December 16, 2017

Mariellen Blue: Factoring Comorbidities Into Case Severity

Mariellen Blue

It’s no secret comorbidity factors have taken a toll on workers’ compensation. In the past decade, the percentage of workers’ comp claims with a comorbid diagnosis (diabetes, hypertension, depression and obesity) has nearly tripled, according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). The situation is even worse when it comes to addiction, with drug abuse…[Continue Reading]

FFVA Mutual Selects Insurity for Workers’ Compensation Business

Insurity-Logo2

Hartford, CT – Insurity, Inc. a provider of core insurance processing and data integration and analytics solutions, recently announced that FFVA Mutual Insurance Co. (FFVA Mutual) has chosen Insurity’s core processing suite, Insurance Decisions, which includes Policy Decisions Evolution, Billing Decisions and Claims Decisions, as well as…[Continue Reading]

Amerisure Announces Three Promotions

Amerisure

Farmington Hills, MI – Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company is pleased to announce the following promotions: Allen Long-Director, Advanced Analytics Casey Mungall-Director, Enterprise Risk Management and Investments Chris Spaude-Director, Financial Planning & Analysis. Allen Long has been promoted to Director…[Continue Reading]

FL Biz Owner Steals Over $1,000,000 in Payroll and Workers’ Comp Scheme

Florida CFO

Ft Myers, FL – Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and the Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) Division of Investigative and Forensic Services (DIFS) recently announced the recent arrest of Ivan Hernandez, owner of Global Staffing / Professional Staffing and Payroll Services in Ft. Myers. Hernandez is alleged to have ran a criminal…[Continue Reading]

More Insight Leads to Better Outcomes

Optum

Throughout 2016 Optum is offering a comprehensive continuing education program in which its experts share actionable insight on workers’ compensation trends and challenges. Following each presentation, they will provide Key Takeaways reiterating guidance, that when applied, lead to better outcomes. Opioid analgesics have an important place…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Enhanced & Enforced!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features NCCI’s announcement of the launch of its redesigned State Insight tool, which provides state-specific workers compensation results at a glance and in greater detail. Features of the tool include an interactive map that provides Direct Written Premium…[Continue Reading]

NCCI Enhances State Insight Tool

NCCI Holdings, Inc.

Boca Raton, FL – NCCI recently announced the launch of its redesigned State Insight tool available to our carrier and regulator customers. The new State Insight is intuitive and interactive, and provides state-specific workers compensation results at a glance-with additional details just a click away. State Insight offers three ways customers…[Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC’s Special Investigations Dept Nets 8 Convictions in June

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation netted eight convictions in June in criminal cases related to workers’ compensation fraud. “Investigating and putting an end to fraud helps protect the benefits of injured workers and keep employers’ premiums down,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. “That’s why BWC…[Continue Reading]

Sean Kevelighan Named President and CEO of Insurance Information Institute

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New York, NY – The Insurance Information Institute recently announced Sean Kevelighan has been named President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective August 8, 2016. Kevelighan brings with him over 18 years of public affairs, communications and media relations experience, including leadership roles in the global…[Continue Reading]

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of ProAssurance Corporation and Subsidiaries

AM Best

Oldwick, NJ -(BusinessWire)- A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A+ (Superior) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “aa-” of ProAssurance Casualty Company, ProAssurance Indemnity Company, Inc., ProAssurance Specialty Insurance Company, Inc., and ProAssurance American Mutual, A Risk Retention Group…[Continue Reading]

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