December 18, 2017

WorkCompRecap: Acquisition Action!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some M&A news with the announcement from Select Medical and Dignity Health that they have signed a definitive agreement to combine Concentra and U.S. HealthWorks. The transaction will occur through an equity purchase and contribution agreement, whereby Concentra will acquire all of…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 10/25/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. One simple step can make a big impact in reducing workers’ comp litigation Sedgwick Connection Patient Engagement in Workers’ Compensation WCC Work Comp World Opioid Abuse Has Leveled Off But Isn’t Declining: ASA Analysis Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links… [Continue Reading]

Select Medical and Dignity Health Announce Agreement to Combine Concentra and U.S. HealthWorks

Mechanicsburg, PA – Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE: SEM) and Dignity Health recently announced the signing of a definitive agreement to combine Concentra Group Holdings, LLC, an occupational medicine and urgent care service provider, with U.S. HealthWorks, Inc., a subsidiary of Dignity Health Holdings Company, also a service provider in this sector. This partnership will strengthen the delivery of care through greater access and standardization of best practices improving…[Continue Reading]

WI Commissioner Approves Program Providing Worker’s Comp Premium Credit for Hiring Apprentices

Madison, WI – Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance Ted Nickel and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Ray Allen announced today the approval of the Wisconsin Apprenticeship Credit Program as proposed by the Wisconsin Compensation Rating Bureau (WCRB). The program will benefit employers who hire and currently employ an apprentice through the state’s Registered Apprenticeship program. “In Wisconsin, we are seeking innovative ways to grow…[Continue Reading]

Express Scripts Appoints James M. Havel Chief Financial Officer

St. Louis, MO – Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX) recently announced that James M. Havel, who previously served as Express Scripts’ Executive Vice President, has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective October 25, 2017. Eric Slusser, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities, but will stay with the Company through the first quarter of 2018 in order to ensure a smooth transition…[Continue Reading]

W. R. Berkley Corporation Reports Third Quarter Results

Greenwich, CT – W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) recently reported net income for the third quarter of 2017 of $162 million, or $1.26 per share. The Company commented: In light of significant catastrophe activity in the third quarter, we were pleased with our results. We believe that catastrophe losses, like capital gains, are an inherent part of our business that should not be disregarded. Over time, our focus on limiting underwriting volatility and investing for total return has proven to be a successful…[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: 10/24/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. On the Border – State Regulations & Comp Costs Inside Workers’ Comp Langham’s Thoughts on People’s Choice at the Comp Laude Awards and Gala WCC Work Comp World Accidents happen: Here’s how technology can help keep remote workers safe… [Continue Reading]

Kimberly Webb: Is Your Return to Work Program ADA-Compliant?

Kimberly Webb

Establishing an effective return to work program is a proven business strategy that enables an organization to retain valuable talent and improve the overall productivity of its workforce when injuries occur. The ultimate goal of such a program is to enable injured employees to recover and return to a full duty position. It’s important to remember that return to work programs should…[Continue Reading]

Award Recognizes Oregon’s Return-to-Work Programs

alem, OR – The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division (WCD) has received an award from a worldwide organization for the division’s ongoing efforts and track record of success in helping injured Oregon workers return to work. The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions – the largest trade association of workers’ compensation agencies in North America – honored WCD with a 2017 President’s Award. Such awards recognize the contributions of regulators…[Continue Reading]

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