December 15, 2017

Sedgwick Institute Awards Inaugural Senior Fellowship to Richard Victor

Sedgwick Institute

Memphis, TN – The Sedgwick Institute has named workers’ compensation expert Richard Victor, Ph.D., as its first senior fellow. Sedgwick established the institute earlier this month to bring together an interdisciplinary community of thought leaders dedicated to elevating the dialogue around issues affecting the risk and benefits industry. Victor…[Continue Reading]

Employers Holdings, Inc. Names Samuel V. King as VP, Fraud Investigations

Employers Insurance

Reno, NV – EMPLOYERS® (NYSE: EIG) has named Samuel V. King as vice president, fraud investigations for EMPLOYERS. With 24 years of fraud investigations leadership experience and 10 years of law enforcement experience, King brings to EMPLOYERS his valuable expertise in the field of workers compensation fraud. This position will work…[Continue Reading]

WA Grocery Store Worker, Aesthetician Charged in Separate WC Fraud Cases

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Tumwater, WA – One claimed she hurt herself chasing a shoplifter, and the other insisted her spa injury was so serious she couldn’t work. Now the two women in these unrelated cases face felony theft charges alleging they stole workers’ compensation benefits. Marlo Diana Johnston, 29, of Everett, and Sulia Hernandez Carranza, 50, each have…[Continue Reading]

New Leaders Speak!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the continuation of our “Leaders Speak” series with another installment from Tammy Bradly, VP Clinical Product Development at Coventry Workers’ Comp Services. Read Tammy’s new article at WorkCompWire…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 2/23/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. As the Pendulum Swings, Governors Weigh In Evidence Based Combating prescription drug abuse Sedgwick Connection New Mexico’s High Court Will Hear Workers’ Comp Case Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check… [Continue Reading]

Tammy Bradly: Remote Care Management is the Next Step Toward Improved WC Outcomes!

Tammy Bradly

For decades, doctors have used tools like Holter cardiac monitors to assess health, such as heart function, while the patient goes about his or her daily routine. More recently, consumers have begun donning Fitbits and other activity trackers to monitor their footsteps, their sleep patterns, their heart rate and more – uploading the results to sites like MyFitnessPal.com. Where clinical…[Continue Reading]

WA L&I Offering Grant Money for Safety and Health Improvement Projects

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Tumwater, WA – Do you have a great idea for improving workplace safety and health, like a new type of training or an innovative design for safer equipment? If so, the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) wants to hear from you and may help fund your project. A new round of safety and health grants is now available through L&I’s Safety and Health…[Continue Reading]

Sedgwick Names DeBruce VP of Engagement, Inclusion & Social Responsibility

Sedgwick

Memphis, TN – Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., recently announced that Ericka DeBruce has joined the company as vice president of engagement, inclusion and social responsibility. In her new role, DeBruce will focus on initiatives related to diversity and inclusion, corporate social responsibility and the company culture of workplace and…[Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Gets Four Workers’ Comp Fraud Convictions in January

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer recently announced that four individuals were convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, charges related to defrauding Ohio’s workers’ compensation system in January 2016. These court actions are the result of investigations conducted by BWC’s…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Review Report!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new report from CWCI that examined workers’ compensation Independent Medical Review (IMR) decisions rendered in 2015 in California. The report found that even though IMR physicians continue to uphold the vast majority of Utilization Review (UR) physicians’…[Continue Reading]

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