May 15, 2018

A New Leader Speaks!

In today’s issue of WorkCompRecap we announce a new leader, and the publishing of their 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: 4/1/14

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Courts Weigh in on Physician Responsibilities Towards Claimants in IMEs MCNTalk Backers Drop Arizona Legislation On Workers’ Comp Benefits Insurance Journal Premium Fraud – Why Fight It? Texas Mutual Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside… [Continue Reading]

Lisa Hannusch: UR Nation: A Tale of Two States and Their Quest to Control Medical Costs

Lisa Hannusch

From coast to coast, workers’ compensation payors have used utilization review (UR) as a tool for cost containment for more than two decades. You would think this approach would be accepted across our UR Nation by now, but no – the value of UR is still being debated; whether it is how to do it properly, should it be mandated, or even if we should be doing it at all… [Continue Reading]

NIOSH Report: Musculoskeletal Disorders & Traumatic Injuries in a Poultry Processing Plant


Atlanta, GA – The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has issued the final report from its Health Hazard Evaluation at a South Carolina poultry processing plant. The plant requested the Health Hazard Evaluation. The final report reflects baseline information reported by NIOSH in a September 2013… [Continue Reading]

KEMI Announces Multiple Management Promotions, New Hire


Lexinton, KY – Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company (KEMI) recently announced three management promotions, as well as the addition of a new hire. Toni Howard has been promoted to Director of Application Development. Howard has worked diligently to support operational needs and has extensive experience managing… [Continue Reading]

OH Man Ordered to Pay More Than $5K for Workers’ Comp Fraud

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A Macedonia (Summit County) man was ordered to pay more than $5,000 in restitution for working while collecting workplace injury benefits. Investigators with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation caught Daniel Verlinger on camera as they posed as customers of his shoe repair store. Verlinger pleaded guilty Feb. 26 in… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Premium Protection!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s recent announcement that a New York State Supreme Court Grand Jury has issued its report examining the vulnerability of the state’s workers’ compensation system to fraud and misuse. The report stemmed from investigations by the DA’s… [Continue Reading]

NY DA Vance: Grand Jury Recommends Changes to Prevent Workers’ Comp Fraud

NY County DA

New York, NY – Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., recently announced that a New York State Supreme Court Grand Jury has issued a report examining the vulnerability of New York’s workers’ compensation insurance system to fraud and misuse. The Grand Jury’s report stemmed from investigations by the District Attorney’s… [Continue Reading]

NSC Releases Latest Injury and Fatality Statistics and Trends

National Safety Council

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council recently released the 2014 edition of Injury Facts®, which details safety statistics and trends across the U.S. and worldwide. Injury Facts has been the Council’s go-to resource for all safety statistics for more than 90 years. Among the more surprising statistics in the 2014 edition: Poisonings… [Continue Reading]

Chesapeake Employers Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company

Towson, MD – This year, Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company, formerly known as IWIF, celebrates its 100th anniversary and joins the elite group of companies known as centenarians. Established April 16, 1914 as part of the first workers’ compensation system in America, Chesapeake Employers has served as a continuous… [Continue Reading]

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