December 15, 2017

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Liberty Mutual Holding Company Inc. and Subsidiaries

AM Best

Oldwick, NJ -(BusinessWire)- A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a” for the members of Liberty Mutual Insurance Companies (Liberty Mutual), as well as Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe Limited (LMIE) (United Kingdom) and Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Last Take Back!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the DEA’s recent announcement that it will hold its ninth and final National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on this Saturday, September 27, at over 5,200 collection sites across the country between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. local time. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked…. [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 9/26/14

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. MSAs – another perspective Managed Care Matters Calls for FDA Commissioner to Step Down Over Opioids Evidence Based Illinois workers comp medical fee rates to increase 1.7% in 2015 Business Insurance Editor’s Note: These links lead to… [Continue Reading]

DEA to Hold Ninth and Final Prescription Drug Take Back Day September 27

DEA

Washington, DC – This Saturday, September 27, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and almost 4,000 of its national, tribal, and community law enforcement partners will hold the ninth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Americans can take their expired, unneeded, or unwanted prescription drugs to one of over 5,200 collection sites… [Continue Reading]

CA DWC Posts Assignment of MPN ID Numbers and Updated Forms Online

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – The changes to the Medical Provider Network (MPN) regulations became effective on August 27, 2014. The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is required to assign a unique MPN ID number to each approved MPN within 90 days of the effective date of the revised MPN regulations. The assigned MPN ID number… [Continue Reading]

Marsh Names Tom Ryan Workers’ Compensation Market Research Leader

Marsh

New York, NY – Marsh’s Workers’ Compensation Center of Excellence (WC COE) recently announced the appointment of Tom Ryan as Workers’ Compensation Market Research Leader. Tom joins the WC COE and Casualty Practice after more than 20 years at Marsh Risk Consulting. Most recently, Tom was the Northeast leader of MRC’s Casualty… [Continue Reading]

WA Restaurateur Videotaped in Workers’ Comp Scam Must Repay State $125k

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Spokane, WA – A Spokane Valley woman who worked at her restaurant while collecting disability benefits must repay the state $125,000. In addition, Wanitta Racicot, 70, must serve 60 days in confinement. She’s allowed to serve the time at home with electronic monitoring, according to the Washington Attorney General’s Office. Spokane County… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Expansion & Enforcement!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the recent announcement from Healthcare Solutions that it will be expanding its workers’ compensation pharmacy management partnership with EMPLOYERS. Since May 2013 Healthcare Solutions has been providing PBM services to EMPLOYERS’ clients in six states, and as a result… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 9/25/14

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Something for Everyone, Part 2: Generic OxyContin®? History just may repeat itself…again myMatrixx Blog Health care provider team identifies $19.5M in savings for Ohio workers’ comp system Ohio BWC SID Blog Stuck on an unusual workers’ comp… [Continue Reading]

EMPLOYERS Expands Pharmacy Services with Healthcare Solutions

Healthcare Solutions

Atlanta, GA -(PRWeb)- Healthcare Solutions, the parent company of Cypress Care, Procura Management, ScripNet and Modern Medical, recently announced the expansion of its workers’ compensation pharmacy management partnership with EMPLOYERS. Through the partnership with Healthcare Solutions, EMPLOYERS has saved… [Continue Reading]

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