December 15, 2017

ANS Solutions Announces Rebranding and Launch of New Website

ANS Solutions

Somerville, NJ – ANS Solutions has announced the completion of a comprehensive company rebranding initiative and the launch of its new, easy to use website. As ANS Solutions, the company will continue its leadership in providing integrated Workers’ Compensation medical cost containment product solutions to clients that have been proven… [Continue Reading]

A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to SummitPoint Insurance Co. and PinnaclePoint Insurance Co.

AM Best

Oldwick, NJ -(BusinessWire)- A.M. Best Co. has assigned the financial strength rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and issuer credit rating (ICR) of “a-” to BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Company’s (BSMIC) newly formed subsidiaries; SummitPoint Insurance Company (SummitPoint) and PinnaclePoint Insurance Company (PinnaclePoint)… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Double WCRI!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new CompScope report from WCRI that found that total costs for a workers’ compensation claim in Michigan were low compared with other states. The study looks at the period prior to the 2011 passage of legislative changes that included defining disability and post injury… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 12/20/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Work Comp Predictions for 2014 Managed Care Matters Complex Claims: How to Estimate Life Expectancies Outlook on Outcomes Study: Obesity associated with higher injury risk Risk & Insurance Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources.… [Continue Reading]

WCRI: Workers’ Comp Costs per Claim in Michigan Low Prior to Enactment of Reforms in 2011

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – The total costs for a workers’ compensation claim in Michigan were low compared with other states according to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), Michigan System Performance Prior to the 2011 Legislative Changes: CompScope™ Benchmarks, 14th Edition. The study covers… [Continue Reading]

PCI Commends Delaware Workers Comp Task Force: Moving in the Right Direction

PCI

Chicago, IL – The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) commends Delaware Governor Jack Markel, Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn, and the 20-member Workers Compensation Task Force for reaching out to the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) to help identify costs drivers in the state’s workers’… [Continue Reading]

CA OAL Approves DWC’s Final Version of Electronic Document Filing and Lien Filing Fee Rules

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the electronic document filing and lien filing fee rules on December 16, 2013. The emergency regulations went into effect on January 1, 2013. The revisions that have been made to the emergency regulations are immediately effective. The final version of the regulations… [Continue Reading]

RI Attorney General: Woman Pleads to Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Rhode Island State Seal

Providence, RI – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and RI Department of Labor and Training Director Charles J. Fogarty recently announced that Marta Rangel, age 76, with a last known address of 606 Public Street, Providence, RI, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Providence Superior Court Special Magistrate Patrick T. Burke to… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Oversee & Outperform!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the TDI-DWC’s recent release of the results of their 2013 Health Care Provider Performance Based Oversight (PBO) assessment. This year heath care providers were assessed on their performance in one of four categories, including timely filing of the Report of Medical Evaluation… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 12/19/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Predictions for work comp in 2013; how’d I do – part 2 Managed Care Matters Acute Injury Rates May Be Affected by Chronic Conditions WC Insights California closes loophole for WC benefits for out-of-state athletes Risk &… [Continue Reading]

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