July 18, 2017

WCRI Study Examines Effects of Provider Choice Policies on Workers’ Comp Costs

WCRI

Cambridge, MA – The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) recently released a new study titled The Effects of Provider Choice Policies on Workers’ Compensation Costs. The study found nuanced evidence about how provider choice policies are related to workers’ compensation medical and indemnity costs. According to…[Continue Reading]

AIA: IL State Run WC Fund & Price Control Legislation Fail to Provide Meaningful Reforms

American Insurance Association

Washington, DC – Steve Schneider, Midwest region vice president for the American Insurance Association (AIA), issued the following statement after the Illinois House passed two adverse pieces of workers’ compensation legislation (HB 2525 and HB 2622) last night. If enacted, HB 2525 would require insurers to submit rates to the Illinois…[Continue Reading]

The Hartford Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

The Hartford

Hartford, CT – The Hartford (NYSE:HIG) reported first quarter 2017 net income and core earnings of $378 million compared with net income of $323 million and core earnings of $385 million in first quarter 2016. Net income rose 17% due to a reduction in net realized capital losses, partially offset by higher catastrophe losses. Net realized capital losses…[Continue Reading]

CT School Custodian Charged with Workers’ Compensation Fraud, Perjury

Connecticut Coat of Arms

Rocky Hill, CT – A New Canaan school custodian who was supposedly rendered unable to work by an on-the-job injury was recently arrested and charged with illegally collecting Workers’ Compensation benefits after he was found to be working another job. Courtney Wills, age 37, of Bridgeport, was arrested by Inspectors from the Workers’…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Remember & Return!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap finishes the week on a bit of a somber note as we mark Workers’ Memorial Day and highlight the WA L&I’s ceremony to honor fallen workers yesterday. We hope you will take a moment, as we have, to acknowledge those we’ve lost, and to remember that behind each statistic and report…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 4/28/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. It’s not the price of the pill! Managed Care Matters Managing Workers’ Compensation Risks in the Healthcare Sector Safety National Conference Chronicles Wellness ZENter recap, April 26 Sedgwick Connection Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We… [Continue Reading]

WA L&I: Worker Memorial Day a Somber Reminder of Workplace Safety Importance

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Tumwater, WA – Fallen workers from all walks of life were remembered during a ceremony at the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries’ (L&I) building in Tumwater on April 27. Eight truck drivers, five loggers, two nurses, a police officer, a fire chief and a flagger are among the 79 people who died from work-related causes who were…[Continue Reading]

DEA Continues Prevention Efforts with Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday

DEA

Washington, DC – Addictive prescription drugs that are thrown away or left untended on shelves and in drawers at home are often stolen and either abused or sold by family members and visitors. That’s why the DEA and thousands of its state, local, and tribal law enforcement and community partners are holding another Prescription…[Continue Reading]

Texas Mutual Names New Vice President of Marketing and Customer Engagement

Texas Mutual

Austin, TX – Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently announced Jeremiah Bentley as the company’s new vice president of marketing and customer engagement. Bentley will oversee the company’s advertising and public relations efforts, community affairs program, online and social media efforts and customer engagement team. Bentley joined..[Continue Reading]

Employers Holdings, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

Employers Insurance

Reno, NV – Employers Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EIG) recently reported net income and net income excluding the impact of the LPT of $23.2 million ($0.70 per diluted share) and $20.3 million ($0.62 per diluted share), respectively, for the first quarter of 2017. Operating income was $18.9 million ($0.57 per diluted share) for the quarter ended March 31…[Continue Reading]

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