December 7, 2017

LWC Welcomes New Leaders

LA Workforce Commission

Baton Rouge, LA – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is pleased to welcome Patrick Robinson, Herbert Dixon, and Jenee Slocum to advance LWC’s principal mission of putting people to work. Each will provide meaningful contributions to the agency with their vast and varied experience in public affairs. Patrick Robinson…[Continue Reading]

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of AMERISAFE, Inc. and Operating Subsidiaries

AM Best

Oldwick, NJ -(BusinessWire)- A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a” of American Interstate Insurance Company, Silver Oak Casualty, Inc. and American Interstate Insurance Company of Texas (Austin, TX) (collectively referred to as Amerisafe). These companies are…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: What You Don’t Know…

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features a recent release from Professional Employer Organization FrankCrum, which noted that business owners often view workers’ comp through only the lens of expenses, rather than as part of a wider risk management program, which can cause them major problems. FrankCrum’s Sarah Tupper noted several…[Continue Reading]

FrankCrum: What Business Owners Don’t Know About Workers’ Comp Can Hurt Them

FrankCrum

Clearwater, FL -(PRNewswire)- Too many business owners see workers’ compensation only through their “expense lens,” rather than understanding how important it is to their risk management program, according to Sarah Tupper, vice president of sales at FrankCrum, a national Professional Employer Organization. “The real reason business…[Continue Reading]

ME Department of Labor Offering Workplace Safety Classes in April

Maine State Seal

Augusta, ME – The Maine Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Standards is hosting its no-charge safety courses for employers throughout April. “Mainers and businesses want a safe work environment,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Our SafetyWorks! program helps businesses avoid injuries, protect their workers and reduce injury-related costs like…[Continue Reading]

The Main Street America Group Appoints Chris Cox President of New FL Region

Main Street America Group

Jacksonville, FL – The Main Street America Group, a super-regional property/casualty insurance company, has announced the appointment of Chris Cox as president of the carrier’s newly created Florida Region. Main Street America’s primary brand in Florida is Old Dominion Insurance Company. “Florida has ascended to become…[Continue Reading]

CA DOI: Employer Caught Denying WC Benefits After Employee Loses Limb

CA Department of Insurance

Los Angeles, CA – Harry Minassian, 55, of Granada Hills and owner of Pacific Construction was arrested on four felony counts of workers’ compensation insurance fraud after refusing to report an employee’s serious injury to the State Compensation Insurance Fund. A Pacific Construction employee received a puncture wound to his foot while on…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Selling Out!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the recent announcement from Humana that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell wholly-owned subsidiary Concentra to specialty hospital & outpatient rehabilitation clinic operator Select Medical Holdings and private equity fund Welsh Carson. The cash sale is valued…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 3/27/15

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. ProPublica’s slanted “reporting” is a public disservice Managed Care Matters Get the Best from an Independent Medical Examination ReduceYourWorkersComp Humana shifts away from occupational injury care with Concentra sale Business Insurance Editor’s Note: These links lead to… [Continue Reading]

Humana Signs Agreement to Sell Concentra to Select Medical & Welsh Carson

Humana

Louisville, KY – Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) recently announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell the stock of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Concentra Inc. (Concentra), to MJ Acquisition Corporation, a joint venture between Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE: SEM), a leading operator of specialty hospitals and outpatient…[Continue Reading]

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