September 20, 2017

WorkCompRecap: Increase Indicated!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the Nevada Division of Insurance’s recent announcement that it had approved NCCI’s filing for an average increase of 3.2% for Nevada workers’ compensation voluntary insurance loss costs. Employers who purchase in the assigned-risk market will see an average increase of 3.3%… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 1/31/14

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Closed Formularies Control Drug Utilization Evidence Based Prosecution Just One of Many Tools in the Fight Against Fraud Texas Mutual Blog NAMIC Frets Over Workers’ Comp Bills in Hawaii Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to… [Continue Reading]

Nevada Workers’ Compensation Loss Costs See Small Increase in 2014

Nevada State Seal

Carson City, NV – The Nevada Division of Insurance recently announced that many Nevada employers will see a small increase in the premiums they pay for workers’ compensation insurance this year. The average premium increase in the voluntary market will be about 3.2 percent. Nevada employers who purchase their workers’ compensation… [Continue Reading]

CA DWC Announces Recipients of 2014 Carrie Nevans Community Service Award

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Carrie Nevans Community Service Award. This year’s award recipient in Southern California is Pamela Foust, Zenith Vice President of Claims. Tom Rankin, State Compensation Insurance Fund Board of Directors… [Continue Reading]

LWCC Board of Directors Elects Officers

LWCC

Baton Rouge, LA – The board of directors of Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation (LWCC) has elected its officers for 2014. They are Murphy J. “Mike” Foster, Jr., chairman; James N. “Jim” Hall, vice chairman; and Byron Craig Thomson, secretary. Former Governor Foster, previously a board member from 1991 through 1997, was… [Continue Reading]

American Financial Group, Inc. Announces 2013 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

American Financial Group

Cincinnati, OH -(BusinessWire)- American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: AFG) (NASDAQ: AFG) recently reported net earnings attributable to shareholders of $158 million ($1.73 per share) for the 2013 fourth quarter, compared to $50 million ($0.54 per share) for the 2012 fourth quarter. Results for the fourth quarter of 2013 include… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Examining Effectiveness!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Effective Health Systems’ recent report that examined the effectiveness of experienced workers’ comp claims adjusters at determining whether a medical treatment request should be approved or escalated to a higher-level review. According to EHS, the study found the effectiveness of… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 1/30/14

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. How Texas Mutual is successfully addressing opioids Managed Care Matters Fighting Over Fee Schedules Evidence Based Different Types of Workers Comp Fraud WC Insights Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links,… [Continue Reading]

EHS Study: Effectiveness of Adjuster Decisions Regarding Medical PreAuth Requests

Effective Health Systems

Los Angeles, CA – Effective Health Systems recently released a study that evaluated the effectiveness of experienced workers’ compensation claims adjusters at determining whether a medical treatment request should be approved or escalated to a higher-level review. The study found the effectiveness of adjusters in making a correct… [Continue Reading]

ISO Crowe Paradis Becomes ISO Claims Partners

ISO Claims Partners

North Reading, MA – ISO Crowe Paradis, a leading provider of Medicare compliance and workers compensation analytical services to the property/casualty insurance industry, has become ISO Claims Partners. The new name reflects the company’s mission to improve claims outcomes for its customers through data, analytics, and… [Continue Reading]

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