June 12, 2018

A New Leader Speaks!

In today’s issue of WorkCompRecap we announce a new leader, and the publishing of their new post in WorkCompWire’s exclusive “Leaders Speak” section, which features leaders from the Workers’ Compensation Industry, and focuses on issues that are timely, relevant, and thought provoking. Are you ready?? [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 9/30/14

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Friday catch up – Pennsylvania’s drug problem and other news Managed Care Matters ICD-10 Delay Fatigue MedMetrics Blog The road more traveled: SID spreads the word about workers’ comp fraud Ohio BWC SID Blog Editor’s Note: These… [Continue Reading]

Jeff Gurtcheff: To Submit or Not To Submit: That is the Question when Preparing MSA Allocations

Jeff Gurtcheff

When preparing a claim for settlement that involves a Medicare beneficiary, clients often ask if they should submit a Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside allocation (WCMSA) to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for approval. To their surprise, the answer can vary. The decision on whether to submit is an important one to manage…[Continue Reading]

Utah Workplace Fatalities Decrease to 37 in 2013

Utah Labor Commission

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah recorded a preliminary count of 37 work-related fatalities in 2013, down from 39 in 2012. Nationally, the preliminary count of 4,405 fatal injuries was down from the revised count of 4,628 in 2012. Trade, transportation, and utilities incidents remained the most frequent type of fatal work-related events and accounted for 9 (24 percent) of…[Continue Reading]

Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. Names Said Taiym Chief Information Officer

Accident Fund

Lansing, MI – Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. has announced the hiring of Said Taiym as chief information officer. Taiym joins the holding company’s executive team and will be responsible for overseeing information technology solutions across the Enterprise. “We are excited to welcome Said to our team,” said Lisa Corless, chief…[Continue Reading]

TX Construction Company Owners Sentenced for Premium Fraud

Texas Mutual

Austin, TX – Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently reported that a Travis County district court sentenced Anthony Stokes and Mario Williams of Little Elm, Texas for workers’ compensation fraud-related charges. Stokes and Williams were sentenced to one year deferred adjudication and ordered to pay $41,844 in restitution to Texas Mutual… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Proposal & Partnership!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the Ohio BWC’s recent proposal of an average rate reduction of 9.1% for Ohio’s 3,800 cities, counties, townships, villages, schools and special districts, which would result in $19.0 million in annual premium savings. Alongside previous reductions in the last four years, this most recent round…[Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Proposes 9.1 Percent Reduction in Local Government Rates

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation recently proposed to its Board of Directors an average rate reduction of 9.1 percent for Ohio’s 3,800 cities, counties, townships, villages, schools and special districts covered by the BWC. Overall, due to the proposed 2015 rate cut, it is estimated that these employers would pay…[Continue Reading]

NICB Welcomes INTERTEL as Strategic Partner


Des Plaines, IL – The National Insurance Crime Bureau recently announced that INTERTEL, Inc., one of the original providers of Medical Canvass Investigations, has joined the organization as a strategic partner. INTERTEL’s Medical Check investigations are designed to canvass medical facilities in a specific geographical area to verify when…[Continue Reading]

TX Workers’ Comp Weekly Benefit Rates Set for Oct 1, 2014 thru Sept 30, 2015

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – In accordance with the Texas Labor Code (TLC) §408.047, the workers’ compensation state average weekly wage is equal to 88 percent of the average weekly wage in covered employment as computed each year by the Texas Workforce Commission under TLC §207.002(c). The workers’ compensation state average weekly…[Continue Reading]

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