associates Management, Inc. (MDIA) based in Calabasas, Calif., and its access to a national diagnostic imaging network. The acquisition is expected to enhance… [Continue Reading]

CA Insurance Commissioner Issues Decision on WCIRB Regulatory Filing


San Francisco, CA – On August 9, 2013, the WCIRB submitted its January 1, 2014 Regulatory Filing to the California Department of Insurance proposing changes to the Insurance Commissioner’s regulations contained in the California Workers’ Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan – 1995 (USRP), the California Workers’[Continue Reading]

PCI Elects New Officers to the Board of Governors at Annual Meeting


Boston, MA – The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) elected new officers to its Board of Governors today during the association’s Annual Meeting. Robert P. Restrepo, Jr., Chairman and CEO of State Auto Insurance Companies, was elected as PCI’s chair; Terrence W. Cavanaugh, President and CEO of Erie Insurance… [Continue Reading]

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