December 15, 2017

Ohio Employers Share More Than $7.8 Million in Safety Rebates

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer recently announced thousands of Ohio employers are receiving more than $7.8 million in savings for their commitment to workplace safety and injury prevention as members of one of Ohio’s 83 safety councils. The councils work to increase safety…[Continue Reading]

Angie Wei Elected 2016 Chair of CA Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Comp

CHSWC

Oakland, CA – The California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) recently announced the unanimous election of Commissioner Angie Wei as the Chair of the Commission for 2016. Ms. Wei, appointed by the Senate Rules Committee to represent labor, is the chief of staff of the California Labor Federation. CHSWC…[Continue Reading]

Former CT Police Officer Charged with Workers’ Compensation Fraud, Perjury

CT Division of Criminal Justice

Rocky Hill, CT – A former Madison police officer was recently charged with one count each of Workers’ Compensation Fraud and Perjury, felony offenses punishable by a potential total sentence of 20 years in prison. ROBERT ZEIDENBERG, age 48, of 7 Fox Den Way, Woodbridge, was recently arrested by Inspectors from the Workers’…[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: 12/22/15

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Study Supports Benefits of Evidence-Based Medicine Risk & Insurance What a difference a Board makes Ohio BWC Blog Workers comp insurers stay profitable amid industry changes Business Insurance Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources.… [Continue Reading]

Mark Kissick: Attracting Bright Young Minds to a Career in Insurance

Mark Kissick

The truth is that talented young people often bypass the insurance industry when career hunting these days, heading straight for finance, tech and other spaces that seem more exciting, innovative and service-oriented. It’s a big challenge for an industry projecting a huge talent drain over the next decade. But we all have the opportunity, and quite frankly, the responsibility…[Continue Reading]

CA WCIRB Releases Report on Q3 Insurer Experience

CA WCIRB

Oakland, CA – The WCIRB has completed its report on statewide workers’ compensation insurer loss and premium experience through September 30, 2015. The major findings of the report include: California written premium (gross of deductible credits) for the first nine months of 2015 is approximately $13.4 billion, which is approximately 7% above…[Continue Reading]

WV Hospital Association Announces Guidelines for Use & Prescribing of Opioids

WV Hospital Association

Charleston, WV – The West Virginia Hospital Association (WVHA) Board of Trustees recently endorsed new provider-focused and provider-developed recommended guidelines for all West Virginia hospitals to address the misuse of opioid prescriptions. The WVHA Guidelines for Use and Prescribing of Opioids in Hospital Emergency Departments are…[Continue Reading]

CO Gov. Makes Appointments to Special Funds Board for Workers’ Comp Self Insurers

Colorado State Seal

Denver, CO – Gov. John Hickenlooper recently announced appointments to the Special Funds Board for Workers’ Compensation Self Insurers. The Board distributes monies from the Workers’ Compensation Special Self-Insured Fund to assure prompt and complete payments to members of self-insured companies who are delayed or declare…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Reflecting Reforms!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new edition of WCRI’s CompScope Medical Benchmarks that found that in 2013 medical payments per claim in California decreased 5% for claims with more than seven days of lost time at 12 months of experience, which likely reflects the early impact of 2012 reform…[Continue Reading]

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