December 15, 2017

RI Gov Announces Appointments to Beacon Mutual Board

Rhode Island State Seal

Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee recently announced three appointments and one re-appointment to the Board of Directors for The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co. The three new members are Jerauld Adams, owner of North American Industries Inc. in Central Falls; Myrth York, a philanthropist, and community and political activist; and Linda…[Continue Reading]

Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. Names Jaime Dibean Director of Business Liaison Office

AFHI-Logo2

Lansing, MI – Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. announced the appointment of Jaime Dibean as director of the Business Liaison Office. In this role, Dibean is responsible for managing the Business Liaison Office team, including coordinating new project initiatives and helping formulate business plans and estimates for organizational projects…[Continue Reading]

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]

CompLinks: 12/23/14

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Monday morning catch-up Managed Care Matters What does TRIA denial mean for workers’ compensation? PC 360 Workers comp treatment rules on epidural steroid injections may tighten Business Insurance Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources.… [Continue Reading]

Dr. Matthew Foster: Treatment Guidelines Benefit Payers and Injured Workers Alike

Dr Matt Foster

Over the last few years, there has been growing momentum in the use of treatment guidelines in the workers’ compensation industry, and rightfully so. Treatment guidelines offer the industry important evidence-based protocols to determine the right treatment for a typical workers’ compensation injury. Through their application, overtreatment, inappropriate treatment…[Continue Reading]

Missouri DOI Recommends Decrease in Workers’ Comp Rates for 2015

Missouri State Seal

Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri Department of Insurance is recommending a 4.4 percent decrease in workers’ compensation insurance loss costs for 2015. The key driver of the decrease is the favorable loss experience in 2012. “A decrease in large losses during 2012, a decrease in the overall medical claims cost associated with workers’…[Continue Reading]

California Joint Powers Insurance Authority Selects Harbor One MPN

Harbor Health Systems

Irvine, CA – The California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) has selected the Harbor One℠ MPN for their medical provider network needs. Harbor One MPN, a proprietary program of Harbor Health Systems, was the first certified and available Network Entity MPN under California SB 863. California JPIA chose Harbor One MPN…[Continue Reading]

CHP Officer Convicted of Workers’ Comp Fraud

Sacramento DA

Sacramento, CA – District Attorney Jan Scully recently announced that former California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Tony Yao was convicted by jury on felony charges of failure to disclose a prior motor vehicle accident and resulting injury, making false statements in support of his workers’ compensation claim and filing a false claim. Yao was…[Continue Reading]

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Employers Holdings, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries

AM Best

Oldwick, NJ -(BusinessWire)- A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating (ICR) of “a-” of Employers Insurance Company of Nevada, Employers Compensation Insurance Company, Employers Assurance Company and Employers Preferred Insurance Company, collectively referred to as…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Spinal Tapped!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new report from CWCI that examined trends in inpatient hospitalizations and also took a focused look at implant-eligible spinal surgeries in California’s workers’ comp system. The study found that over the six year study period, implant-eligible spinal surgeries dropped 10%, coinciding…[Continue Reading]

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