December 15, 2017

Patriot National Expands Partnership with Falls Lake National Insurance Company

Patriot National

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Patriot National, Inc. (NYSE: PN) recently announced the expansion of its partnership with carrier Falls Lake National Insurance Company (formerly known as Stonewood National Insurance Company), a subsidiary of James River Group Holdings, Ltd. (Nasdaq: JRVR). Falls Lake focuses on underwriting specialty…[Continue Reading]

GENEX Earns URAC Reaccreditation for WCUM and CM

GENEX

Wayne, PA – GENEX Services, the nation’s largest provider of workers’ compensation case management services, has recently been reaccredited by URAC for both the Workers’ Compensation Utilization Management (WCUM) and Case Management (CM) standards. The reaccreditation outcome reflects GENEX’s ongoing dedication to…[Continue Reading]

CT DCF Employee Charged with Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Connecticut Coat of Arms

Hartford, CT – A child services worker for the State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) was recently arrested and charged with fraudulently collecting Workers’ Compensation benefits. MICHAEL J. PACELIA, age 40, of 0015 Maple Street, Chester, was charged with one count of Fraudulent Claim or Receipt of Benefits, a class…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Well, Well!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features a guest post from Ed Coates, Senior Manager of Benefits and Compensation for Texas Mutual on the benefits of wellness programs, which can not only help improve employees’ quality of life and general feeling of self-worth, thus improving work performance and motivation, but can…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 3/26/15

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Response To ProPublica Report ReduceYourWorkersComp Michigan Workers’ Comp Costs Drop, Employment Rises Insurance Journal Tennessee opt-out route for workers compensation hits roadblock Business Insurance Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links,… [Continue Reading]

Guest Post: Ed Coates: The Benefits of Wellness in the Workplace

Texas Mutual

Unhealthy habits can affect a person’s quality of life and general feeling of self-worth, which can in turn affect their work performance and motivation. From an employer’s perspective, an unhealthy worker can result in increased health care costs and workers’ compensation claims, as well as decreased productivity. With corporate wellness programs, employers…[Continue Reading]

Rising Medical Solutions Delivers Surgical Case Rates in Major Florida Markets

Rising Medical Solutions

Chicago, IL – The merits of value-based care in workers’ compensation have been long recognized as a viable concept. Adoption, however, has been another story. The industry has flirted with the idea over the years, but sustained models are rare. The traditional “fee-for-service” system, predominant in workers’ compensation and…[Continue Reading]

MD WCC Welcomes New Commissioner Kathleen A. Evans

Maryland State Seal

Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission recently announced that it is pleased to welcome its newest Commissioner, Kathleen A. Evans – Commmissioner Evans was appointed a member of the Commission by Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr., in 2015. Commissoner Evans received her Bachelor of…[Continue Reading]

MA Business Owners Indicted in Connection with Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Worcester, MA – Attorney General Maura Healey recently announced that two Milford business owners have been indicted in connection with failing to accurately report their total payroll and workforce to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance premiums. “Premium avoidance and insurance fraud leaves lawful employers at a…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: New Drug Brief!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new brief from Marsh that explores physician dispensing and compounded drugs as drivers of workers’ comp claims costs, and discusses strategies to help tackle them. Suggestions from the report included making sure pharmacy benefit management programs meet some key…[Continue Reading]

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