May 22, 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: 5/23/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. NCCI’s Bill Donnell on the future of workers’ comp Managed Care Matters Impact of Economy and Technology on Insurance and Workers’ Compensation Safety National Conference Chronicles Ohio Bill Would Limit Access to Workers’ Comp for Workers Here Illegally Insurance Journal… [Continue Reading]

Dr. Robert Hall: Anoxic Brain Injury: An Underreported and Oftentimes Overlooked Consequence of Overdose

Dr Robert Hall

A few weeks back, a new patient of mine was accompanied into the examination room by his daughter. Although he was in his mid-50’s, he needed a significant amount of assistance due to decreased balance and unsteady walking. The reason for the referral was to evaluate the cause of his right shoulder and neck pain and hand numbness, which were ultimately found…[Continue Reading]

Fitch: U.S. Commercial Lines Profitability Deteriorating, WC A Bright Spot

Fitch Ratings

Chicago, IL – The U.S. commercial lines insurance market segment reported its fourth consecutive underwriting profit in 2016, but the combined ratio deteriorated by 4 percentage points to 99% according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. Poor results tied to adverse loss reserve development posted in the last two years by traditional…[Continue Reading]

EMPLOYERS Names Thomas M. Warden Senior VP, Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Employers Insurance

Reno, NV – EMPLOYERS (NYSE: EIG) has named Thomas M. Warden as senior vice president, chief data and analytics officer for EMPLOYERS. Warden brings to EMPLOYERS strong experience in the fields of data and analytics with 30 years in the industry. This position reports directly to the chief operating officer, and is…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Tax Preparer Convicted of Workers’ Comp Fraud

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A Cincinnati-area man who claimed to be permanently disabled from work while earning more than $100,000 preparing tax returns owes the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) nearly $57,000 in restitution. A judge ordered Fernando Cruz, of Maineville in Warren County, to pay BWC $2,000 up front, followed…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: State of the Line!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features NCCI’s release of its annual State of the Line market analysis, which described the workers’ compensation industry as “adapting”. Key findings included a Calendar Year 2016 combined ratio for private…[Continue Reading]

NCCI State of the Line Highlights Key Indicators of Workers Comp Industry

NCCI Holdings, Inc.

Boca Raton, FL – The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) recently released its highly anticipated annual State of the Line Guide, the industry’s most extensive workers compensation market analysis. As presented in this year’s State of the Line Report, the workers compensation Calendar Year 2016 combined ratio…[Continue Reading]

Conference Chronicles: NCCI: Moral Imperative of Workers’ Compensation

Conference Chronicles

Orlando, FL – At the 2017 NCCI Annual Issues Symposium, Jonathan Haidt, Professor of Ethical Leadership from NYU Stern School of Business and noted author, discussed the important work done by our industry and our reason for doing it. The Triangle Shirtwaist fire in 1911 is credited with being the rallying point for the present workers’ compensation…[Continue Reading]

MI Doctor Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Illegally Prescribing Opioids

US Attorneys Office Seal

Grand Rapids, MI – Acting U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge recently announced that Doctor Horace Junior Davis, age 66, of Albion, Michigan, was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for illegally prescribing opioid painkillers and committing healthcare fraud. U.S. District Judge Paul L. Maloney also ordered that Dr. Davis pay restitution…[Continue Reading]

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