June 21, 2017

WorkCompRecap: Decreased & Doubled!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the Ohio BWC’s recent announcement of another decrease in private employers’ workers’ comp base-rates, with a 6.3% reduction that will take effect July 1. BWC noted that the recently approved reduction will bring combined collections over the last four years down by $409 million, as private employers… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 5/30/14

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Health care cost trends – a new tool Managed Care Matters Want to Reap the Benefits of Workplace Safety? Texas Mutual Blog FirstComp Launches Small Business BOP Product in Hawaii Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead… [Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC: Private Employer Workers’ Comp Rates Continue to Fall

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Ohio private employers will again benefit from lower overall workers’ compensation base-rates with a 6.3% reduction that will take effect July 1. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors recently approved the reduction, which will bring combined collections over the last four years down by… [Continue Reading]

WA L&I: Provider Network has More than Doubled, Now Over 20,000 Providers

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Tumwater, WA – Injured workers in Washington state can now choose from more than 20,000 health care providers in the Department of Labor & Industries’ (L&I) medical network. The network went live in 2013 to serve workers who need ongoing medical treatment for job-related injuries or illness. “We have more than doubled the size of our… [Continue Reading]

ProAssurance Declares Regular Dividend and Adds to Share Repurchase Authorization

ProAssurance

Birmingham, AL -(PRNewswire)- ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE: PRA) recently announced that the Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.30 per common share, payable on July 11, 2014 to shareholders who own our stock as of June 27, 2014. The Board also authorized an additional $100 million to be used for share repurchase or… [Continue Reading]

CA Postal Worker Charged with Workers’ Compensation Fraud

CA Department of Insurance

Banning, CA – Jackie Sebastian, 60, from San Jacinto was arrested by Department of Insurance detectives May 22, 2014. Sebastian, a Postal Service Mail Processing Clerk, is facing felony insurance fraud and grand theft charges for submitting 249 false claims for mileage reimbursements associated with an allegedly fraudulent workers’… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Costs & Compliance!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new report from the New Hampshire Department of Insurance that found that medical costs in the state have grown to almost 75% of total workers’ comp dollars (versus about 60% countrywide). The department examined costs in four different categories, including… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 5/29/14

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Responding to Needs of the Aging Workforce Insurance Thought Leadership Louisiana legislators drop consideration of workers comp bill for pro athletes Business Insurance – Comp Time Another Day, Another Battle in the War on Over-Prescribing Opiates Workers’… [Continue Reading]

NH Insurance Dept: Workers’ Compensation Medical Costs Significantly Higher

New Hampshire State Seal

Concord, NH – In the world of workers’ compensation, the fees charged by the health care community are significantly more expensive on average in New Hampshire than in other states, according to the New Hampshire Insurance Department. “Medical costs in New Hampshire have grown to almost 75 percent of total workers’… [Continue Reading]

ESIS Launches New Medicare Product for MSA Compliance

ESIS

Philadelphia, PA -(BusinessWire)- ACE Group recently announced the launch of ESIS Medicare ImpactSM, an important addition to ESIS’ leading edge approach to claims management, ESIS ImpactSM. ESIS Medicare Impact capitalizes on ESIS’ existing compliance processes and expertise, which provide for proactive claim management… [Continue Reading]

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