October 17, 2017

WorkCompRecap: States & Savings!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features AM Best’s announcement of its upcoming webinar on the state of US states’ Workers’ Compensation funds. State funds manage a significant portion of workers’ comp business and the webinar will look at financial and underwriting results for the funds, and compare them to the overall… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 7/31/14

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Adjusters are happier than we thought… Managed Care Matters Abuse Deterrent Opioids: Technology vs. Medical Necessity Evidence Based Taking the Stress Out of Claim Management Texas Mutual Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources.… [Continue Reading]

A.M. Best Sets Webinar on State of U.S. Workers’ Compensation State Funds

AM Best

Oldwick, NJ -(BusinessWire)- A.M. Best will present a free webinar titled, “State of the U.S. Workers’ Compensation State Funds” on Tuesday, August 5, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. Workers’ compensation funds run by individual U.S. states manage a significant portion of the workers’ compensation business. The webinar will examine financial… [Continue Reading]

CA DWC Announces Reduced Cost to Providers for Access to Official Disability Guidelines

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently announced an introductory offer for reduced cost access to the Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) published by the Work Loss Data Institute (WLDI) for California-licensed treating medical providers providing care to California injured workers. WLDI is offering… [Continue Reading]

CorVel Announces Revenues and Earnings

CorVel

Irvine, CA – CorVel Corporation (NASDAQ: CRVL) recently announced the results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 were $124 million, a 5% increase over the $118 million in revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Earnings per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 were $0.39 and… [Continue Reading]

WA Woman Must Repay State Over $200k for Workers’ Comp Fraud

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Everett, WA – A Lynnwood woman must repay Washington state more than $200,000 for workers’ comp benefits she received fraudulently. Sharon Jean Weaver, 64, had claimed she was too disabled to work while operating an adult family home at the same time. She pleaded guilty in Snohomish County Superior Court recently… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Fixin’ Fees!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the New York Workers’ Compensation Board’s recent release of a discussion document on its proposal for a new Workers’ Comp Medical Fee Schedule. The Board noted that the current fee schedule has remained virtually unchanged for more than 20 years, and as a result of advances… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 7/30/14

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Will recent Affordable Care Act court rulings impact workers’ compensation? Sedgwick Connection Obesity Linked to Increased Fatigue in the Workplace Insurance Journal Final Roundtable Discussion WC Insights Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We… [Continue Reading]

NY WCB Proposes New Workers’ Compensation Medical Fee Schedule

NYWCB

Schenectady, NY – The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (Board) recently announced the release of a discussion document on a proposal for a new Workers’ Compensation Medical Fee Schedule. The New York Workers’ Compensation Medical Fee Schedule has remained virtually unchanged for more than 20 years… [Continue Reading]

TX Gov. Perry Appoints Brannan as Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation

Texas State Seal

Austin, TX – Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Ryan Brannan of Austin as commissioner of Workers’ Compensation at the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), effective Aug. 1, 2014, for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2015. TDI’s Division of Workers’ Compensation regulates the workers’ compensation system in Texas, ensuring injured workers… [Continue Reading]

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