December 15, 2017

CWCI Score Card Examines Inland Empire/Orange County Work Comp Claims

California Workers Compensation Institute (CWCI)

Oakland, CA – The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) has issued its second Regional Score Card, offering detailed data on claims filed by workers from San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and Imperial Counties for job injuries that occurred between 2005 and 2015. The Scorecard, based on data from more than…[Continue Reading]

MedRisk Presents Continuing Education Course on Surveillance

MedRisk

King of Prussia, PA – As part of its ongoing commitment to delivering quality managed care for injured workers, MedRisk, Inc. provides free online continuing education courses to adjusters and nurse case managers. MedRisk’s next webinar “Surveillance and Investigation” will be held Thursday, December 1, at 11 a.m., Eastern. The course will…[Continue Reading]

Acuity Selects Valen Analytics Platform to Improve Workers’ Comp Underwriting

Valen Analytics

Denver, CO – Valen Analytics® recently announced a new customer engagement with Acuity®, A Mutual Insurance Company, a nationally recognized property and casualty insurer that manages over $3.5 billion in assets. Acuity will utilize the Predict and Manage applications of Valen’s InsureRight® Platform for workers’…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Auto Mechanic Owes BWC $132,000 for Workers’ Comp Fraud

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A Southern Ohio man who collected injured workers’ benefits for four years while running an automobile repair shop out of his residence must pay $132,239 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) and serve five years probation. Manuel Perez, 59, of West Portsmouth in Scioto County, pleaded guilty…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Giving Thanks!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap finishes off the short week with the California WCIRB’s release of its Senate Bill No. 863 WCIRB Cost Monitoring Report – 2016 Retrospective Evaluation, which is part of a multi-year cost monitoring plan it developed to determine the impact of SB 863′s reforms…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 11/23/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Thanksgiving And Freedom From Want Workers’ Comp Insider Happy Thanksgiving From UR Nation UR Nation Heart-healthy Thanksgiving tips for the dining room and the job site Texas Mutual Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check… [Continue Reading]

CA WCIRB Releases 2016 SB 863 Cost Monitoring Report

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Oakland, CA – The WCIRB recently released its Senate Bill No. 863 WCIRB Cost Monitoring Report — 2016 Retrospective Evaluation which is part of a multi-year cost monitoring plan developed by the WCIRB following the signing of SB 863 by Governor Brown on September 18, 2012. The WCIRB released retrospective evaluations…[Continue Reading]

Pinnacol Will Decrease Workers’ Compensation Rates in 2017

Pinnacol Assurance

Denver, CO – Pinnacol Assurance’s Board of Directors has approved a 2017 decrease in workers’ compensation rates that will average -3.2 percent for the insurer’s 55,000-plus Colorado policyholders. This decrease surpasses the Colorado Division of Insurance’s recommendation of a -2.4 percent change, and will become effective…[Continue Reading]

TPA Vision Risk Services Selects PCIS ClaimsVISION

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New York, NY -(BusinessWire)- P&C Insurance Systems, Inc. (PCIS), a provider of claims and risk management information systems, recently announced that third party administrator Vision Risk Services, LLC has selected PCIS’ ClaimsVISION®. PCIS’ SaaS model will make a rapid implementation possible for Vision Risk’s workers’…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Man Faked Injuries to Obtain Narcotics

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A Columbus-area man with a history of faking work injuries to obtain narcotics was sentenced Wednesday to six months probation and ordered to pay the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation $620 for the cost of investigating him. Thomas Gallagher, 47, of Dublin, pleaded guilty Nov. 16 to one first-degree misdemeanor…[Continue Reading]

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