June 12, 2018

Chesapeake Employers Expands Claimant Health Services, Hires Pharmacist

Towson, MD – Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company recently added Danielle Quinn, PharmD, to the organization’s expanding Health Services department. As the Pharmacist Case Manager, Ms. Quinn is responsible for managing the Pharmacy Utilization Program, which includes providing oversight of prescription drug use and reviewing prescription medications to ensure they are medically appropriate. “Ms. Quinn will work with providers on prescription medicines to help minimize…[Continue Reading]

Pinnacol Foundation Scholarship Applications Due February 15

Denver, CO – The Pinnacol Foundation is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. The Foundation provides scholarships to children whose parents have been injured or killed in work-related accidents, regardless of insurance carrier. The application deadline is Feb. 15. Since its inception in 2000, the Pinnacol Foundation has awarded $4.5 million to nearly 500 students for college or vocational training. The average scholarship is $3,500 and the funds can be used at any institution accredited…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Leaders Look Back!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap continues our “year in review” with a look back on some of the most popular pieces from our Leaders Speak series from the second half of 2017. It’s been a wild year, with a ton of thought provoking and interesting viewpoints presented, and the these long weekends are a great time to…[Continue Reading]

Leaders Speak: 2017 Year in Review, Part Two

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As 2017 winds down, it seems like an appropriate time to feature some of the top content that has been provided by Leaders from the industry for our Leaders Speak section. So, as we close out the year and prep to bring you more great thought leadership in 2018, check out the list below for our most popular Leaders Speak posts from the second half of this year…[Continue Reading]

New Compendium in JOEM Highlights Development of Clinical Decision Support to Enhance Worker Health

Washington, DC – A new compilation of articles published in the November issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, describes an effort led by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to develop and evaluate clinical decision support (CDS) designed to assist primary care clinicians’ with care of their working patients using CDS tools in electronic health records. This is the first effort to systematically develop and assess the practicality and usefulness of…[Continue Reading]

HEMIC Rated A (Excellent) with Stable Outlook by A.M. Best

Honolulu, HI – A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Issuer Credit Rating of “a” for Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company, Inc. (HEMIC). The outlook of these Credit Ratings continues to be “Stable.” HEMIC has attained an A rating from A.M. Best every year since they were first rated in 2007. HEMIC is the leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance in Hawaii, serving over 6,500 businesses with over 75,000 workers. “As a mutual insurance company…[Continue Reading]

CA DWC Suspends 16 Medical Providers

San Francisco, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has suspended 16 more medical providers from participating in California’s workers’ compensation system, bringing the total number of providers suspended this year to 131. The providers were suspended for fraud or other criminal actions, or the loss of their licenses. DWC Administrative Director George Parisotto issued suspension orders against the following providers: James Lemus of Commerce, physician and owner operator of…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Costs & Frost!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the TDI-DWC’s recent announcement that premiums in the state have fallen by 63% since 2005 as they have worked to reduce costs and improve care through health care networks, a drug formulary, safer workplaces, and other reforms. The DWC noted the fact that fewer employees are filing…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 12/22/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. What’s happening with investments in work comp services? Managed Care Matters Workers Comp Automation – Can A Claims Adjuster Be Replaced?  J&L Risk Management Blog New Law Requires Notice of Workers’ Comp Premium Hikes in New York Insurance Journal… [Continue Reading]

TDI-DWC: Texas Workers’ Compensation Costs Down 63% Since 2005

Austin, TX – More Texas businesses are providing workers’ compensation insurance as the cost of coverage continues to decline. Premiums have fallen by 63 percent since 2005 as the Division of Workers’ Compensation worked to reduce costs and improve care through health care networks, a drug formulary, safer workplaces, and other reforms. In Texas, the average premium for each $100 of payroll dropped from $2.32 in 2003 to 86 cents in 2015, according to the National Council…[Continue Reading]

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