June 27, 2017

Listen Up: What You Can Learn About the Industry in 3-4 Minutes

genex

In our workers’ compensation world, there are an ever-increasing number of media sources trying to grab our attention. Whether in the form of a magazine article, LinkedIn post, webinar or whitepaper, the industry is blessed to have so many important information vehicles to help you deliver the best services to injured workers. While more is often better, it doesn’t solve a significant problem many of us face: time. How can we keep up…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Trends & Tests!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the recent announcement from Injured Workers’ Pharmacy (IWP) of the release of their first industry drug trends report, Work Comp Pharmacy: A Front Line Perspective. IWP noted that since they call themselves “the patient advocate pharmacy”, they would…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 12/1/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. The advocacy approach – improving consumer experience Sedgwick Connection Fueling Injury Recovery with Engaged Workers Safety National Conference Chronicles Reading the tea leaves: The Trump administration and OSHA Workers’ Comp Insider Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside… [Continue Reading]

Injured Workers’ Pharmacy Releases First Industry Drug Trends Report

Injured Workers Pharmacy (IWP)

Andover, MA – Injured Workers’ Pharmacy (IWP), recently announced the release of their first industry drug trends report, Work Comp Pharmacy: A Front Line Perspective. As a national workers compensation specialty pharmacy, IWP’s report outlines the current trends being seen in the industry by bringing more attention to…[Continue Reading]

Guest Post: Urine Drug Testing – A Potential Key to Preventing Opioid-Related Issues

Nancy Grover-Slider

The use of urine drug testing (UDT) for injured workers raises challenges and questions for workers’ compensation stakeholders. Who should be tested? How many tests are too many/too few? How often should the tests be performed? And, perhaps most importantly, what — if any — action should be taken in response to test results? These questions…[Continue Reading]

Healthesystems Announces Appointment of Two Executives to Lead Business Units

Healthesystems

Tampa, FL – Healthesystems recently announced the appointment of two long-standing company leaders to executive roles that will guide service delivery, innovation, and growth. Kristine Kennedy, EVP/General Manager, will lead the ancillary benefits management (ABM) business solution. Matt Hewitt, EVP/General Manager, will lead the pharmacy benefit…[Continue Reading]

Texas Mutual Distributes $3 Million in Early Qualifier Dividends to 4,000 Businesses

Texas Mutual

Austin, TX – Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently announced that it paid more than $3 million in early qualifier dividends to approximately 4,000 newer policyholder owners across the state. This payout is the final component of Texas Mutual’s $240 million dividend distribution in 2016. The policyholder owners receiving early-qualifier dividends…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: The Big Easy!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the big kickoff of the National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference here in New Orleans! First up in the news today is the announcement from the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) that its “Stay at Work” program has now helped…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 11/30/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. The Surgeon General Missed Something Evidence Based Substance Abuse Awareness Takes Center Stage with Surgeon General Report Outlook on Outcomes Kentucky Judge Allows Bevin to Appoint Workers’ Comp Judges Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news… [Continue Reading]

WA L&I’s Stay at Work Program Hits Major Milestones, Over 20,000 Workers Helped

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Tumwater, WA – A Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) program that helps support light-duty jobs after workplace injuries has reached two major milestones. The Stay at Work Program has now helped more than 20,000 injured workers and provided more than $50 million to reimburse businesses that take part. The program pays employers for…[Continue Reading]

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