December 15, 2017

SFM’s Brian Bent Elected Chair of MWCIA Board

SFM

Edina, MN – SFM recently announced that Vice President and Director of Underwriting Brian Bent was elected to a two-year term as chair of the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurers Association Board of Directors earlier this month. The organization is responsible for collecting, processing and analyzing workers’ compensation data…[Continue Reading]

NY Prison Guard Charged with $38,000 in Workers’ Comp Fraud & Sick Leave Theft

New York State Seal

Albany, NY – New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott recently announced the arrest of a Five Points Correctional Facility corrections officer on grand larceny and fraud charges for stealing more than $38,000 in sick leave and workers’ compensation benefits he was not entitled to by falsifying medical records and asserting…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Figures & Fallen…

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the California DIR’s recent report that the number of work related fatalities in the state declined in 2014, and a review indicated that workplace fatalities remain below the average rate prior to 2008, when the last recession began. The DIR also noted that deaths among Latino workers…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 4/27/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. A Wake Up Call for Employers: One-Third of Opioid Scripts Are Being Abused Evidence Based NABIS Annual Conference 2016 Recap Outlook on Outcomes Timely Reporting Claims Is First Step In Work Comp Management ReduceYourWorkersComp Editor’s Note: These… [Continue Reading]

CA Department of Industrial Relations Reports 2014 Fatal Occupational Injuries

CA DIR

Oakland, CA – The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) reports the number of Californians who died on the job decreased in 2014. A review of the past ten years indicates that workplace fatalities remain below the average rate of fatalities prior to 2008, when the last recession began. “Every work-related fatality is a tragic reminder that…[Continue Reading]

WA to Honor Fallen Workers During April 28 Ceremony at L&I

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Tumwater, WA – Six firefighters, five loggers and nine construction workers are among those who died from work-related causes who will be remembered at this year’s Worker Memorial Day ceremony in Tumwater. The men and women range in age from 20 to 92 and did all types of work, including retail clerk, business owner, police officer, pilot, ranch…[Continue Reading]

Pinnacol Foundation Adds Two Board Members

Pinnacol Assurance

Denver, CO – The Pinnacol Foundation recently announced that it welcomed Michael Gifford and Doug Ruegsegger to its board of directors this month. The Foundation provides scholarships to children whose parents have been injured or killed in work-related accidents, regardless of insurance carrier. Gifford has been president and CEO of the Associated…[Continue Reading]

CA Defendant Sentenced in Workers’ Comp Fraud & Tax Evasion Case

Monterey County DA

Monterey, CA – Monterey County District Attorney Dean D. Flippo recently announced that Juan P. Gutierrez, age 54, of Salinas, has been sentenced by Judge Pamela L. Butler. On February 24, 2016, the defendant pled to two counts of making a material misrepresentation in order to obtain a lower workers’ compensation insurance premium…[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: 4/26/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Monday catch-up Managed Care Matters Lawsuit claims workers comp insurers hacked into injured workers’ files Business Insurance Preventing Tech Neck CA State Fund Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links,… [Continue Reading]

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