December 15, 2017

TDI-DWC Approves 10 Companies to Self-Insure for Workers’ Compensation Claims

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) approved ten renewals of the Certificates of Authority for companies to self-insure their workers’ compensation claims for a one-year period under the TDI-DWC Self-Insurance Program. These companies collectively employ approximately 30,579… [Continue Reading]

FL CFO Jeff Atwater Announces Arrest of Man for Failing to Provide Workers’ Compensation

Florida CFO

Tallahassee, FL – CFO Jeff Atwater recently announced the arrest of Joel Trujillo on charges of violating a stop work order and a third-degree felony workers’ compensation fraud for allegedly failing to provide adequate coverage to employees of his Naples-based construction company, K.C. Tile and Marble. The fraud was discovered when… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Questionable Claims!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB)’s release of its Q3 2013 Questionable Claims (QC) referral reason analysis. The report covers six categories of referred claims and their reasons, Workers’ Comp included. Questionable claims are those claims that NICB member insurance companies refer to NICB for closer review and investigation based upon one or more indicators of possible fraud… [Continue Reading]

NICB: Third Quarter 2013 Questionable Claims Increase 24 Percent from 2011

NICB

Des Plaines, IL – The National Insurance Crime Bureau recently released its third quarter 2013 questionable claims (QC) referral reason analysis. The report examines six referral reason categories of claims—property, casualty, commercial, workers’ compensation, vehicle and miscellaneous—for the third quarters of 2011, 2012 and 2013… [Continue Reading]

RIMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services New Rule Contradicts SMART Act

RIMS

New York, NY – RIMS, the risk management society™, has expressed its disappointment with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for its decision to issue an Interim Final Rule (IFR). The added rule would allow for more than double the statutory 120-day period to obtain final payment amount on Medicare and Medicaid settlements… [Continue Reading]

Ken Eichler Joins Work Loss Data Institute and ODG

Work Loss Data Institute

Encinitas, CA -(BusinessWire)- Work Loss Data Institute (WLDI) recently announced the addition of Kenneth Eichler, formerly of The Reed Group, to the ODG Team Roster, as Director, Regulatory and Outcome Initiatives. According to Phil Denniston, President & CEO of WLDI, “I have always been impressed with Ken, and we are honored… [Continue Reading]

LA Auto Shop Owner Pleads Guilty to Felony in Workers’ Compensation Case

LA Workforce Commission

Slidell, LA – The Louisiana Workforce Commission recently announced that Keith G. Dorr Sr., owner of Dorr’s Automotive LLC in Slidell, has plead guilty to willfully failing to provide workers’ compensation coverage for his employees, some of whom suffered job-related injuries for which they were not covered by a workers’ comp policy… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Cashing Out!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap rounds out our visit to Fabulous Las Vegas for the National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference! Day two continued fast and furious with plenty of great connections in the expo hall, the always informative and packed session with the top Workers’ Comp Bloggers, and finished off with fine dining and… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 11/22/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Vegas – the elephant hunt is on Managed Care Matters RTW Step 5: The Payoff Texas Mutual Workers compensation insurers see improved financial results: NCCI Business Insurance Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We… [Continue Reading]

Intuit To Acquire Workers’ Comp Payment Solutions Provider Prestwick Services

Intuit

Mountain View, CA -(BusinessWire)- Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Prestwick Services, a subsidiary of Prestwick Holdings a Sudbury, Mass. based leader in payroll based billing and payment solutions for the workers’ compensation industry. “This transaction furthers our commitment to… [Continue Reading]

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