May 22, 2018

Two NY General Contractors Plead Guilty to Workers’ Compensation Fraud

New York State Seal

Albany, NY – New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott recently announced the guilty pleas of two Amsterdam building contractors who failed to provide their employees with Workers’ Compensation insurance as required by law. Thomas J. Kelly, 46, of Minaville Street, Amsterdam, and Kurt B. LaFata, 50, of Locust Avenue…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Another Acquisition!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features even more acquisition news with the announcement from Insurity that it has acquired proprietary data, analytics and predictive modeling provider Valen Analytics. Insurity noted that the addition of Valen will allow its customers to take advantage of Valen’s data-first…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 1/27/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Opioid education: the dangers of addiction and dependence Ohio BWC Blog Employers try a dose of kindness to encourage injured workers Business Insurance RTW Strategies to Improve Outcomes Republic Capital Claims Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to… [Continue Reading]

Insurity Acquires Valen Analytics


artford, CT – Insurity, Inc., a provider of core insurance processing and data integration, and analytics solutions recently announced its acquisition of Valen Analytics. Founded in 2004, Valen is a provider of proprietary data, analytics and predictive modeling for P/C insurers. The Valen brand will be retained with the organization, operating as…[Continue Reading]

PCI Issues Statement on FL House Subcommittee Hearing on Workers’ Comp System


Tallahassee, FL – Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) Regional Manager Logan McFaddin has issued the following statement regarding a recent panel discussion on Florida’s workers’ compensation system by the Florida House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee: “Insurers appreciate the subcommittee…[Continue Reading]

SFM Touts Top Placement on MN DLI List for Prompt First Action on Claims


Bloomington, MN – SFM recently announced that for the 18th consecutive year it has ranked first among large insurers in Minnesota for prompt first action on lost-time claims, according to a list from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. SFM either accepted or denied 93.5 percent of lost-time claims within the 14-day period allowed…[Continue Reading]

Angela Blanch Hired as VP of Business Development for Next Level Administrators

Next Level Administrators

Bradenton, FL – Next Level Administrators (NLA) recently announced the appointment of Angela Blanch as Vice President of Business Development. Andy Olwert, President of NLA, said, “I’m very excited to have Angela join the company at this critical time as NLA continues to expand its geographical scope. Angela will be a valued addition…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Acquisitions & Additions!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some M&A news with the announcement from Bailey Southwell & Co. that EvaluMed, a provider of independent medical evaluation (IME) and medicolegal services has been acquired by MES Group. MES expects the acquisition to help solidify its position as…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 1/26/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. OSHA under President Trump: early signs Workers’ Comp Insider Michelle Buckman – one of work comp’s good people Managed Care Matters UR Nation is Tracking the Case of Brian Koon v. Dr. Henry Walden UR Nation Editor’s Note: These… [Continue Reading]

Bailey Southwell & Co: MES Group Acquires EvaluMed

Bailey Southwell Co

Nashville, TN – Bailey Southwell & Co., LLC (BSC) has announced the sale of EvaluMed, Inc. (EvaluMed), a top provider of independent medical evaluation (IME) and medicolegal services throughout the Midwest, to MES Group, Inc. (MES), a leading provider of IMEs, peer reviews, bill reviews, Medicare compliance services, case…[Continue Reading]

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