May 15, 2018

Ohio BWC Spotlights Workplace Safety in Cambridge

Ohio BWC

Cambridge, OH – Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison recently recognized Greystone Health and Rehabilitation Center of Cambridge for its commitment to workplace safety. Morrison visited the skilled nursing facility at 66731 Old Twenty One Road to watch staff demonstrate new equipment…[Continue Reading]

CO Governor Hickenlooper Announces Appointments to Pinnacol Board

Colorado State Seal

Denver, CO – Gov. John Hickenlooper recently announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Pinnacol Assurance Board of Directors. The Pinnacol Assurance Board of Directors enacts rules and regulations pertaining to the operation and administration of the Colorado Pinnacol Assurance Fund. Effective August 31…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Naloxone & New Tools!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Optum’s announcement that it is offering a continuing education webinar tomorrow at 1pm ET on Naloxone, which is designed to treat opioid overdoses in emergency situations. The webinar will include info on dosage forms and Naloxone’s use in workers’ compensation…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 7/27/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Mental Illness: What Are We Going To Do About It? Evidence Based Obama Signs Bill to Curb Opioid Abuse But Decries Low Funding Insurance Journal Get up and Pokémon Go? Sedgwick Connection Editor’s Note: These links lead… [Continue Reading]

Optum Offering CE Webinar on Use of Naloxone in Workers’ Compensation


Tampa, FL – Optum will be hosting a Workers’ Compensation Continuing Education Webinar on Thursday, July 28 at 1:00 pm ET. The upcoming webinar is titled “The Use of Naloxone in Workers’ Compensation”: In layman’s terms, Naloxone is an antidote. It was designed to diagnose and treat an opioid overdose in an emergency situation. The medication…[Continue Reading]

CA WCIRB Launches New Experience Modification Estimators


San Francisco, CA – The WCIRB has launched two Experience Modification Estimators (Estimators) for insurers and agents and brokers to help policyholders understand how experience modifications are computed and the likely impact of the 2017 change to the experience rating formula on a policyholder’s modification. Users will have…[Continue Reading]

Island Insurance Selects Valen Analytics Tool to Improve Workers’ Comp Underwriting

Valen Analytics

enver, CO – Valen Analytics recently announced a new customer engagement with Island Insurance, Hawaii’s largest locally-owned property and casualty insurer. Island will utilize the Predict application of Valen’s InsureRight Platform for workers’ compensation, providing their underwriters with improved visibility into risk selection…[Continue Reading]

NY Restaurateur Charged with Insurance & Workers’ Comp Fraud

New York State Seal

Mineral, NY – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Far Rockaway restaurant owner was recently arrested for allegedly lying about her injuries and employment status in order to wrongfully receive more than $69,000 in disability and workers’ compensation insurance payments. Michelle Buggs, 45, of Inwood…[Continue Reading]

A New Leader Speaks!

In today’s issue of WorkCompRecap we announce a new leader, and the publishing of their new post in WorkCompWire’s exclusive “Leaders Speak” section, which features leaders from the Workers’ Compensation Industry, and focuses on issues that are timely, relevant, and thought provoking. Are you ready?? [Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 7/26/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Work comp pharmacy – different indeed Managed Care Matters Colorado health care amendment’s true cost to workers’ comp PC 360 New York Workers’ Compensation Loss Costs Going Up 9.3% Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to… [Continue Reading]

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