March 25, 2017

WorkCompRecap: Stats & Safety!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ recent release of its Annual Report on Occupational Injuries and Illnesses for 2015, along with a statement from Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. Private industry employers reported…[Continue Reading]

Asst Sec of Labor Encouraged by BLS Report on Occ Injuries & Illnesses in 2015

OSHA

Washington, DC – Occupational injury and illness data recently released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed a significant drop in the rate of recordable workplace injuries and illnesses in 2015, continuing a pattern of decline that, apart from 2012, has occurred annually for the last 13 years. Private industry employers reported about 2.9 million…[Continue Reading]

DORN Announces Early Intervention Worksite Pain Management Program

Dorn

Denver, CO – DORN, providers of worksite pain management programs, recently announced PeakPerformance™, an evidence-based, proactive approach to preventing, managing and eliminating the musculoskeletal discomfort and pain which undermine employee engagement, performance and overall productivity. Peak Performance…[Continue Reading]

PCI Elects New Officers to the Board of Governors at Annual Meeting

PCI

Dallas, TX – The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) elected new officers to its Board of Governors recently during the association’s annual meeting. John Barbagallo, commercial lines group president, Progressive Insurance Group was elected as PCI’s chair; Kurt Bock, CEO, COUNTRY Financial was elected first vice chair…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Medical Clinics at Center of $200,000 Workers’ Comp Fraud Indictment

Ohio BWC

Columbus, Oh – A Cleveland doctor and the former co-owner of his practice were indicted Oct. 26 on charges related to scamming the workers’ compensation system out of $216,000. The 170-count indictment returned by a Cuyahoga County grand jury details the findings of an investigation into the actions of Dr. Stephen Bernie, 77, and Dianne…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Differentiator Dialogue!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Rising Medical Solutions’ announcement of an upcoming free webinar where experts from the fourth annual Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study will share 2016 results, including which best practices are proving to be clear differentiators among claims…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 10/28/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Founder & Nurse Case Manager Making a Difference! Good News Work Comp Working in Workers’ Comp: understanding emerging issues affecting the industry Ohio BWC Blog Age is more than a number Texas Mutual Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead… [Continue Reading]

Webinar to Examine 2016 Work Comp Benchmarking Study Results, Claims Differentiators

Rising Medical Solutions

Chicago, IL – Experts from the fourth annual Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study will share 2016 results, including which best practices are proving to be clear differentiators amongst claims organizations, at a free webinar on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST. Until recently, data to substantiate touted…[Continue Reading]

CA Commissioner Asks Workers’ Comp Insurers to Reduce Rates

CA Department of Insurance

Sacramento, CA – Commissioner Dave Jones recently issued a formal finding that costs to insurers in the workers’ compensation system are declining. Jones asked that workers’ compensation insurers pass those cost savings on to employers in the form of lower rates. Commissioner Jones also recently issued a workers’…[Continue Reading]

LWCC Announces Executive Leadership Changes

LWCC

Baton Rouge, LA – LWCC recently announced changes to its executive leadership team. Longtime LWCC executive Mike DeLaat retired from his position of senior vice president and chief financial officer after 16 years of service to the company. In addition to DeLaat’s departure, two new members have joined the LWCC executive team…[Continue Reading]

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