March 21, 2017

WorkCompRecap: See you there?

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the start of our time at the California Workers’ Comp & Risk Conference here in beautiful Dana Point, CA! This year’s conference will kick off with a couple of Q&A Panels, the first of which will examine the state of Workers’ Comp in the state and what’s on the horizon, including impressions…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 9/30/15

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Mandatory Education for Prescribers Evidence Based Moving the Dial on Diversity & Inclusion Safety National Conference Chronicles Workers’ Compensation Premiums Up 5.3% in First Half of 2015: Demotech Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside… [Continue Reading]

CWCI Report Examines ICD-10 History, Form and Function

California Workers Compensation Institute (CWCI)

Oakland, CA – On October 1, 2015, the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) will become the standard classification system for all healthcare delivery in the United States, including group health, federal programs (Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Administration) as well as…[Continue Reading]

American Well Enters Workers’ Comp Market in Partnership with CorVel

American Well

Boston, MA – Telehealth services provider American Well recently announced it is entering the workers’ compensation sector through a strategic partnership with CorVel Corporation, a national provider of risk management solutions. Together the companies will deliver on-demand doctor evaluations for employees with a workplace injury…[Continue Reading]

Liberty Mutual Saves OR Restaurant & Lodging Assoc. $858,000 in WC Costs

Liberty Mutual Workers Compensation

Boston, MA – Liberty Mutual Insurance’s Northwest Business Insurance operation recently announced an overall retrospective rating adjustment and savings of $858,000 for businesses participating in its Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association (ORLA) group workers compensation insurance program. The rating adjustment reflects…[Continue Reading]

Cal/OSHA Investigation Leads to Manslaughter Charges Against Owner and Foreman

CA DIR

San Francisco, CA – Cal/OSHA’s criminal investigation into the December 2012 falling death of a 51-year-old carpenter in San Francisco resulted in manslaughter charges by the San Francisco District Attorney against the worker’s employer and foreman. Salvador William Versaggi, owner of Versaggi Construction, along with…[Continue Reading]

A New Leader Speaks!

In today’s issue of WorkCompRecap we announce a new leader, and the publishing of their new post in WorkCompWire’s exclusive “Leaders Speak” section, which features leaders from the Workers’ Compensation Industry, and focuses on issues that are timely, relevant, and thought provoking. Are you ready?? [Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 9/29/15

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Pay to Play – who’s at “fault”? Managed Care Matters Why Mental Health Matters in Workers’ Compensation Systems Safety National Conference Chronicles Effective Use of Functional Capacity Evaluations ReduceYourWorkersComp Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news… [Continue Reading]

Dr. Ivan Castro: Traumatic Brain Injuries in Work Comp

Dr Ivan Castro

With the increase in workers compensation injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is noted as the leading cause of long lasting disability, coma and death. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there were approximately 2.5 million cases and 50,000 deaths associated with TBI in 2010. TBI occurs as a result of head trauma from an external or penetrating…[Continue Reading]

Catholic Mutual and Church Mutual Enter Strategic Alliance for Workers’ Comp

Church Mutual Logo

Merrill, WI – Catholic Mutual Group, the largest coverage provider for the Catholic Church in North America, and Church Mutual Insurance Company (CMIC), the nation’s largest insurer of religious organizations, recently announced a strategic alliance under which CMIC will underwrite auto and workers’ compensation insurance for all of the…[Continue Reading]

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