March 20, 2018

Ohio BWC Gets Seven Workers’ Comp Fraud Convictions in September

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer recently announced that seven individuals were convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, charges related to defrauding Ohio’s workers’ compensation system in September 2015. These court actions are the result of investigations conducted by BWC’s…[Continue Reading]

Fred Duyck Named Administrator of NC Industrial Commission

North Carolina State Seal

Raleigh, NC – North Carolina Industrial Commission Chairman Andrew T. Heath has appointed Fred Duyck to serve as the Commission’s administrator beginning October 29. The administrator is a senior-level position and is tasked with overseeing the Commission’s personnel, budget, and other managerial operations. Duyck is a…[Continue Reading]

Employers Reports Q3 2015 Earnings, Declares Q4 2015 Dividend

Employers Insurance

Reno, NV – Employers Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EIG) recently reported net income of $24.5 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 compared to $15.2 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter. Net income before the impact of the Loss Portfolio Transfer (“LPT”) was $21.8 million, or $0.67 per diluted share…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Re-Listings & Rates!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some interesting drug formulary news with the TDI-DWC’s announcement that it is notifying system participants that the Work Loss Data Institute, publisher of the ODG, will make changes affecting two drugs listed in its workers’ comp drug formulary. Effective February 1, 2016, Fentanyl…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 10/28/15

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Quality doctors matter: How physician scorecarding improves workers’ comp outcomes PC 360 Use the power of knowledge to reduce injuries Ohio BWC Blog 10 Reports Every UR Manager Should Be Running DataCare Blog Editor’s Note: These links… [Continue Reading]

TDI-DWC Announces “N” Listing of Fentanyl Patches and MS-Contin

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) is notifying system participants that the Work Loss Data Institute (WLDI), publisher of the ODG, will make changes affecting two drugs listed in Appendix A, ODG Workers’ Compensation Drug Formulary. Effective February 1, 2016, Fentanyl transdermal patches…[Continue Reading]

LA Workers’ Comp Insurance Rates Set to Decline for Third Consecutive Year

Louisiana State Seal

Baton Rouge, LA – Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon recently reported that Louisiana businesses are expected to see a decrease in their workers’ compensation rates in 2016. The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) recently proposed an overall decrease of 2.7 percent for Louisiana employers from its 2015 workers’ compensation…[Continue Reading]

Reed Group Announces Hiring of Senior Customer Operations Leader

Reed Group

Westminster, CO -(BusinessWire)- Reed Group recently announced that Nancy Botiller has joined the company as the Senior Vice President of Customer Operations. Botiller’s experience spans 19 years at Kaiser Permanente where she held several roles including leading the organization’s National Claims Services as Executive Director…[Continue Reading]

WV Woman Sentenced for Home Health Care Fraud

US Attorneys Office Seal

Clarksburg, WV – Sherri J. Slaven, 51, of Ellenboro, West Virginia, was recently sentenced for health care fraud and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $133,968.83, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced. Slaven operated a home health care business and she engaged in a scheme to defraud the West Virginia…[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]

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