December 16, 2017

OK WCC Executive Director Kim Bailey Resigns, to Take Spot at Another State Agency

Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) recently announced the resignation of Executive Director Kim Bailey. Bailey will be leaving her position to accept a critical role elsewhere in state government, to be announced at a later date. Bailey said, “I have worked with the WCC in various roles since its inception, and watched it develop as an extraordinarily efficient state agency. I believe I am leaving the WCC in a good place where it can continue to successfully…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Employers Receive $373,000 in Workplace Safety Grants

Columbus, OH – Sixteen Ohio employers will share $372,967 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. “Ohio businesses recognize the value of investments in new safety tools and equipment that can protect their workers from injury,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. “Safe, healthy workers are key to a successful business.” BWC approved…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Outlook Observations!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of the 2018 Outlook Report from Valen Analytics, an Insurity company, which examined the increasing divide between insurance companies making incremental technological advances, and those that believe it’s time to disrupt the insurance ecosystem. Valen noted that…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 12/13/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Uncomfortable truths at NWCDC Managed Care Matters Operationalizing Predictive Analytics Safety National Conference Chronicles This top 10 list could be a real lifesaver Ohio BWC Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links, but… [Continue Reading]

Valen Analytics Points to Growing Insurance Industry Divide with Release of 2018 Outlook Report

Denver, CO – Valen Analytics®, an Insurity company, recently published its 2018 Outlook Report, which chronicles the deepening divide between insurance companies adopting incremental technological advances and those that believe it’s time to disrupt the insurance ecosystem. In the fifth iteration of the annual report, the company predicts how the growing split between insurers will impact the industry, as carriers of all sizes embrace technology, albeit with very different roadmaps…[Continue Reading]

Concordia Care, Inc. to Acquire Atlantic Imaging Group and iHCFA

Miami, FL – Concordia Care, Inc. recently announced its agreement to acquire Atlantic Imaging Group, a nationwide Diagnostic Testing Network (“DTN”) with contracted radiology facilities in 48 states. The combination of Atlantic’s long history of serving the workers’ compensation and no-fault auto accident sector, combined with Concordia’s “risk carve-out” programs for catastrophic, complex and large loss cases is compelling. The integration of Atlantic’s operational resources enhances…[Continue Reading]

MEMIC Announces Employee-Directed Charitable Contributions

Portland, ME – Michael Bourque, president and chief executive officer of The MEMIC Group recently announced that all employees of the specialty workers’ compensation insurance company may each direct $100 to a 501c3 charity “that captures their hearts” as part of the kick-off to the company’s 25th anniversary. Bourque made the announcement Friday evening at the company’s year-end holiday celebration. MEMIC employs more than 400 people from Maine to Florida…[Continue Reading]

TX Companies Earn DWC Lone Star Safety Program Awards

Austin, TX – The Division of Workers’ Compensation recently recognized multiple companies for exemplary workplace safety programs and low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses. Lauren Concrete was honored for reaching those goals at their Brenham, La Grange, and Waller locations. Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Ryan Brannan presented the company with their Lone Star Safety Program Award. Lauren Concrete manufactures ready-mix concrete. Commissioner Brannan…[Continue Reading]

New Leaders Speak Post!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the continuation of our “Leaders Speak” series with another installment from Nikki Wilson, Director of Pharmacy Product Development at Coventry Workers’ Comp Services. Read Nikki’s new article at WorkCompWire

CompLinks: 12/12/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Blending Oversight and Empowerment to Maximize TPA Results Safety National Conference Chronicles Living Abled! Risk & Insurance 2018 Workers Comp Resolutions – A Look Back At 2017 Resolutions J&L Risk Management Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to… [Continue Reading]

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