August 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: 8/22/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Friday catch-up, innovation, and what kills it. Managed Care Matters Criticism for Law Enforcement FL Workers’ Comp Adjudication Constitutional Convenience WCC’s Work Comp World Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links, but are not… [Continue Reading]

Chikita Mann: Cultural Competency and the LGBTQ Injured Worker

Chikita Mann

Cultural competency has gained a stronger foothold in health care over the past decade. Still, while strategies to provide care without bias have helped reduce disparities among minority populations, the same can’t be said for those in the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community. At the heart of the issue is a lack of cultural understanding…[Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Fraud Investigators Get Seven Convictions in July

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation secured seven convictions in July of employers and injured workers who attempted to cheat the agency. The cases raise the year’s total convictions for BWC’s special investigations department (SID) to 90. “Workers’ compensation fraud raises the cost of the system for everyone involved,” said SID Director Jim Wernecke. “I hope these latest convictions serve as a reminder to those attempting to steal from BWC: We have investigators all over the state…[Continue Reading]

Daniel Schley Joins Go Transportation & Translation as COO

Winter Park, FL – Go Transportation & Translation (Go T&T), a transportation and translation company serving the workers’ compensation industry, has selected Daniel Schley as its Chief Operating Officer. Schley is based in the company’s Winter Park, Florida headquarters. Most recently, Schley was the president and owner of Executive Coaching Professionals in Jacksonville, Florida, where clients included healthcare organizations, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and technology firms…[Continue Reading]

BETA Healthcare Group Maintains “A (Excellent)” Rating from A.M. Best

Alamo, CA -(BusinessWire)- BETA Healthcare Group (BETA), the largest professional liability insurer of hospitals on the West Coast, has maintained its “A (Excellent)” rating from A.M. Best, the oldest and most widely recognized provider of ratings for the insurance industry. The ratings are based upon the consolidation of BETA Healthcare Group Risk Management Authority and its affiliate, Health Providers Insurance Reciprocal, A Risk Retention Group, and the merger with ALPHA Fund in January 2017…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Besting Burns!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) and Harborview Medical Center’s recent announcement of the formation of a new Center of Excellence for medical care for burns to help the hundreds of workers each year in the state that are burned on the job so severely that they…[Continue Reading]

WA L&I Announces New Center of Excellence with Harborview for Severe Burn Recovery

Tumwater, WA – Burns are among the most painful on-the-job injuries. Each year, hundreds of workers in Washington are burned on the job so severely that they require specialized medical care. The care and support these injured workers receive are key to their recovery and return to work. The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) and Harborview Medical Center recently announced a new Center of Excellence for medical care for burns. The new agreement expands workers’ access to a range of specialists…[Continue Reading]

CA WCIRB Submits January 1, 2018 Advisory Pure Premium Rate Filing to CA DOI

Oakland, CA – The WCIRB recently submitted its January 1, 2018 Pure Premium Rate Filing (Filing) to the California Department of Insurance (CDI) proposing advisory pure premium rates that average $2.01 per $100 of payroll, which is 14.3% less than the corresponding industry average filed pure premium rate of $2.34 as of July 1, 2017, and 0.5% more than the average approved July 1, 2017 advisory pure premium rate of $2.00. This proposed small increase follows five consecutive advisory pure premium…[Continue Reading]

OK WCC Hires Molly H. Lawyer for Tulsa-based Administrative Law Judge Position

Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) recently announced the hiring of Molly H. Lawyer to serve as a Tulsa-based Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). She will take the bench on September 5, 2017. The WCC currently employs five administrative law judges and administered over 7,700 injury filings in 2016. Lawyer, of Tulsa, is a partner at the Latham, Wagner, Steel & Lehman law firm in Tulsa, OK. She defended workers’ comp claims on behalf of clients such as…[Continue Reading]

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