May 15, 2018

WorkCompRecap: Tracking Trends!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of the eighth edition of WCRI’s Monitoring Trends in the New York Workers’ Compensation System, which aims to track the performance of the State’s system after 2007 reforms. According to the report, for claims reflecting 16 months of experience under treatment…[Continue Reading]

New WCRI Report: Monitoring Trends in the New York Workers’ Comp System

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – Trends in the performance of the New York workers’ compensation system following reforms enacted in 2007 are monitored in the eighth annual report from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The metrics in this report, Monitoring Trends in the New York Workers’ Compensation System, 2005–2013, provide…[Continue Reading]

TDI-DWC Finalizes Medical Quality Review CY 2016 Annual Audit Plan

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) recently solicited and received input from workers’ compensation system participants regarding the categories for the CY 2016 Medical Quality Review Annual Audit Plan (Annual Plan). DWC noted that it appreciates the input provided by system participants…[Continue Reading]

Spreemo Appoints Mike Lundberg as Chief of Sales and Marketing


New York, NY – Spreemo has named Mike Lundberg as its new Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. In this role, Lundberg will spearhead Spreemo’s growth initiatives and lead its sales and marketing efforts across new and existing payer-partners. Prior to joining Spreemo, Lundberg spent the last 13 years at StrataCare, A Xerox Company…[Continue Reading]

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Employers Holdings, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries

AM Best

Oldwick, NJ -(BusinessWire)- A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a-” of Employers Insurance Company of Nevada, Employers Compensation Insurance Company, Employers Assurance Company and Employers Preferred Insurance Company, collectively referred to as the…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Opt-Out & Update!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features WCRI’s recent announcement that it has added a second panel on Opt-out to its annual conference March 10-11, in order to create a forum for the topic, which has been receiving significant attention lately. WCRI noted that it does not take positions on such issues, but found it…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 2/26/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Total Worker Health Model Safety National Conference Chronicles We Knew it was Coming! CMS is Using Mandatory Insurer Reporting Data to Project MSA Allocations Amount Medicare Insights Researchers Hope to get Paralyzed Patients Walking Again Outlook on… [Continue Reading]

WCRI Announces Panelists for Second Opt-Out Panel at Annual Conference

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – The ability for employers to opt out of state workers’ compensation systems has been getting a lot of attention as of late. In an effort to provide a forum for this topic, the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) added two panels on opt out to their annual conference (March 10-11, 2016) at the Westin Copley Place Hotel…[Continue Reading]

CWCI Continues Case Law Series With 2016 Update

California Workers Compensation Institute (CWCI)

Oakland, CA – The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) will conduct a one-day case law seminar in May in both Long Beach and San Francisco to examine how recent trends in decisional law are reshaping California workers’ compensation and to discuss appropriate negotiation and defense strategies for claims personnel…[Continue Reading]

Timothy Lyons joins DentalWorks USA as Chief Operating Officer


Tampa, FL – DentalWorks USA, a national, dental cost-containment company serving the workers’ compensation industry has named Timothy (Tim) Lyons Chief Operating Officer. Lyons is responsible for managing the fast growing company’s day-to-day operations. “DentalWorks has enjoyed tremendous growth and is poised for rapid expansion…[Continue Reading]

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