December 7, 2017

CA DWC Announces Appointments to Workers’ Comp Ethics Advisory Committee

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Acting Administrative Director Destie Overpeck recently appointed Presiding Workers’ Compensation Administrative Law Judge Paige Levy and the Honorable Joyce Cram to serve as members of the Workers’ Compensation Ethics Advisory Committee. Judge Levy… [Continue Reading]

A.M. Best Upgrades Ratings of American Financial Group, Great American Insurance Companies

AM Best

Oldwick, NK -(BusinessWire)- A.M. Best has upgraded the issuer credit rating (ICR) to “a-” from “bbb+” and the debt ratings of American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG) [NYSE/NASDAQ: AFG]. Concurrently, A.M. Best has upgraded the financial strength rating (FSR) to A+ (Superior) from A (Excellent) and the ICRs to “aa-” from “a+” of Great American… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Acquisition & Authorization!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some M&A news with Mitchell’s recent announcement of its acquisition of FAIRPAY Solutions to expand its suite of bill review and out-of-network negotiation services, and complement its acquisition of National Health Quest (NHQ) in 2012. Mitchell noted that it will maintain relationships… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 2/26/14

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. The price of the pill is so last century Managed Care Matters California Senator Pleads Not Guilty In Workers’ Comp Fraud Case Insurance Journal How optimism may positively impact health PinPointNews Editor’s Note: These links lead to… [Continue Reading]

Mitchell to Acquire FAIRPAY Solutions

Mitchell

San Diego, CA – Mitchell, a provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty (P&C) claims and Collision Repair Collision Repair industries, recently announced that it will acquire FAIRPAY Solutions, an industry-leader in workers’ compensation, liability and auto cost containment and… [Continue Reading]

PCI Urges TRIA Reauthorization

PCI

Washington, DC – The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America’s (PCI) Board Member and President and CEO of the PMA Insurance Group (PMA) Vincent Donnelly recently testified on the importance on reauthorizing the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs… [Continue Reading]

Liberty Mutual Insurance Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

Liberty Mutual Workers Compensation

Boston, MA – Liberty Mutual Holding Company Inc. and its subsidiaries recently reported net income (loss) of $496 million and $1.743 billion for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2013, versus ($234) million and $829 million in the same periods in 2012. “2013 operating results showed marked improvement as we continued… [Continue Reading]

Ohio Man Ordered to Repay Nearly $60K in Workers’ Comp Death Benefits

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A Monroe (Butler County) man was ordered to repay nearly $60,000 in workers’ compensation death benefits. Adam Osterman pleaded guilty Feb. 13 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas to one count of workers’ compensation fraud, a fifth-degree felony. “As the son of a worker killed on the job, Mr. Osterman was eligible to receive… [Continue Reading]

New Leaders Speak Post!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the continuation of our “Leaders Speak” series with another installment from Dr. Michael Lacroix, Director of Behavioral Health Services at Coventry Workers’ Comp Services! You can read Dr. Lacroix’s new… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 2/25/14

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Why are drug dispensing firms supporting fee schedules for doc dispensed drugs? Managed Care Matters Why Do Some Workers Not Report Injuries? WC Insights Conn. Lawmakers Propose Workers’ Comp Expansion for PTSD Coverage Insurance Journal Editor’s Note:… [Continue Reading]

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