July 17, 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: 7/18/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. It’s not just opioids. Managed Care Matters MSAs: A second bite at the apple Sedgwick Connection Be Aware of Employer, Provider, and Employee Fraud in Workers’ Compensation ReduceYourWorkersComp Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all… [Continue Reading]

Bill Donnell: Adapting to Changing Environment Key to Workers’ Compensation Success

Bill Donnell

Do you remember the days when you had to make a trip to Blockbuster to rent a movie? Most kids now have no idea of that concept, thanks to streaming services like Netflix. Did you know that Blockbuster had the opportunity to partner with Netflix? But it turned the offer down. At the time, Blockbuster was at the top of its game with thousands of locations and millions of…[Continue Reading]

Marsh Webcast: Workers’ Compensation’s Evolving Legal and Regulatory Landscape

Marsh

New York, NY – Marsh recently announced a new webinar scheduled for tomorrow on the evolving legal and regulatory landscape for workers’ comp, noting that to successfully manage workers’ compensation costs and workplace injuries, it’s vital for employers to stay on top of evolving legal and regulatory trends. Marsh’s Workers’ Compensation…[Continue Reading]

MEMIC Promotes Barden to Director, Corporate Communications

MEMIC

Portland, ME – The MEMIC Group recently announced the promotion of Kelly Barden to the position of Director, Corporate Communications. She is responsible for shaping and projecting the corporate image and brand identity and overall reputation for MEMIC’s many stakeholders. Barden started at MEMIC in 1998 as an intern through…[Continue Reading]

NY Transport Co Owners Plead Guilty to Falsifying Workers’ Comp Certs, Medicaid Fraud

New York State Seal

Binghamton, NY – New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently announced guilty pleas of the owners of Binghamton’s Yellow Medi-Van and Taxi, Inc., for failing to provide workers’ compensation coverage for their employees, misleading regulators about their business’…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Review Report!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the CA DWC’s recent release of the latest edition of the department’s progress report on its Independent Medical Review (IMR) program, the medical dispute resolution process created as part of Senate Bill 863′s 2012 reforms. Highlights from this edition include average number of days…[Continue Reading]

CA DWC: Independent Medical Review Report Shows Progress

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and its Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently posted a progress report on the department’s Independent Medical Review (IMR) program. IMR is the medical dispute resolution process that uses medical expertise to obtain consistent, evidence-based decisions…[Continue Reading]

RI DLT Announces Rate Reduction for Insurers Providing Workers’ Comp

RI DLT

Cranston, RI – The Department of Labor and Training (DLT) recently announced that it has cut the administrative assessment rate charged to insurance companies providing workers’ compensation coverage in Rhode Island. For fiscal year 2018, DLT has reduced the rate to 5.75 percent from 6.25 percent of carriers’ total net workers’…[Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC: Cheating System Proves Costly to Workers, Business Owners

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A North Canton woman convicted in May of workers’ compensation fraud must reimburse the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation nearly $22,000 for collecting benefits while working as a home health aide for nearly two years. A Franklin County judge on Wednesday also sentenced Diana S. Herrick to five years…[Continue Reading]

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