December 6, 2017

Alliance of Women in WC Announces Agenda & Keynotes for Pre-CWCRC Event

Alliance of Women in Workers' Compensation

Atlanta, GA – The Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation recently announced the agenda and keynote speaker for its leadership event that will be held in conjunction with the California Workers’ Compensation (CWC) and Risk Conference in Dana Point, California. On October 4, 2016, the Alliance will host its 2nd annual women’s…[Continue Reading]

Xerox Services Recognized for Accelerating NY Workers’ Comp Claims

Xerox

Norwalk, CT – Claims for New Yorkers injured on the job are now moving more quickly at the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board due to its partnership with Xerox State Government Services. Both organizations will be honored by the New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID) at its annual meeting on September…[Continue Reading]

Jail Time for WA Couple in Workers’ Comp Billing Scam

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Tumwater, WA – A husband and wife who owned and operated a foreign-language interpreter service in Mountlake Terrace have been sentenced to 90 days in jail for a fraudulent billing scheme. Philip Ward, 44, and his wife, Kitzia Huerta-Ward, 40, were each sentenced on one felony count of first-degree theft involving the submission…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Rates & Revisions!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some closely-followed rate news coming out of Florida, with the state’s Office of Insurance Regulation’s recent announcement that it has thoroughly reviewed the recent filing from NCCI. After receiving and reviewing “hundreds of public comments” and testimony…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 9/28/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. The Solution to Every Healthcare Debate: Access vs. Cost Evidence Based Virtual Reality: Opportunities for Paraplegic Rehabilitation Outlook on Outcomes Medical Marijuana and Opioid Analgesics in Workers’ Compensation Optum Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources.… [Continue Reading]

FL OIR Takes Action on Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rates

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

Tallahassee, FL – After a thorough review of the workers’ compensation insurance rate filing submitted by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) and careful consideration of hundreds of public comments and testimony received from interested stakeholders, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has…[Continue Reading]

Lifesaving Heroes to be Honored at WA Governor’s Safety and Health Conference

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Spokane, WA – Whether saving workers from electrical fires, rescuing a family from a sinking boat in Lake Chelan or administering the Heimlich maneuver, Washington workers show again and again that they’re ready to step up and provide critical aid to people in desperate need. This week, 16 workers will be honored for their lifesaving…[Continue Reading]

MedRisk Welcomes Rick Victor to International Scientific Advisory Board

MedRisk

King of Prussia, PA – Richard A. Victor, PhD has joined the International Scientific Advisory Board of MedRisk, Inc., the leader in physical rehabilitation and diagnostic imaging solutions for the workers’ compensation industry. ISAB is responsible for identifying, performing and promulgating research on best-practice treatment in the areas…[Continue Reading]

CA Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Comp Fraud

Santa Barbara DA

Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley recently announced that Jacob Finerty, 28 years old, of Hesperia, California, pled to four counts of Felony Workers’ Compensation Fraud. Mr. Finerty was employed as a police officer with the Santa Barbara Police Department. At the time of his employment…[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]

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