December 15, 2017

Ohio BWC Proposes 6.3 Percent Cut in Workers’ Comp Rates

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) staff recently proposed that the Board of Directors approve a 6.3 percent reduction to base rates beginning July 1. If approved, this cut would mark the eighth consecutive year in which private sector rates have either fallen or remained flat. Rates for public employers… [Continue Reading]

MEMIC Makes Appointments to Underwriting Team in Virginia, Maryland and Florida

MEMIC

Portland, ME – The MEMIC Group recently announced the appointment of three experienced underwriters for its territories in Virginia, Maryland and Florida. Timothy Cook, Michael Diamond and Scott Meinke joined the group’s Underwriting team in April as Senior Production Underwriters. Cook brings more than 30 years of experience in… [Continue Reading]

DEA Holds Eighth Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, April 26th

DEA

Washington, DC – After collecting more than 1,700 tons of expired, unwanted prescription medications over the past three-and-a-half years, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and more than 4,200 national, tribal, and community law enforcement partners will hold another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 26th… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Trends & TRIPRA!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Texas Workers’ Comp Commissioner Ron Bordelon’s recent testimony before the House Business & Industry Committee that declining workplace injuries and fewer claims for workers’ compensation benefits are leading to lower costs for employers. Bordelon also noted that the DWC has been… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 4/24/14

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Are Regulatory Changes Opportunities in Disguise? DataCare Blog Workers Compensation Review Center (WCRC) Changes Position on Development Letters Gould & Lamb Workers’ comp reform bill passes first test — but without much Republican support Denver Business Journal… [Continue Reading]

TDI-DWC: Positive Trends in TX Workers’ Comp System Include Lower Costs for Employers

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – Declining workplace injuries and fewer claims for workers’ compensation benefits are leading to lower costs for employers, Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Rod Bordelon said during recent invited testimony before the House Business & Industry Committee. Bordelon explained workers’ compensation insurance… [Continue Reading]

New Marsh Survey Report Confirms Need for TRIPRA Reauthorization

Marsh

New York, NY -(BusinessWire)- A new report recently released by Marsh confirms that demand for terrorism insurance remains strong and the existence of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA) plays a key role in making coverage available and affordable. The report’s findings were presented at a roundtable… [Continue Reading]

NY WCB Announces New Reimbursement Rates for Inpatient Hospital Care

NYWCB

Schenectady, NY – The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board recently posted the following update regarding Fee Schedules: Pursuant to New York Public Health Law § 2807-c(b-1), the workers’ compensation fee schedule for inpatient hospital care tracks New York Medicaid rates, with limited statutory modifications. These rates… [Continue Reading]

CT Woman Charged with Workers’ Compensation Fraud, Perjury

CT Division of Criminal Justice

Rocky Hill, CT – Jade Beaulieu, age 38, of 66 Wheeler Village Drive, Southington, was recently arrested and charged with Workers’ Compensation Fraud and Perjury. According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Beaulieu reported suffering a work-related injury in March 2009 while employed by Walmart in Wallingford. She subsequently collected… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Minding Monitoring!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new report from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Center of Excellence at Brandeis University that recommends that insurers use prescription monitoring data to help combat issues associated with opioid abuse. The report comes from a meeting of numerous stakeholders… [Continue Reading]

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