May 26, 2018

WorkCompRecap: Looking Lower!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new edition of WCRI’s CompScope Medical Benchmarks that found that costs per claim in Michigan were lower than that of the typical state, with average claim size falling from 2008-2011, while the typical study state’s claim costs rose 8% over the same period. Key findings…[Continue Reading]

Michigan Workers’ Comp Costs Lower Than Most States, Says WCRI Study

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – Workers’ compensation costs per claim in Michigan were lower than that of the typical state, a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) said, with average claim size falling over a three-year period. The WCRI study, CompScope Benchmarks for Michigan, 15th Edition, compared Michigan claims…[Continue Reading]

Frank Winston Crum Selects Valen Analytics for Underwriting

Valen Analytics

Denver, CO – Valen Analytics recently announced a new customer relationship with Frank Winston Crum Insurance Company (FWCI), a commercial insurance carrier that specializes in providing reliable and affordable workers’ compensation and general liability for small to mid-sized businesses. FWCI will be utilizing the Predict application of…[Continue Reading]

MD Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium Announces Key Speakers

Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company

Towson, MD – Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company announced the key speakers for the Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium scheduled to take place June 5, 2015 at the BWI Marriott Hotel in Linthicum, Md. The lineup of national and international speakers includes: Tom Rath, researcher and author of…[Continue Reading]

FL AG: Pill Mill Doctor, Clinic Owners Charged with Racketeering, Manslaughter

Florida State Seal

Tallahassee, FL – Eight employees of Real Care Medical Group have been arrested for racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering and eight counts of manslaughter. According to the investigation, Dr. Lynn Averill issued prescriptions of alprazolam, methadone and oxycodone without medical necessity, causing overdose deaths of…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Cutting Costs!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the Minnesota DLI’s announcement of recently approved legislation aimed at cutting workers’ comp inpatient hospital costs by 10-15% and slowing future medical cost increases. Starting in January 2016, the state’s workers’ comp system will be required to use the same payment system Medicare…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 5/29/15

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Finding Actionable Provider Ratings in Workers’ Comp MedMetrics Blog With SB 767, Oklahoma Opt Out Gets a Wee Bit Darker From Bob’s Cluttered Desk Don’t Forget the Other Part of OSHA’s Mission Texas Mutual Blog Editor’s Note:… [Continue Reading]

MN DLI: Legislature Approves Workers’ Compensation Cost-Savings Measure


St. Paul, MN – Legislation approved this week and signed by Governor Mark Dayton will cut workers’ compensation inpatient hospital costs by 10 to 15 percent and slow future medical cost increases. Minnesota’s workers’ compensation system will be required by the legislation to use the same payment system Medicare uses to reimburse hospitals…[Continue Reading]

ARAWC: South Carolina Legislators Introduce WC Option Bill


Columbia, SC – South Carolina state representative David Hiott, small business owner and Chairman of House Agriculture committee, recently introduced legislation (H.4197) to create the South Carolina Option to workers’ compensation. Fellow legislators Rep. Bill Sandifer, Chairman of House Labor, Commerce, and Industry committee…[Continue Reading]

OSBA & OASBO Partnership with CompManagement Returns Nearly $4 Million


Dublin, OH – The Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) and Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO) partner to sponsor a group retrospective rating program which allows similar employers to combine their experience to potentially earn rebates based upon good claims performance. The program developed by the Ohio…[Continue Reading]

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