January 15, 2018

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]

NCCI Releases New Court Case Update Report

Boca Raton, FL – NCCI recently announced the launch of the first edition of its Court Case Update report, which provides a look at some of the cases and decisions being monitored by NCCI’s Legal Division, that may impact and shape the future of workers compensation across the states. There have been many court challenges to various aspects of state workers compensation systems throughout the years. Contesting the legality of workers compensation laws goes back more than a century…[Continue Reading]

Jan Saunders: Getting Prosthetics Right from the Start

Jan Saunders

Amputations in the work comp space are traumatic, costly and rare enough to require specialized managed care. Often, prosthetic providers and manufacturers market directly to the patient and offer devices that do more than the person needs or is currently able to use. A treating prosthetist may discuss a sophisticated artificial limb with the injured worker before determining…[Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Announces March Workplace Health and Safety, Medical Conferences

Columbus, OH – Registration is now open for two annual conferences hosted by Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). The Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC18) is the largest regional safety and health conference in the U.S. and will run March 7-9 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. BWC’s Ohio Workers’ Compensation Medical & Health Symposium for Ohio health care providers will be held in conjunction with OSC18 March 8 and 9, also at the Convention Center. “Safety is a team effort…[Continue Reading]

MI Gov. Rick Snyder Appoints Sims to Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates

Lansing, MI – Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced the appointment of John Sims of Marshall to the Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates. The 17-member board hears administrative claims for benefits and resolve disputes arising under the Workers’ Disability Compensation Act. “I thank John for his commitment to this board and to fairly and effectively serving the people of Michigan,” said Snyder. Sims is the president and an attorney for the law office of Sims and Stern P.C. He has been an active…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: It’s The Economy!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new edition of NCCI’s Quarterly Economics Briefing, which examines the current state of the economy and the implications for workers’ comp insurance. Key findings from this edition include that employment growth has slowed slightly from 1.9% to 1.7% from…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 1/12/18

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Ohio Imposes Restrictions on Injured Workers’ Back Surgery, Opioid Use Insurance Journal The Injured Worker’s Family Risk & Insurance Montana Workers More Likely to Use Opioids, Even Years After Injury WC Insights Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news… [Continue Reading]

NCCI Releases Q4 2017 Quarterly Economics Briefing

Boca Raton, FL – NCCI recently announced the release of the Q4 2017 edition of its Quarterly Economics Briefing, which examines the current state of the economy and implications for workers compensation insurance. Key takeaways from this edition include: Employment growth has slowed slightly from 1.9% in 2016 to 1.7% in 2017 and is projected to decline to 1.6% in 2018; Wage growth has increased from 1.2% to 2.0% in 2017 and is projected to increase to 4.1% in 2018…[Continue Reading]

Tower MSA: CMS to Host Webinar on Transition to New CRC Contractor

Delray Beach, FL – On Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 1:00 PM ET, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar for the purpose of introducing the new Commercial Repayment Center (CRC) contractor to Non-Group Health Plans. The CRC is responsible for recovery of Medicare conditional payments from liability insurers (including self-insured entities), no-fault insurers and workers compensation entities where such entities are the identified debtor by Medicare…[Continue Reading]

Philadelphia Insurance’s Growing Program Plants 80,000 More Trees

Bastrop, TX – Fifty Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) employees are supporting the company’s efforts to plant 80,000 trees for the third consecutive year through a two-day project near Austin, TX. Today employees finished their second day of planting in Bastrop State Park as part of the PHLY 80K Trees initiative, resulting in 3,500 trees in the ground. PHLY’s 80K tree planting mission began in 2015 in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation and was renewed in 2016 and 2017. The goal to…[Continue Reading]

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