December 15, 2017

MEMIC Hires Payne as Senior Vice President, External Affairs

Portland, ME – The MEMIC Group recently announced the appointment of Anthony “Tony” Payne to the post of Senior Vice President, External Affairs. Payne, a native of Portland and resident of Falmouth, will oversee corporate communications and marketing, advertising, public relations, community relations, as well as legislative and government affairs for the super-regional insurance carrier. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President, Business Development with Clark Insurance, an independent…[Continue Reading]

SAIF Recognized as One of Nation’s Top 10 Healthiest Workplaces

Salem, OR – SAIF continues a strong streak of wellness accolades after being recognized as a 2017 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America for the second year in a row–jumping from 73rd in 2016 to 7th place this year. The awards program, presented by Springbuk, honors organizations for their commitment to employee health and exceptional corporate wellness programming. SAIF was recognized for its employee engagement, with more than 97 percent of SAIF employees participating in the company’s pedometer program…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Toward Telemedicine!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the TDI-DWC’s recent announcement of its posting of an informal rule geared toward helping expand the use of telemedicine in the state’s workers’ comp system. Currently telemedicine within the Texas workers’ comp system is limited by Medicare based reimbursement restrictions…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 9/27/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Total Worker Health – the next step in workplace evolution Ohio BWC Blog Opioids responsible for a fifth of the decline in male workforce Managed Care Matters How to stay healthy and safe during disaster cleanup Texas Mutual Blog Editor’s… [Continue Reading]

TDI-DWC Rule Helps Expand Use of Telemedicine in Workers’ Compensation System

Austin, TX – The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) posted an informal rule that aims to help expand the use of telemedicine—sometimes called ‘telehealth’—in the state’s workers’ compensation system. “Most states, including Texas, are limited in what they are doing with telemedicine,” says Texas Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Ryan Brannan. “We’re introducing this rule with the future growth of telemedicine in mind.” Telemedicine—typically defined as a doctor…[Continue Reading]

Insurance Careers Movement Issues Key Updates and Fall Plans

Denver, CO – Insurance Careers Movement recently noted that now that Fall has arrived, it is issuing an update on the movement’s progress and plans. Over the summer ICM received several inquiries on Brian Duperreault’s involvement with the Insurance Careers Movement. ICM congratulated Brian on his new role as President and CEO of AIG and Brian has assured them that he remains committed to helping champion bringing more young professionals into the insurance industry. ICM looks forward to…[Continue Reading]

Krishna Balasubramani Appointed to Another Term on SAIF Board of Directors

Salem, OR – As part of a vote on a number of governor appointments, the Oregon state senate unanimously voted Tuesday to approve Krishna Balasubramani’s reappointment to the SAIF board of directors for a second term. Balasubramani was initially appointed to the board in September 2013; member terms are four years. Balasubramani is a partner in the firm Sather, Byerly and Holloway, LLP, in Portland, and represents employers in the Pacific Northwest in employment-related…[Continue Reading]

ISO Workers’ Compensation Solutions Now Part of ISO Claims Partners

Jersey City, NJ – ISO Claims Partners and ISO Workers’ Compensation (WC) Solutions recently announced that they have joined forces to bring customers improved analytics, integrated data platforms, and a better user experience. The alliance of ISO Claims Partners and ISO WC Solutions paves the way for streamlined systems and overall improvements. The FROI/SROI data that flows through wcPrism®, for example, can now run through the wcNavigator® severity scoring tool. This will assist customers…[Continue Reading]

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: 9/26/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Post-Disaster Impact on Workers’ Comp a Mixed Bag Risk & Insurance CVS pharmacy to limit opioids, provide counseling Business Insurance Can We Make Ourselves Safe(er)? FL Workers’ Comp Adjudication Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check… [Continue Reading]

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