March 25, 2017

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]

CompLinks: 1/31/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Opioid Champions Among Us Good News Work Comp Obesity’s Impact on Recovery from Injury Outlook on Outcomes Calif. Case Could Redefine Peer Review Risk & Insurance Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links, but… [Continue Reading]

Dan Anders: How Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

Dan Anders

The saying goes you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. But when it comes to clinically driven settlement initiatives involving complex “old dog” workers’ compensation claims, old dogs can be taught new tricks. What’s more, the lessons learned from old dog claims can become a foundation for “new tricks” that can be applied in the management of all claims, building a best practices…[Continue Reading]

AK Governor Walker Introduces Workers’ Compensation Legislation

Alaska State Seal

Juneau, AK – Governor Bill Walker recently introduced legislation that would streamline Alaska’s workers’ compensation program while protecting workers’ rights. The improvements outlined in Governor Walker’s legislation address rising costs, recent legal developments, and new approaches to increase efficiency and fairness of…[Continue Reading]

CA State Fund Announces Heat Illness Prevention and Fall Protection Seminars

SCIF

San Francisco, CA – State Fund recently reminded California employers that it offers free seminars on Heat Illness Prevention and Fall Protection for the Construction Industry. The seminars will cover the mandatory Cal/OSHA standards related to protecting outdoor workers from heat illness onset and fall hazards. The presentations…[Continue Reading]

CT Juvenile Detention Officer Charged with Workers’ Compensation Fraud, Larceny

Connecticut Coat of Arms

Rocky Hil, CT – A Hartford man was recebtkt arrested and charged with illegally collecting Workers’ Compensation while he was working for the Cromwell school system after an injury on his job as a state juvenile detention officer supposedly rendered him unable to work. Dameon McLean, age 41, of Essex Street, Hartford, was arrested by…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Hold the Phone!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Everest Insurance’s announcement of a new partnership to further develop and launch a collaborative risk management platform called ZERO, which aims to improve communications amongst employees and help reduce and eliminate workplace safety issues. The real-time mobile…[Continue Reading]

Everest Insurance Announces Partnership & Mobile Platform to Boost Workplace Safety

Everest

Hamilton, Bermuda – Everest Reinsurance Holdings, Inc. has joined forces with industry veterans Glen and Todd Welch to form Salus Systems, LLC, a strategic partnership between the two companies that focuses on reducing workplace injuries. The new entity, Salus Systems, LLC, will further develop and market ZERO, a…[Continue Reading]

ESIS Launches Telemedicine Solution for Virtual Physician Consultation

ESIS

Philadelphia, PA – ESIS®, Inc., Chubb’s risk management solutions division, recently announced that it has added Telemedicine to its suite of medical services offered through ESIS NurseLine. Available to clients 24/7, this telephonic service provides registered nurses for the triage of work-related injuries. With the evolution of…[Continue Reading]

MI Gov. Snyder Makes Appointments to Workers’ Comp Board of Magistrates

Michigan State Seal

Lansing, MI – Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced the appointment of John Housefield of Haslett as well as the reappointments of Keith Castora of Canton, Jane Colombo of Grosse Pointe, Lisa Woons of Grand Rapids, Robert Timmons of Grand Rapids and David Williams of Grosse Pointe Woods to the Workers’ Compensation…[Continue Reading]

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