August 15, 2017

WorkCompRecap: Outcome Observations!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new study from WCRI that examines and compares outcomes for injured workers across 15 different states. Outcomes covered by the study included recovery of physical health and functioning, return to work, earnings recovery, access to medical care, and satisfaction with medical care…[Continue Reading]

New WCRI Studies Compare Outcomes of Injured Workers Across 15 States

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – New studies recently published by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) compare outcomes of injured workers across 15 states. The outcomes examined in these studies include recovery of physical health and functioning, return to work, earnings recovery, access to medical care, and satisfaction with medical care…[Continue Reading]

CA DWC Posts Proposed Amendments to WCIS Regs & EDI Implementation Guides

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) today posted proposed regulations further revising its Workers’ Compensation Information System (WCIS) regulations and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Implementation Guides. Members of the public are invited to present written comments regarding the proposed…[Continue Reading]

W. R. Berkley Corporation Appoints Senior Executives

WR Berkley

Greenwich, CT – W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) recently announced the appointments of two senior executives. Richard M. Baio has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer. Andrea C. Kanefsky has been named vice president – corporate controller. Ms. Kanefsky succeeds Clement P. Patafio, who oversees…[Continue Reading]

NY Business Owner Stole More Than $100k in Workers’ Comp While Training Dogs

New York State Seal

Albany, NY – New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott recently announced the arrest of a Hudson Valley woman who spent years running her own dog training business while collecting more than $100,000 in workers’ compensation benefits and claiming that she was not employed or working in any capacity whatsoever. Elizabeth…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Rule Risks!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features RIMS’ recent announcement that it is advising the risk management community to review and prepare for OSHA’s new rules regarding electronic recordkeeping of workplace injuries, which will take effect on January 1, 2017, except for a portion which will become effective on August 10, 2016…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 5/27/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Where Wellness and Workers’ Comp Intersect Safety National Conference Chronicles CMS Updates List of ICD-9 and ICD-10 Codes Excluded from Mandatory Insurer Reporting Medicare Insights Can You Hear Me Now? Your Workplace May Be Too Loud CA… [Continue Reading]

RIMS Implores Risk Pros to Brace for Challenges Presented by New OSHA Rules

RIMS

New York, NY – RIMS recently advised the risk management community to review and prepare for new rules regarding electronic recordkeeping of workplace injuries. The new rules, released by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), become effective on January 1, 2017, except for a portion which will become effective on…[Continue Reading]

SUNZ Insurance Retains Next Level Administrators as New TPA

SUNZ Insurance

Sarasota, FL – SUNZ Insurance Company recently announced that Next Level Administrators, LLC will be its new Third Party Administrator (TPA) effective June 1, 2016. The new TPA partnership allows for a much closer working relationship and more control over the claims handling process. It also gives SUNZ enhanced oversight and…[Continue Reading]

CA DWC Posts Amendments to Draft Home Health Care Fee Schedule Regulations

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently posted amended draft regulations regarding the implementation of a fee schedule for home health care services. Members of the public are invited to present written comments regarding the proposed modifications to dwcrules@dir.ca.gov until 5 p.m. on Wednesday…[Continue Reading]

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