May 22, 2018

CDI: WC Insurer Circumvents Regulatory Review at Expense of CA Businesses

CA Department of Insurance

Sacramento, CA – Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones recently announced his decision in a major insurance case pitting a small business against a Berkshire Hathaway owned workers’ compensation insurer that used a complex insurance scheme to circumvent regulatory review of its rates and policy terms to the disadvantage of small and…[Continue Reading]

Robert M. Ferrieri Sworn-in as RI Workers’ Compensation Court Chief Judge

Rhode Island State Seal

Providence, RI – Governor Gina M. Raimondo recently swore-in Judge Robert Ferrieri, the new Chief Judge of the state Workers’ Compensation Court. “Judge Ferrieri brings excellent experience and knowledge from his eight years on the bench,” Raimondo said. “I am confident that as Chief Judge, he will continue to make our Workers’…[Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Nets Two Convictions of Cleveland Day Care Operators

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – In separate cases on back-to-back days, Ohio BWC netted two convictions of Cleveland-area day care center operators who refused to pay their workers’ compensation premiums until the BWC pressed criminal charges against them. One owner must pay the BWC nearly $34,000 and serve one year probation, while the other…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Offer Up!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the announcement from Ebix, an international supplier of on-demand software and e-commerce services to the insurance and other industries that it has made an offer to acquire 100% of the outstanding stock of Patriot National. Ebix noted…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 6/24/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Payers Taking Action Against Compound Prescriptions WC Insights Opioid Alternatives Can Be Hard-to-Find and Costly Insurance Journal 525,600 minutes: make them all count Ohio BWC Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all… [Continue Reading]

Ebix Offers to Acquire Patriot National for $9.50 Per Share


Atlanta, GA – Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIX), an international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial and healthcare industries, today announced that it has sent a letter to the Board of Patriot National, Inc. (traded on NYSE), a provider of technology-enabled outsourcing solutions for the insurance industry…[Continue Reading]

Former CA State Senator Calderon Pleads Guilty to Federal Corruption Charge

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Los Angeles, CA – Former California State Senator Ronald S. Calderon has agreed to plead guilty to a federal corruption charge and admitted in a plea agreement filed recently that he accepted tens of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for performing official acts as a legislator. Ron Calderon, 58, of Montebello, agreed to plead…[Continue Reading]

FastTrack RTW Adds Two New Associates to Management Team


Bedminster, NJ – Mary Ritchey joined FastTrack on June 6th as the head of Claims Administrative & Return-to-Work Services and will be based in FastTrack’s home office in Bedminster, NJ. Mary will report to Paul D. Taylor, Chief Operating Officer. “Mary is a seasoned insurance professional who brings a wealth of knowledge from her 10+ years…[Continue Reading]

Michael J. Feeney Sworn-in as RI Workers’ Compensation Court Judge

Rhode Island State Seal

Providence, RI – Governor Gina M. Raimondo recently hosted an official swearing-in ceremony for Michael J. Feeney, the new Judge of the state Workers’ Compensation Court. “Michael brings a wide range of legal qualifications to the Workers’ Compensation Court,” Raimondo said. “I am confident that he will be an excellent addition as this court…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Comp Callout!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features WorkCompCentral’s announcement that it is calling for nominations for its 5th Annual Comp Laude™ Awards, which recognize excellence in the workers’ compensation community. Anyone involved in workers’ compensation in any jurisdiction may nominate…[Continue Reading]

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