December 15, 2017

WA Business Owner Gets Prison Time for Nearly $300,000 in Disability Fraud

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Seattle, WA – A former Teamster who defrauded the union pension program as well as state and federal disability programs, was recently sentenced in U.S. District Court in Seattle to one year in prison, three years of supervised release and more than $295,000 in restitution, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. Richard Stalkfleet… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Safety & Statistics!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s announcement of the release of his advisory committee’s report on workplace risks and dangers, which also included key recommendations to reduce injury, illness and deaths for the Commonwealth’s Executive Branch employees… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 3/28/14

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Another bomb drops on physician dispensers Managed Care Matters Settlement of High-Exposure Workers’ Comp Claims, Part Three Insurance Thought Leadership CMS Releases NGHP Alert on ICD-10-CM Coding Medicare Insights Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news… [Continue Reading]

MA Governor’s Advisory Committee on Employee Health and Safety Releases Findings

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Dorchester, MA – An Advisory Committee created by Governor Deval Patrick to study state work-place risks and dangers recently released a landmark report with key recommendations to reduce injury, illness and deaths for the Commonwealth’s Executive Branch employees. During a State House briefing, state labor unions, safety advocates… [Continue Reading]

OR DCBS Announces 2013 Workplace Fatality Statistics

Oregon DCBS

Salem, OR – Twenty-nine people covered by the Oregon workers’ compensation system died on the job during 2013, the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) has announced, which is a slight decrease from 2012’s figure of 30 deaths and continues a downward trend seen in recent years. The year 2010 marked the… [Continue Reading]

RIMS Hires Amber Levy as Director of Membership & Constituent Programs

RIMS

New York, NY – RIMS has announced that Amber Levy will join the Society as its new director of membership and constituent programs. The announcement was made by RIMS Executive Director Mary Roth and is effective immediately. “The strength of this Society relies upon our vast network of risk professionals whose varying experiences… [Continue Reading]

A.M. Best Affirms Rating of New Mexico Mutual Casualty Company and Subsidiaries

AM Best

Oldwick, NJ -(BusinessWire)- A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a-” of New Mexico Mutual Casualty Company (NMMCC) and its five property/casualty subsidiaries, collectively referred to as New Mexico Mutual Group (NMMG), with each operating under… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Report & Repackaging!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the recent release of a new CompScope Medical Benchmarks report from WCRI that found that payments per claim for medical care in Texas grew nearly 8% in 2011, largely as a result of price increases from earlier reforms. The study has continued to monitor the impact of reforms… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 3/27/14

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Studies You Should Know About Evidence Based Workers’ Compensation Fraud and the Insurance Producer Insurance Journal Train workers to recognize signs of musculoskeletal disorders PinPointNews Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all… [Continue Reading]

WCRI Study: Rise in Medical Prices in Texas Contributed to Increase in Cost Per Claim

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA -(PRWeb)- Payments per claim for the medical care of injured workers in Texas grew nearly 8 percent in 2011, largely the effect of price increases from earlier reforms, according to a 16-state study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The WCRI study, CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for Texas… [Continue Reading]

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