March 20, 2018

National Safety Council Unveils the 2015 CEOs Who ‘Get It’

National Safety Council

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council has announced the 2015 CEOs Who “Get It,” its annual recognition of leaders who demonstrate a personal commitment to worker safety and health. While each leader hails from a different organization, they all identify safety as a core value and essential to their organization’s success. As a framework…[Continue Reading]

Surveillance Video Shows Ohio Man Committing Workers’ Comp Fraud

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A McDonald (Trumbull County) man was sentenced Jan. 8 in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas after investigators with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) caught him on video working while he was receiving benefits following a workplace injury. Michael Buckner previously pleaded guilty last November…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: In The Mix!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new CWCI analysis that found average amounts paid to California workers’ comp treating physicians for medical reports fell more than 30% in Q1 of 2014 as the state transitioned to a Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) fee schedule. When looking at the mix…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 1/28/15

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Okla. Exclusive Remedy Case Closely Watched Risk & Insurance Traumatic Brain Injury, the Military, and the NFL Outlook on Outcomes Pro wrestlers sue WWE over concussions Business Insurance Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources.… [Continue Reading]

CWCI Measures CA Workers’ Comp Physician Reporting Changes Under RBRVS

California Workers Compensation Institute (CWCI)

Oakland, CA – The average amount paid to a California workers’ compensation treating physician for a medical report fell more than 30 percent in the first quarter of 2014 as the state began to transition to a Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) fee schedule, though a CWCI analysis traces the decline to changes in how various…[Continue Reading]

NC DOL: Construction Industry Leads in Work-Related Deaths


Raleigh, NC – Work-related fatalities in North Carolina increased in 2014 based on preliminary figures released by the state Labor Department. The construction industry experienced 19 fatalities, 12 more than 2013. Construction fatalities accounted for 43 percent of the 44 workplace fatalities that occurred. “These deaths are tragic,” Labor…[Continue Reading]

MI Governor Snyder Makes Reappointments to Workers’ Comp Board of Magistrates

Michigan State Seal

Lansing, MI – Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced eight reappointments to the Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates. The 17-member board hears administrative claims for benefits and works to resolve disputes arising under the Workers’ Disability Compensation Act. “These appointees have decades of valuable work experience and I am…[Continue Reading]

KY Physician Charged with Prescribing Pain Medications that Resulted Five Deaths

US Attorneys Office Seal

Louisville, KY – A Kentuckiana physician was recently charged by a federal grand jury with prescribing pain medications that resulted in the deaths of five patients, health care fraud, and unlawful distribution or dispensing of controlled substances announce Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. Jaime Guerrero, age 47, a medical…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Double Digit Drop!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the Ohio BWC’s recent proposal to reduce overall rate levels for private employers in the state beginning July 1. The proposed 10.8% reduction would result in a decrease in projected annual premium of $153 million. If adopted, rates for private employers will have dropped to 21.4% lower…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 1/27/15

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Smoking, Obesity, Mental Illness and Chronic Pain Evidence Based Top 10 Employer Complaints About Their Adjuster / Carrier ReduceYourWorkersComp Fraud Finders follow-up: More BWC employees trained and recognized Ohio BWC SID Editor’s Note: These links lead to… [Continue Reading]

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