April 24, 2017

WorkCompRecap: Desirable Declines!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the North Carolina Department of Labor’s announcement that work-related fatalities in the state have declined, from 45 in 2014 to 41 in 2015. Federal figures, which include traffic accidents and some other exceptions, came in at 128. The DOL noted that it tracks…[Continue Reading]

Work-Related Fatalities Decline in North Carolina

NC DOL

Raleigh, NC – Preliminary figures recently released by the state Department of Labor show a decline in work-related fatalities in 2015. The Department of Labor tracks work-related fatalities that fall within its jurisdictional authority to conduct inspections. Fatalities declined from 45 in 2014 to 41 in 2015. The state figures exclude traffic accidents…[Continue Reading]

Patriot National Acquires Mid Atlantic Insurance Services

Patriot National

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Patriot National, Inc. (NYSE: PN), a provider of technology and outsourcing solutions, recently announced that it has acquired Mid Atlantic Insurance Services, a wholesale brokerage firm and program administrator offering a full array of commercial property and casualty insurance lines. In addition to new property and…[Continue Reading]

Three Appointed to Leadership Posts at LA Workforce Commission

LA Workforce Commission

Baton Rouge, LA – Louisiana Workforce Commission Executive Director Ava Dejoie recently announced the appointments of Cathy Wells as LWC deputy executive director and chief of staff, Sheral Kellar as director of the Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration and Bennett Soulier as chief financial officer. Wells most recently served…[Continue Reading]

CA Man Arraigned on Workers’ Comp Charges

San Bernadino DA

San Bernardino, CA – A Hemet man was arraigned on insurance fraud charges Thursday following an investigation conducted by the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fraud Unit. Raymond Chastain, 23, is charged with one felony count of Insurance Fraud. On Oct. 26, 2012, Chastain filed a workers’ compensation…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: TGI Fraudday?

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the California Department of Insurance’s recent announcement of 13 indictments against seven Southern California medical professionals in one of the largest cases of workers’ comp insurance fraud in department history. The group represents the second wave of indictments against…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 1/29/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. 10 Workers’ Compensation issues to watch in 2016 PC 360 Tennessee Treatment Guidelines and Drug Formulary Update Helios Blog Bill Would Clarify South Dakota’s Workers’ Comp Law Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news… [Continue Reading]

CA Medical Professionals Indicted in Multi-Million Dollar Kickback and Bribery Scheme

CA Department of Insurance

San Diego, CA – A complex investigation into one of the largest cases of workers’ compensation health care insurance fraud in department history has led to 13 indictments announced against seven Southern California-based medical professionals. This is the second wave of indictments against attorneys, doctors and medical providers who…[Continue Reading]

Paige S. Levy Selected Chief Judge for CA Division of Workers’ Compensation

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is pleased to announce that Administrative Director Destie Overpeck has selected Paige S. Levy as chief judge, beginning February 1, 2016. As chief judge, Levy will work closely with the administrative director, the associate chief judges and presiding judges to oversee more than…[Continue Reading]

MEMIC Promotes Jackson to Director of Claim Operations

MEMIC

Portland, ME – The MEMIC Group recently announced the promotion of Robyn Jackson to Director of Claim Operations where she will oversee all key areas of the Claim Department’s workflow, system and data needs. Jackson joined the MEMIC claim team in 2005 as a Compensation Specialist and was promoted to Unit Manager of Operation…[Continue Reading]

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