December 4, 2017

Ohio BWC Brings Message of Safety to Four County Career Center Students

Ohio BWC

Archibold, OH – Workplace safety was the theme of the day recently at the Four County Career Center when Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison encouraged students to build a “safety-first” mindset and make it a lifelong practice. “The hallmark of a safe workplace is not only a supportive…[Continue Reading]

AMERISAFE Announces 2016 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

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DeRidder, LA – AMERISAFE, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMSF), a specialty provider of hazardous workers’ compensation insurance, recently announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016. G. Janelle Frost, President and Chief Executive Officer commented, “Underwriting margins across the industry…[Continue Reading]

NY Man Stole Deceased Woman’s Workers’ Comp Benefits

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Albany, NY – New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott recently announced the arrest of a City of Buffalo man who stole nearly $10,000 in Workers’ Compensation benefits meant for the woman he previously lived with and cared for but who had actually passed away two years earlier. Michael Barton, 57, of Buffalo, was charged…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Rates & Regs!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Nevada Insurance Commissioner Commissioner Barbara D. Richardson’s recent announcement of her approval of NCCI’s filing for an average decrease of 10.7% for Nevada workers’ compensation voluntary insurance loss costs. The commissioner also approved an…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 2/23/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Employment’s effect on hypertension Managed Care Matters The Rise of ODG UR Nation How Technology Is Changing Workers’ Compensation Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links, but are not responsible for third-party… [Continue Reading]

NV Commissioner Approves Largest Workers’ Comp Loss-Cost Decrease Since 2004

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Carson City, NV – Commissioner Barbara D. Richardson recently approved a filing from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (“NCCI”) for an average decrease of 10.7 percent for Nevada workers’ compensation voluntary insurance loss costs. An average decrease of 10.5 percent for workers’ compensation insurance assigned-risk…[Continue Reading]

Associated Industries of FL’s Task Force Proposes Workers’ Comp Legislation

Associated Industries of Florida (AIF)

Tallahassee, FL – The Associated Industries of Florida’s (AIF) recently announced that after months of traveling the state and holding meetings to discuss the current state of Florida’s workers’ compensation system, its “Florida Workers’ Compensation Strategic Task Force” has said the business community has come together on a solution…[Continue Reading]

KEMI Announces Two Management Promotions

KEMI

Lexington, KY – KEMI, the largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance in Kentucky recently announced two management promotions. Katy Grachek, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, has been promoted to Director of Human Resources. Katy has held various roles in the HR department at KEMI since 1997. She most recently served as the Benefits…[Continue Reading]

Former CA Deputy Convicted and Sentenced to 6 Months for Workers’ Comp Fraud

Orange County DA

Santa Ana, CA – A former Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) deputy was convicted and sentenced to six months in Orange County jail and three years informal probation today on charges for committing insurance fraud by failing to disclose his true physical abilities and activities to his health care providers. Nicholas Zappas…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Studies & Suspensions!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new report from WCRI that examined the early impact of Delaware House Bill 373, which had a goal to reduce medical expenses in the state’s workers’ compensation system by 33% over three years. The study examines the impact HB 373 had…[Continue Reading]

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