December 16, 2017

CompLinks: 10/27/15

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. 2015 Regulatory and Legislative Update – Compounded Medications Helios Blog How Medical Over-Diagnosis Drives Claims Costs Safety National Conference Chronicles The Workers Comp Pendulum Of Care ReduceYourWorkersComp Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We… [Continue Reading]

Edward Canavan: Securing Great Outcomes by Demonstrating Advocacy

Edward Canavan

In the workers’ compensation industry, about 20% of the injury claims are responsible for 80% of the costs. These cases frequently require a specific approach to help prevent them from becoming complex and mitigating those that are catastrophic. Through various tactics including employee empowerment, enhanced communications, litigation avoidance and managed care…[Continue Reading]

Kansas Workers’ Comp Rates to Decrease

Kansas State Seal

Topeka, KS – Many Kansas business owners will pay less for workers compensation insurance for 2016, according to Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance. The 2016 rate filing for the workers compensation rate shows a decrease of 11.6 percent in the voluntary base rate and a decrease of 10.4 percent for assigned risk workers’ compensation…[Continue Reading]

CA DWC Chief Judge Transfers to WCAB, Exec Medical Director Leaving State Service in 2016

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Chief Judge Richard Newman and Executive Medical Director Rupali Das are leaving the division for new endeavors: Judge Newman will join the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) and Dr. Das will retire from state service. “Chief Judge Richard Newman and…[Continue Reading]

Travelers Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results

Travelers Insurance Work Comp

New York, NY – The Travelers Companies, Inc. recently reported net income of $928 million, or $2.97 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, compared to net income of $919 million, or $2.69 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter. Operating income in the current quarter was $918 million, or $2.93 per diluted share, compared to…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Movers & Shakers!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features a couple of significant pieces of “People on the Move” news, starting with NCCI’s announcement that the Board has elected William (Bill) E. Donnell as its new President & Chief Executive Officer, effective December 7. Donnell is currently the President, US Property…[Continue Reading]

NCCI Announces New President & CEO William E. Donnell

NCCI Holdings, Inc.

Boca Raton, FL – Russell M. Johnston, National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) board chair and AIG executive, recently announced that the Board has elected William (Bill) E. Donnell as its new President & Chief Executive Officer, effective December 7, 2015. Mr. Donnell will succeed Stephen J. Klingel, the company’s current…[Continue Reading]

CA DWC Exec Medical Director Dr. Rupali Das Joins Zenith Insurance Co

Zenith National Insurance

Woodland Hills, CA – Zenith Insurance Company recently announced that Rupali Das, MD, MPH, FACOEM, will be joining Zenith as its Senior Vice President and California Medical Director in January 2016. Dr. Das has enjoyed a long career dedicated to the health and safety of workers and the citizens of California. Dr. Das has served as the Executive Medical…[Continue Reading]

Employers Holdings Announces Additional Board Member

Employers Insurance

Reno, NV – Employers Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EIG) a Nevada-based company whose subsidiaries are specialty providers of workers’ compensation insurance focused on small businesses, recently announced that the company’s board of directors has elected Prasanna Dhoré to the Boards of Directors of Employers Holdings, Inc…[Continue Reading]

Chubb Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results

Chubb Insurance

Warren, NJ – The Chubb Corporation [NYSE: CB] recently reported that net income in the third quarter of 2015 was $601 million compared to $594 million in the third quarter of 2014. Net income per share increased 5% to $2.60 from $2.47. It was the highest net income per share for any quarter in Chubb’s history. Operating income, which the…[Continue Reading]

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