December 17, 2017

CompLinks: 1/24/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Management moves in work comp services Managed Care Matters SAIF Board Offers $1.7 Million For Plotkin Settlement From Bob’s Cluttered Desk Making the WC Medical Management Auto Pilot Smart MedMetrics Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside… [Continue Reading]

Jose Tribuzio: 6 Business Intelligence Capabilities for Workers’ Compensation

Jose Tribuzio

Significant data is collected in the workers’ compensation (WC) claims industry. Being able to analyze and act on this data can have far-reaching implications for improving program performance. With modern business intelligence (BI) tools organizations can gain the insights needed to optimize cost savings, create safer work environments and…[Continue Reading]

JOEM: Data-Driven Approach May Reduce Violence to Hospital Workers

ACOEM

Washington, DC – A worksite intervention using unit-level data on violent events can lead to lower risks of patient-to-worker violence and injury to hospital staff, suggests a study in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine…[Continue Reading]

IL Man Charged with Fraud in NJ After Forging Workers’ Comp Insurance Certificates

New Jersey State Seal

Hackensack, NJ – Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal recently announced the arrest of Henry Jared Mathusek (married; and private business owner) of 115 Hopi Court, Naperville, Illinois on insurance fraud and forgery related charges. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Regulate & Report!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation’s recent release of the 2016 edition of its Workers’ Compensation Annual Report to the Florida Legislature. Key findings from the report included that the market is competitive and served by a large number of independent insurers…[Continue Reading]

FL OIR Issues 2016 Workers’ Compensation Annual Report

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) has released the 2016 Workers’ Compensation Annual Report to the Florida Legislature. The Office is required by law to annually evaluate competition in the workers’ compensation market and to investigate and use data in its review of associated rate filings. The report…[Continue Reading]

Kenneth Tolson Named Crawford Property & Casualty CEO

Crawford

Atlanta, GA – Crawford & Company® (NYSE: CRD-A and CRD-B), recently announced that it has named Kenneth Tolson chief executive officer of its U.S. Property & Casualty℠ group, a business unit operating within the U.S. Services division of Crawford®. Tolson will be responsible for the company’s U.S. field operations and catastrophe…[Continue Reading]

W. R. Berkley Corporation Announces Executive Appointments

WR Berkley

Greenwich, CT – W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) recently announced the appointments of Melissa M. Emmendorfer as senior vice president – insurance risk management, Mir Mazhar as senior vice president – chief project officer, and Jonathan A. Schriber as senior vice president – underwriting. All appointments…[Continue Reading].

TX Insurance Commissioner Selects Nored to Head Legal Division

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax has selected Michael Nored to head the agency’s Legal Division. Nored replaces Stan Strickland, a 21-year veteran of the agency leaving at the end of the month to join an Austin law firm. “Stan is a great friend and valued colleague, and we’re going to miss him,” Mattax said. “We’re fortunate…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Prison Guard Cheats Workers’ Comp System, Must Reimburse BWC

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A Ross County prison guard must pay the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation nearly $6,000 in restitution after investigators found him working while collecting injured workers’ benefits. Jason E. Chamberlin of Kingston, about 11 miles northeast of Chillicothe, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of workers’ compensation…[Continue Reading]

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