May 15, 2018

TDI-DWC to Host Texas Workers’ Comp Compliance Conferences in Sept, Oct

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will host the Texas Workers’ Compensation Compliance Conference in 2014. The conference will be held in Austin on September 12, 2014 and repeated in Houston on October 21, 2014. The purpose of the compliance conference is to inform employers, insurance carriers, health care providers… [Continue Reading]

PA Doctor Arrested for Diversion of Prescription Painkillers

Pennsylvania State Seal

Harrisburg, PA – Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane recently announced charges against a New Cumberland doctor for allegedly prescribing Oxycodone to people not under his care in exchange for cash. The criminal charges state that Dr. David Wait, 55, 1103 Bridge St., New Cumberland, Cumberland County, sold two prescriptions for a total… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Costs & Benefits!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new report from the National Accademy of Social Insurance that found that workers’ comp benefits rose by 1.3% to $61.9 billion in 2012, while employer costs rose by 6.9% to $83.2 billion, reflecting rising employment and earnings. NASI noted that despite the uptick in total benefits… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 8/27/14

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Work comp claim reporting – why no data? Managed Care Matters CMS to Launch Functionality in WCMSAP Which Allows for Direct Input of Prescription Drugs Medicare Insights Delaware Workers’ Compensation Oversight Panel Begins Work Insurance Journal Editor’s… [Continue Reading]

NASI: Growth in Employment and Earnings Brings Uptick in WC Benefits and Costs

National Academy of Social Insurance Workers Comp Report

Washington, DC – Workers’ compensation benefits rose by 1.3 percent to $61.9 billion in 2012, while employer costs rose by 6.9 percent to $83.2 billion, according to a report recemtly released by the National Academy of Social Insurance. This growth in workers’ compensation spending reflects rising employment and earnings… [Continue Reading]

FL OIR Issues Statement on Annual Workers’ Compensation Rate Filing

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

Tallahassee, FL – The Office of Insurance Regulation recently received the 2015 Florida workers’ compensation rate filing by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), which proposes a statewide average rate decrease of 2.5% – the first decrease in four years. NCCI, which is a licensed rating organization authorized… [Continue Reading]

Lockton Names Chris Keith as President in Philadelphia


Philadelphia, PA – Chris Keith is joining Lockton, the world’s largest privately held, independent insurance broker as President of its Philadelphia operation. Keith will lead the broker’s Philadelphia team, focusing on business development and strategic client service for their property and casualty insurance and employee benefits clients. “Chris… [Continue Reading]

CA Man Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Comp Fraud

Sacramento DA

Sacramento, CA – District Attorney Jan Scully recently announced that 67-year-old Robert Earle Sallie of Elk Grove pled guilty to felony workers’ compensation insurance fraud. On September 12, 2012, Sallie was loading an exercise machine into a front bucket loader while working as a refuse truck driver for the City of Folsom. When he looked away… [Continue Reading]

New Leaders Speak!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the continuation of our “Leaders Speak” series with another installment from Silvia Sacalis, PharmD, Vice President of Clinical Services at Healthesystems! You can read Dr. Sacalis’ new article at WorkCompWire… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 8/26/14

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. New obesity issues impacting workers’ compensation PC 360 Commentary: Hopeful Outlook for Workers’ Comp Insurance Journal Spotlight update: Digital Forensics Unit Ohio BWC SID Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links,… [Continue Reading]

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