December 15, 2017

MT AG: Utah Man Ordered to Pay Over $97,000 to Montana State Fund

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Helena, MT – Utah resident Benjie Leroy Christensen recently plead guilty in Lewis & Clark County District Court to felony theft for receiving Montana workers’ compensation permanent disability payments for six years while he was actually performing construction work. In September 2014, Christensen, 52, was accused of defrauding the Montana…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Life’s a Breach!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new whitepaper from GENEX Services that examines the issue of data security for workers’ compensation stakeholders and provides suggestions to help organizations more effectively secure their data. The whitepaper, “Enemy at the Gate: Data Security Risks in Workers’ Comp” offers…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 5/28/15

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Adjusters, management, and priorities Managed Care Matters Workers’ Comp Insurers Post First Underwriting Profit Since 2006 Bloomberg NCCI Annual Issues Symposium 2015 Recap Outlook on Outcomes Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check… [Continue Reading]

GENEX Whitepaper: Is Workers’ Comp the Next Major Data Breach Target?

GENEX

Wayne, PA – Is workers’ compensation next in line to suffer a major data security breach? Security experts with GENEX Services, a provider of managed care services for the workers’ compensation industry caution that, as with any industry today, the possibility of a major data intrusion is always a concern. However, with knowledge, preparation…[Continue Reading]

CA DIR, CDPH Awarded NIOSH Grant for Workplace Injury and Illness Data Project

CA DIR

Oakland, CA – The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) were this week awarded a grant of nearly $200,000 per year for a workers’ compensation research project from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). California was one of two states chosen nationwide for this…[Continue Reading]

Texas Mutual Pays $630,460 Dividend to Social Services Agencies of Texas Safety Group

Texas Mutual

Austin, TX – Texas Mutual Insurance Company, a policyholder-owned company, recently awarded a dividend of $630,460 to the Social Services Agencies of Texas (SSA) safety group. The dividend was earned based on the group members’ dedication to making safety a priority in their businesses and therefore keeping the group’s loss ratio low…[Continue Reading]

DEA Announces Largest Ever Prescription Drug Operation

DEA

New Orleans, LA – DEA and federal prosecutors recently announced unprecedented enforcement action across the states of Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi in an effort to reverse the horrible effects produced by the trafficking and abuse of pharmaceuticals. As part of this effort, dubbed Operation Pilluted, 22 doctors and pharmacists were arrested…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: New NCCI Report!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features NCCI’s release of a new study that examines the relationship between accident report lag and claim costs in workers compensation. NCCI noted a previous study conducted by the Hartford using its own data found that average workers’ comp claim costs generally rose as the length of delay in claim…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 5/27/15

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. The future isn’t coming; it’s here. And we are so unprepared. Managed Care Matters A Warning to Work Comp Payers Evidence Based Report Suggests Decrease in Occupational Injuries, Illnesses in N.H. Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links… [Continue Reading]

New NCCI Study Examines Relationship Between Accident Report Lag and Claim Cost

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Boca Raton, FL – In 2000, a study by The Hartford, using its own data, found that the average cost of a workers compensation claim generally rose as the delay in reporting the claim increased. Effectively managing a workers compensation claim ensures that the injured worker receives their benefits efficiently. But an insurer cannot begin…[Continue Reading]

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