May 22, 2017

WorkCompRecap: Giving Thanks!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap finishes off the short week with NCCI’s release of their Financial Update report, which offers the latest financial results for the workers comp industry. NCCI noted that they had estimated an industry-wide combined ratio for 2012 of 109, with actual data coming in at 108.1, which they attributed to a small… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 11/27/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. California Commissioner Favors Lower WC Premium Than Board Insurance Journal The WC Dichotomy Continues Risk & Insurance Adventures in Healthcare – a Short Chapter MCN Talk Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check… [Continue Reading]

NCCI Publishes New Financial Update Newsletter

NCCI Holdings, Inc.

Boca Raton, FL – NCCI recently announced the release of its latest Financial Update newsletter, which offers the latest financial results for the workers compensation industry. Among the findings: At this year’s Annual Issues Symposium (AIS) , NCCI estimated an industry wide combined ratio for 2012 of 109. Actual data reported by the industry… [Continue Reading]

Montana State Fund Declares Largest Dividend in Fifteen Years

Montana State Fund

Helena, MT – Over 23,000 qualifying policyholders will receive a part of a $12 million dividend from Montana State Fund (MSF). This is the largest dividend MSF has ever declared. The MSF board of directors approved the dividend at their November 15, 2013, board meeting. This is the fifteenth consecutive year MSF has returned dividends to safety… [Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Gets Ten Workers’ Comp Fraud Convictions in October

Ohio BWC

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

Washington Man Pleads Guilty in $600,000 Billing Scam

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Tumwater, WA – The owner of a foreign-language interpreter service recently pleaded guilty in a scheme that authorities say cost Washington state hundreds of thousands of dollars. Philip Ward, 41, of Mountlake Terrace, pleaded guilty in Thurston County Superior Court to three counts of first-degree theft. Ward’s wife Kitzia Huerta, 37, pleaded… [Continue Reading]

A New Leader Speaks!

In today’s issue of WorkCompRecap we announce a new leader, and the publishing of her 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: 11/26/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Another type of BWC certificate — Showing our appreciation to a source Ohio BWC SID NCCI recommends 2.3% increase in Georgia workers comp advisory rates Business Insurance Research reveals no ‘silver bullet’ available to affect opioid misuse… [Continue Reading]

Sarah Tayts: RTW: If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try and Try Again

Sarah Tayts

If I were to graphically represent “what RTW looks like,” for most claims, it would probably look as if it was charted by a toddler wielding a crayon. This is not due to my lack of artistic ability, but due to the fact that, like most things in life, a return to work trajectory is not linear in fashion. In many cases, an injured worker receives work restrictions, their employer identifies work… [Continue Reading]

OSHA Announces Proposed New Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

OSHA

Washington, DC – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued a proposed rule to improve workplace safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The announcement follows the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ release of its annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report, which… [Continue Reading]

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