December 15, 2017

OSHA Announces $10.5M for Susan Harwood Training Grants for Worker Safety

OSHA

Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced the availability of $10.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to fund training and education for workers and employers to help them identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards. The grants are available…[Continue Reading]

OR WCD Issues Reminder on Upcoming Self-Insured Premium Assessment Audit

Oregon DCBS

Salem, OR – The Workers’ Compensation Division recently announced that it will resume auditing self-insured employers’ premium assessment filings in the fall of 2017 for the time period July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017. All self-insured employers (including self-insured employer groups) will be subject to the audit. This audit was…[Continue Reading]

Travelers Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

Travelers Insurance Work Comp

New York, NY – The Travelers Companies, Inc. recently reported net income of $595 million, or $2.11 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2017, compared to $664 million, or $2.24 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter due to lower core income, partially offset by higher net realized investment gains. Core income in the current…[Continue Reading]

CA Agent Charged in Alleged Scheme Targeting Injured Workers’ Benefit Funds

CA Department of Insurance

Long Beach, CA – Tom Fallon, 63, of Long Beach, is being arraigned Monday, July 24 in Superior Court in Long Beach on multiple felony charges including theft by embezzlement and money laundering. Fallon’s daughter, Christina Fallon, 28, also of Long Beach, is scheduled to surrender herself at the Long Beach Police Department on Monday…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Monitoring Moving!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ recent announcement of his signature of an executive order directing the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to begin work creating a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Missouri is the last state in the country to create one, and…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 7/21/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Innovation in workers’ comp doesn’t exist Managed Care Matters Workers’ Comp: Rulings, Regulations and Reform Risk & Insurance How to protect drivers without killing Uber PC 360 Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links,… [Continue Reading]

MO Governor Eric Greitens Announces Statewide PDMP

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Jefferson City, MO – Governor Eric Greitens recently signed an executive order directing the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to begin work creating a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Through partnerships with private sector leaders, the state will be able to monitor prescribers and dispensers to find and eliminate…[Continue Reading]

Prime Health Services’ Expands Workers’ Compensation Telemedicine Coverage

Prime Health Services

Nashville, TN – Prime Health Services’ recently announced that its Prime Telemed product is quickly growing to nationwide access. Prime Telemed is an exclusive provider network, full of initial care providers specializing in workers’ compensation, that is outcomes based. Fifteen states are ready for workers’ compensation telemedicine…[Continue Reading]

NM Workers’ Compensation Judge Shanon Riley Reappointed

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Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration (WCA) Director Darin A. Childers recently announced the reappointment of Shanon S. Riley to serve a new five-year term as a workers’ compensation judge, effective August 20, 2017. “I appreciate Judge Riley and the work she has done over her first six years at…[Continue Reading]

NY Truck Driver Charged with Stealing Over $20k in Workers’ Comp Benefits

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Albany, NY – New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott recently announced the arrest of a Fort Plains resident on charges he defrauded the Workers’ Compensation system by more than $20,000. Charles Brownell, 46, formerly of Little Falls, was charged with Grand Larceny in the Third Degree and Insurance Fraud…[Continue Reading]

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