December 15, 2017

Travelers Doubles ConciergeClaim Nurse Locations in 2015

Travelers Insurance Work Comp

Hartford, CT – The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV), the nation’s largest workers compensation carrier, has doubled its ConciergeClaim® Nurse sites this year, to more than 60 locations countrywide. The patented program helps to facilitate access to care for injured workers and provides personal assistance from…[Continue Reading]

Texas Mutual pays $198,731 Dividend to Texas Recreation Safety Group

Texas Mutual

Austin, TX – Texas Mutual Insurance Company, a policyholder-owned company, recently awarded a dividend of $198,731 to the Texas Recreation 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. “At Texas Mutual, we believe…[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: 11/24/15

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. The Anti-Opioid Movement is gaining speed and traction Managed Care Matters As Promised, Conditional Payments Resolution via Web Portal to Start 1/1/16 Helios Blog BWC SID: Our Journey to Excellence – Part 3 of 3 Ohio BWC… [Continue Reading]

Dax Craig: Developing an Overarching Predictive Analytics Strategy in Work Comp

Dax Craig

As the work comp market continues to become more segmented and complex, carriers are increasingly turning to predictive analytics in underwriting to stay competitive. The fact that the historically troubled line of work comp is now profitable for the first time since 2006 at the same time we see market share growth for companies known for their holistic use of analytics…[Continue Reading]

Assistant Secretary of Labor Issues Statement on 2014 BLS Occ Injury & Illness Report

US DOL

Washington, DC – Recently released results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses show that private industry employers reported nearly 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2014. While the total recordable cases incidence rate fell 0.1 cases per 100 full-time workers, the rates for…[Continue Reading]

WI DWD Secretary Appoints New Chief Legal Counsel & Legislative Liaison

WI DWD

Madison, WI – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson announced the appointments of Karl Dahlen as Chief Legal Counsel and Andrew Evenson as Legislative Liaison in the agency. “DWD is happy to announce the additions of Karl and Andrew to the Secretary’s office,” Secretary Newson said. “Both Karl and Andrew…[Continue Reading]

Texas Mutual Pays $207,245 Dividend to Texas Green Industry Safety Group

Texas Mutual

Austin, TX – Texas Mutual Insurance Company, a policyholder-owned company, recently awarded a dividend of $207,245 to the Texas Green Industry 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. “At Texas Mutual, we…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Lower & Slower!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new edition of WCRI’s Medical Price Index for Workers’ Compensation report, which found prices paid for medical services for injured workers were lower and growing slower in states that regulated prices via fee schedules. Key findings included significant variations…[Continue Reading]

WCRI: Medical Prices Lower, Grew Slower in States with Medical Fee Schedules

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – The prices paid for medical professional services for injured workers were lower and growing slower in states with price regulations in the form of professional fee schedules as compared with states that do not have them in place. This is according to a new 31-state study, Medical Price Index for Workers’ Compensation, Seventh[Continue Reading]

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