March 15, 2018

WCRI Study Examines Impact of California Workers’ Compensation Reforms

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – Elements of California’s 2013 workers’ compensation reform law may have contributed to the state’s 2013 and 2014 decreases in medical payments per workers’ compensation claim, according to the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The study, CompScope™ Benchmarks for California, 16th Edition, focuses…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Safety Councils Recognized for Leadership in Promoting Workplace Safety

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator and CEO Sarah Morrison recently announced the annual safety council of the year award winners. More than 80 safety councils across the state serve as partners in BWC’s efforts to educate employers and workers about the importance of workplace safety. Eight safety…[Continue Reading]

The Hanover Insurance Group Names Joseph M. Zubretsky President and CEO

The Hanover Insurance Group

Worcester, MA – The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG) recently announced that it has named Joseph M. Zubretsky president, chief executive officer, and director effective June 20. He succeeds Frederick H. Eppinger, who last fall announced his intention to retire. They will work closely in the coming weeks to manage a smooth transition in leadership…[Continue Reading]

WA L&I: Forklift Rodeos Seeking Skilled Competitors for Regional Events

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Tumwater, WA – Forklifts are powerful machines that can be extremely dangerous if not used correctly. They require skill and knowledge to operate safely. Professional forklift drivers have an opportunity to demonstrate their expertise during upcoming regional competitions. The winners of those events will go on to a statewide “rodeo” at the Governor’s…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Comparing Comp!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new report from WCRI and the IAIABC that examines the distinctions among workers’ compensation laws in all U.S. states and certain Canadian provinces. The report is geared toward helping provide understanding of macro-level differences and…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 5/20/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Predictive Claims Models Safety National Conference Chronicles You Mean I Don’t Have to Show Up? The Promise of Telemedicine The New York Times Disney’s Tim East Tapped for NWCDC Keynote Risk & Insurance Editor’s Note: These links… [Continue Reading]

WCRI Resource for Comparing Workers’ Comp Laws across U.S. & Canada Now Available

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – An essential tool for researching and understanding the distinctions among workers’ compensation laws in all U.S. states and certain Canadian provinces is now available from the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) and the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI)…[Continue Reading]

TDI-DWC Seeking Input for Development of Return-to-Work Plan-Based Audit

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) recently announced that it is seeking input on the development of the Return-to-Work Plan-Based Audit. This is a follow-up plan-based audit of health care providers identified as poor performers in the 2015 Health Care Provider Assessment for…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Governor Kasich Names Sarah Morrison as New Administrator and CEO of BWC

Ohio State Seal

Columbus, OH – Governor John R. Kasich recently named Sarah Morrison as administrator and CEO of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, tapping her to lead an agency with more than 1,800 employees and serving more than 250,000 Ohio employers. She has served in that position in an interim capacity since the bureau’s former…[Continue Reading]

CA DWC Announces Appointment to Ethics Advisory Committee

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Acting Administrative Director George Parisotto has appointed Ellen Sims Langille to serve as a member of the Workers’ Compensation Ethics Advisory Committee. The appointment is effective June 1, 2016. Langille is general counsel of the California Workers’…[Continue Reading]

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