December 15, 2017

OK Attorney General Pruitt Files Workers’ Compensation Fraud Charges

Oklahoma State Seal

Oklahoma City, OK – Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Monday announced workers’ compensation fraud charges against William “Billy” Nichols of Oklahoma County and Johnathon H. Glover of Pontotoc County. William “Billy” Nichols, 44, started U.S. Weed Control while he was still employed by another company. Nichols allegedly accessed…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Safe Summer!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features a reminder from Washington L&I that as Summer starts and many teenagers get their first jobs, they along with their parents and employers all have important roles in worker safety. L&I noted that young workers have a higher rate of getting hurt on the job than older adults, with the number…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 5/26/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Workers’ comp – for hospitals, it’s where the money is Managed Care Matters Customer relationship management – an essential element in occupational injury prevention Ohio BWC Blog An introduction to ICD-10 and its possible effects on MSP… [Continue Reading]

WA L&I: Summer Job Season Approaching – Teens More Likely to Get Hurt at Work

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Tumwater, WA – As summer approaches, many teens are excited to have their first real jobs. Unfortunately, while working, some of them will be hurt — possibly seriously. Parents, employers and youth all play a critical role in teen worker safety. That’s according to Josie Bryan, child labor specialist with the Washington State Department of Labor…[Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Gets Eight Workers’ Comp Fraud Convictions in April

Ohio BWC

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

LCTA Workers’ Comp Hires Christine Martin as New CFO

LCTA Workers Comp

Baton Rouge, LA – LCTA Workers’ Comp (LCTA) announces the hiring of its new chief financial officer (CFO), Christine Martin, CPA, who brings more than 20 years of financial management experience to the casualty insurance company. In her new role, Martin is tasked with developing financial operations and strategy within the organization, in addition…[Continue Reading]

David Sandler Joins Everest to Lead New ‘Everest Risk Management’ Business Unit

Everest

Hamilton, Bermuda – Everest Re Group, Ltd. (NYSE: RE) recently announced that David Sandler has joined Everest Insurance as leader of a new business unit targeting the risk management client segment. Everest Risk Management enters the market with a deep product offering consisting of worker’s compensation, general…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Online & In Line!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features WCRI’s announcement of its upcoming webinar on key cost drivers, trends, and the performance of the Kentucky workers’ compensation system as compared to other states. Carol Telles, lead author of WCRI’s CompScope series will be covering not only trends and findings from CompScope…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 5/25/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Case study: Structured settlements ease a large loss Sedgwick Connection 7 Reasons You Really, Really Want WC Medical Analytics MedMetrics Blog Changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) May Affect Workers’ Compensation Premiums HEMIC Blog Editor’s… [Continue Reading]

New WCRI Webinar: Kentucky Workers’ Comp System

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Boca Raton, FL – WCRI recently announced a new hour-long webinar where for the first time ever, policymakers and system stakeholders in Kentucky now have information from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) on how their workers’ compensation benefit delivery system compares with 17 other states across a broad…[Continue Reading]

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