December 15, 2017

Dr. Silvia Sacalis: Enhanced Clinical Decision Support Drives Improved Outcomes

Silvia Sacalis

There never seems to be a shortage of facts and figures that identify the problems or challenges in the workers’ compensation industry, but all too often solutions are in limited supply. It reminds me of a quote — “Every solution to every problem is simple. It’s the distance between the two where the mystery lies.” This can be true for managing workers’ compensation claims… [Continue Reading]

Patriot Underwriters Acquired By Patriot National

Patriot National

Ft. Lauderdale, FL -(PRNewswire)- Patriot National, Inc., a provider of workers’ compensation and managed care services, recently announced their acquisition of Patriot Underwriters, Inc. (PUI). PUI is a program administrator for regional and national insurance carriers providing all necessary “turn-key” servicing functions… [Continue Reading]

Society Insurance Deploys Cover-All Policy for Workers Compensation

Cover-All

Fond Du Lac, WI -(BusinessWire)- Society Insurance, a multi-line commercial property and casualty insurance company specializing in niche business, and Cover-All Technologies (NYSE MKT:COVR), recently announced that Society is now live with Cover-All Policy for Workers Compensation including rating, quoting, underwriting, policy… [Continue Reading]

PA Physician, Three Others Indicted for Unlawful Narcotic Distribution, Fraud

US Attorneys Office Seal

Scranton, PA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania recently announced that a Tioga County physician has been charged with unlawful distribution of controlled substances and health care fraud. Three other individuals are also charged in an indictment returned Tuesday by a federal grand jury… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Examining Imaging!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of some new research from Liberty Mutual’s Research Institute for Safety, which found that early use of MRI to diagnose work-related lower back pain was correlated with higher medical costs, unnecessary and ineffective procedures, and prolonged disability. The study examined… [Continue Reading]

Study: Early MRI for Lower Back Pain Often Yields Unnecessary Treatment

Liberty Mutual Workers Compensation

Hopkinton, MA – Research conducted by the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety finds that inappropriate early use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to diagnose work-related lower back pain correlates with higher medical costs, unnecessary and ineffective procedures, and prolonged disability. The most recent study, published in… [Continue Reading]

RI DLT Announces Rate Reduction for Insurers Providing WC Coverage

RI DLT

Cranston, RI – The Department of Labor and Training recently announced that it has cut the administrative assessment rate charged to insurance companies providing workers’ compensation coverage in Rhode Island. For fiscal year 2015, DLT has reduced the rate to 6.65 percent from 6.75 percent of insurance companies’ total net… [Continue Reading]

Shadi Lang Joins Patriot Underwriters as CA VP of Marketing and Underwriting

Patriot Underwriters

Ft. Lauderdale, FL -(BusinessWire)- Patriot Underwriters, Inc. (PUI), a Patriot National, Inc. company, recently announced that Shadi Lang has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing and Underwriting of its California Region based in Woodland Hills, CA. In her new role, Ms. Lang will build and manage agency relationships… [Continue Reading]

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Delphi Financial Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

AM Best

Oldwick, NJ -(BusinessWire)- A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength ratings of A+ (Superior) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “aa-” of the life/health subsidiaries, Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (Chicago, IL) and First Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (New York, NY) (together referred to as Reliance Standard), as… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Economy & eBilling!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of the latest edition of NCCI’s Gauging the Economy newsletter, which examines the outlook for the economy and the workers’ compensation industry. Key findings from this edition included that projected moderate employment and wage growth should result in… [Continue Reading]

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