December 18, 2017

CompLinks: 12/22/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Thinking Inside the Box to Save Lives Good News Work Comp The Workers’ Compensation of the Past Outlook on Outcomes Percentage of Non-Subscribers in Texas Workers’ Comp System Falls Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources.… [Continue Reading]

WCRI: CA Medical Payments per WC Claim Decreased After Implementation of SB 863

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – California Senate Bill (SB) 863, signed into law in 2012, may have contributed to decreases in medical payments per workers’ compensation claim in 2013 and 2014, according to CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for California, 17th Edition, a study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). According to…[Continue Reading]

IN DOL: Hoosier Worker Deaths at Historic Low

Indiana State Seal

Indianapolis, IN – The Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL) recently released its annual preliminary Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) report for 2015. The IDOL reported 115 worker deaths in 2015, tying 2012 with the lowest total since the CFOI report was introduced in 1992. Commissioner of Labor Rick Ruble acknowledged…[Continue Reading]

MEMIC Promotes Sabatino to Director, Human Resources

MEMIC

Portland, ME – The MEMIC Group recently announced the promotion of Deb Sabatino to the position of Director, Human Resources where she is responsible for planning and managing human resources operations and programs. Sabatino has more than 25 years of HR experience in the hospitality, healthcare, retail and insurance industries. She…[Continue Reading]

NY Woman Charged with Forging Dead Mother’s Signature to Claim WC Benefits

New York State Seal

Albany, NY – New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott recently announced the arrest of a Niagara Falls woman on charges she defrauded the Workers’ Compensation system by forging her recently-deceased mother’s name on benefit checks the mother had been receiving since the work-related death of the mother’s husband…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Oversight Observations!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the TDI-DWC’s announcement of the release of the results of its 2016 Insurance Carrier Performance Based Oversight (PBO) assessment. For this year, insurers were evaluated on their performance for timeliness in several categories, including payment…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 12/21/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Whither work comp in 2017 – Part Two Managed Care Matters The Tobacco Playbook: Opioids Go Global Evidence Based Percentage of Non-Subscribers in Texas Workers’ Comp System Falls Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We… [Continue Reading]

TDI-DWC Announces Performance Based Oversight Results

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has released results of the 2016 Insurance Carrier Performance Based Oversight (PBO) assessment. For 2016, insurance carriers were assessed on their performance for timeliness in the following categories: payment of initial Temporary…[Continue Reading]

AL Gov Bentley Announces Creation of Council on Opioid Misuse & Addiction

Alabama State Seal

Montgomery, AL – Governor Robert Bentley recently signed Executive Order 27 creating the Alabama Council on Opioid Misuse and Addiction. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alabama has seen a 19.7 percent increase in the state’s drug-overdose death rate from 2013 to 2014. In Alabama, 723 people died in 2014…[Continue Reading]

MEMIC’s Leonard Announces Retirement in September 2017

MEMIC

Portland, ME – John T. Leonard, the first and only president and CEO in the history of The MEMIC Group, has announced his intent to retire, effective September of 2017. Leonard was recruited to help start the company in 1993, taking his position as president in the first few weeks of the fledgling operation. Under Leonard’s direction…[Continue Reading]

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