March 20, 2018

Deborah Watkins: Leveraging Technology to Recruit Talent

Deborah Watkins

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 50 percent of the insurance industry workforce is older than 45. The past 10 years have seen the greying of the industry accelerate at a remarkable pace with the number of employees aged 55 and older increasing by 74 percent. Today, the number of insurance workers aged 55 and older is nearly 30 percent higher than…[Continue Reading]

Broadspire Names Dr. Marcos Iglesias Chief Medical Officer


Atlanta, GA – Broadspire®, a division of Crawford & Company® recently announced that Dr. Marcos Iglesias has been named the company’s new chief medical officer, effective June 26. Dr. Iglesias assumes the position from Dr. Jacob Lazarovic, who announced his retirement after 18 years with Broadspire. “Providing appropriate clinical oversight…[Continue Reading]

Concentra Continues Growth in Jacksonville with Latest Center


Addison, TX – Concentra recently announced its latest expansion with the acquisition of CarePoint in Jacksonville, adding a new option for employers in the area seeking quality medical care. Concentra’s new south Jacksonville center location is the third center in the greater market, and presents the company’s latest advancements in quality medical…[Continue Reading]

PA Physician Arrested for Prescribing Opioid Pain Pills Outside his Practice

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Harrisburg, PA – Attorney General Josh Shapiro recently announced criminal charges against a Centre County orthopedic surgeon who wrote 63 prescriptions for opioid pain medications and other drugs to a woman who was not his patient, but with whom he was having an affair. Dr. Kenneth L. Cherry, 58, surrendered to authorities in State…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: New NCCI Report!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of NCCI’s Residual Market Management Summary for 2016, which it refers to as the best source for facts and figures about the workers’ comp residual market plans and reinsurance pools that NCCI services. Highlights from the report include that 2016 was the fourth year in a row…[Continue Reading]

NCCI Releases 2016 Residual Market Management Summary


Boca Raton, FL – NCCI recently announced the release of its Residual Market Management Summary 2016, noting that it is the best source for obtaining facts and figures about the workers compensation residual market plans and reinsurance pools that NCCI services. NCCI declared 2016 another successful year based on all the key…[Continue Reading]

SFM Foundation Awards Record Amount in Scholarships for Children of Injured Workers

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Bloomington, MO – The SFM Foundation gave more money than ever this year toward scholarships for the children of injured workers. The Foundation awarded $285,000 in total scholarships to 14 students whose parents were severely or fatally injured while working for Minnesota, Iowa or Wisconsin employers. The organization…[Continue Reading]

SUNZ Insurance Company Promotes Karen Bolinder to Chief Operating Officer

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Bradenton, FL – SUNZ Insurance Company recently announced the promotion of Karen Bolinder from Director of Financial Operations to Chief Operating Officer. In her new position, Bolinder will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of SUNZ Insurance with direct oversight of the policy administration and payroll departments…[Continue Reading]

AF Group Introduces Eric Halter to Lead New AF Specialty Brand

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Lansing, MI – AF Group recently announced Eric Halter as director of AF Specialty, a new brand focused on providing fronting capacity to insurance carriers, managing general agents, reinsurance intermediaries and captive managers. Halter will partner with entities who are seeking a fronting facility to place well-managed, turnkey property and…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Emphasizing Empathy!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new whitepaper from Lockton on the importance and value of empathy and kindness when working with injured workers, which can also greatly reduce the cost of workers’ compensation claims. Lockton noted that employers often overlook, undervalue, or interact poorly with…[Continue Reading]

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