March 20, 2018

CA DWC Provides Status Report on Drug Formulary, Updates to Medical Treatment Guidelines

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

Oakland, CA – Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Workers’ Compensation (DIR/DWC) is on target to implement a workers’ compensation drug formulary by July of next year as required by Assembly Bill 1124. DWC is also updating its medical guidelines to align with the formulary and provide the best evidence-based care for injured…[Continue Reading]

CopperPoint Insurance Companies Helps Kids in Need Get “Pack to School”

CopperPoint Mutual

Phoenix, AZ – CopperPoint Insurance Company volunteers recently donated over 700 backpacks to the students of Edison Elementary School to kick off the school year. Every student in the K-8 school received a backpack filled with supplies such folders, notebooks, pencils, scissors and a ruler. Volunteers were accompanied by the Phoenix…[Continue Reading]

CA Man Gets Six Months in Jail for Cashing Disability Checks Under False Pretense

Orange County DA

Santa Ana, CA – An employee for a building remodeling company was recently sentenced to six months in county jail for cashing in disability checks under the false pretense of being unable to work. Angel Monzon, 53, Santa Ana, pleaded guilty on Feb. 18, 2015, to one felony count of insurance fraud and two felony counts of making fraudulent…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Fight Fatalities!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s recent announcement urging employers and workers pay special attention to workplace safety and health after 22 Tennessee workers suffered fatal job-related injuries since January. In the month of July alone…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 8/26/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Federalizing workers’ comp Managed Care Matters Improving the Image of Workers’ Compensation Safety National Conference Chronicles Are you an exceptional workers’ compensation adjuster? PC 360 Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all… [Continue Reading]

Tennessee Seeing Spike in Workplace Fatalities

Tennessee State Seal

Nashville, TN – The Administrator of the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Steve Hawkins, urges employers and workers pay special attention to workplace safety and health after 22 Tennessee workers suffered fatal job-related injuries since January. “In the month of July alone, 10 Tennessee workers lost their lives…[Continue Reading]

AmFed Selects Valen Analytics to Improve Underwriting Results

Valen Analytics

Denver, CO – Valen Analytics recently announced a new customer engagement with AmFed, a workers’ comp insurer that also provides third party administration services for self-insured groups and individual self-insureds. AmFed will utilize the Predict application of Valen’s InsureRight Platform for workers’ compensation, providing their…[Continue Reading]

New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co Adopts Patriot’s Pay-as-You-Go Billing Tool

Patriot National

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Patriot Technology Solutions, Inc. (PatTech), a subsidiary of Patriot National, Inc. (NYSE: PN), recently announced that New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company (NJM), will implement InsurePay, a pay-as-you-go billing tool, to help ease the payment process for its workers’ compensation customers. “We are pleased…[Continue Reading]

Former CA Man Sentenced for Misappropriation of Millions in Workers’ Comp Funds

CA Department of Insurance

Sacramento, CA – Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert recently announced that Gregory J. Chmielewski, 46, of West Bend, Wisconsin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to three years and five months in prison for mail fraud in connection with his misappropriation of funds from his insurance business into…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Legislation & Liens!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features two more interesting developments coming out of California, with Department of Industrial Relations Director Christine Baker issuing a statement in support of SB 1160 (Mendoza) which makes substantial reforms to the utilization review process used to…[Continue Reading]

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