May 22, 2017

WorkCompRecap: Fatal Fakes!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the DEA’s recent announcement that a recent intelligence report has found that hundreds of thousands of counterfeit prescription pills, many containing deadly amounts of fentanyl and fentanyl-related compounds, have made their way into the U.S. drug market…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 7/29/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Behavioral health can change “trying” to “doing”! Sedgwick Connection FDA Proposes Restrictions on Compounded Copies of Approved Products Healthesystems Blog Things are safer in a connected world Texas Mutual Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news… [Continue Reading]

DEA Report: Counterfeit Pills Fueling U.S. Fentanyl and Opioid Crisis

DEA

Washington, DC – Hundreds of thousands of counterfeit prescription pills, many containing deadly amounts of fentanyl and fentanyl-related compounds, have made their way into the U.S. drug market, according to a new DEA intelligence report. Law enforcement nationwide report higher fentanyl availability, seizures, and known overdose deaths…[Continue Reading]

WI Commissioner of Insurance Approves Workers’ Comp Rate Reduction

WI DWD

Madison, WI – The state Commissioner of Insurance has approved a 3.19% rate reduction for worker’s compensation rates effective October 1, 2016 for Wisconsin employers. In addition, manufacturing as an industry group will see a reduction of 5%. “This rate decreases is good news for employers throughout the state and provides…[Continue Reading]

Mitchell Adds Adva-Net to Portfolio of Provider Network Solutions

Mitchell

San Diego, CA – Mitchell International recently announced the addition of Adva-Net as a new strategic partner to SmartAdvisor, its portfolio of Workers’ Compensation solutions. Adva-Net’s specialty solution obtains discounts through both prospective and retrospective applications of its provider agreements, allowing clients to generate significant…[Continue Reading]

CDI: CastlePoint National Conserved by Regulator to Protect Policyholders

CA Department of Insurance

Sacramento, CA – Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones recently announced that CastlePoint National Insurance Company, the sole remaining insurance company member of the Tower Group, was placed into conservation by order of the San Francisco Superior Court to protect policyholders and injured workers covered under policies issued by…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Brexit Brief!

oday’s issue of WorkCompRecap features NCCI’s recent release of a special update to its recent Quarterly Economics Briefing report that examines the potential ramifications of the recent “Brexit” vote on the US economy and workers’ compensation. NCCI noted that workers’ comp could potentially see (likely minor) effects in three ways…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 7/28/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Work comp drug spend is going down Managed Care Matters How much is saving a life worth to you? Ohio BWC Blog SAWCA Regulators Roundtable Safety National Conference Chronicles Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources.… [Continue Reading]

NCCI Issues Special Economics Brief on Brexit Implications for Workers’ Comp

NCCI Holdings, Inc.

Boca Raton, FL – NCCI recently published a special edition of its Quarterly Economics Briefing titled “Potential Impact of Brexit on the US Economy and Implications for Workers Compensation”. On June 23, 2016, United Kingdom (UK) voters participated in a referendum on Brexit: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of…[Continue Reading]

ExamWorks Announces Completion of Acquisition by Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.

ExamWorks

Atlanta, GA – ExamWorks Group, Inc. (NYSE:EXAM), a provider of independent medical examinations, peer reviews, bill reviews, Medicare compliance services, case management services, record retrieval services, document management services and other related services, recently announced the successful completion of its acquisition by…[Continue Reading]

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