April 19, 2018

WorkCompRecap: Powering Up!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features NCCI’s launch of its “Plug In & Power Up” initiative, which is geared toward streamlining customer access to a broad range of services and tools, including new features like access to the most current aggregated information tool in the industry to analyze data against industry trends…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 4/19/18

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Wearable Technology and Workers’ Compensation Safety National Conference Chronicles New studies on opioids show ineffectiveness, high cost SFM Mutual Blog Spotting the red flags of workers comp fraud Business insurance Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We… [Continue Reading]

NCCI Launches “Plug In & Power Up” Access to Workers’ Comp Info and Products

Boca Raton, FL – The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has announced the launch of its Plug In & Power Up initiative. The effort streamlines customer access to a broad range of NCCI’s services and tools. The series of new products and enhancements allows customers to access workers compensation data and information in powerful new ways that also flexibly respond to their preferences. “NCCI is committed to helping workers compensation professionals ‘power up’ their…[Continue Reading]

CLARA analytics Launches ‘CLARA litigation’ at RIMS 2018

San Antonio, TX – CLARA analytics, an artificial intelligence (AI) and data science company that specializes in easy-to-use AI-based solutions for the Property & Casualty and Disability insurance industries, recently launched CLARA litigation, a powerful new product that leverages AI to help claims operators minimize the impact of litigation. CLARA litigation debuted at the RIMS 2018 Annual Conference and Exhibition this week in San Antonio. “The workers’ compensation system was designed to reduce litigation, and yet…[Continue Reading]

MEMIC Scholarship for Families of Injured Workers Now Accepting Applications

Portland, ME – MEMIC recently announced that it is accepting applications for its Harvey Picker Horizon Scholarship Program for children and spouses of workers who have been seriously injured on the job. MEMIC has awarded $155,000 in scholarships since 2001. As one of the fastest growing workers’ compensation insurers on the Eastern Seaboard, MEMIC recognizes that although workers’ compensation insurance covers medical treatment and replaces a percentage of lost wages, it cannot eliminate…[Continue Reading]

A.M. Best Upgrades Credit Ratings of Members of Fire Districts Insurance Group

Oldwick, NJ -(BusinessWire)- A.M. Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to B++ (Good) from B (Fair) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “bbb” from “bb+” of the members of Fire Districts Insurance Group (FDIG), which consists of Fire Districts of New York Mutual Insurance Company, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries, FDM Preferred Insurance Company, Inc. and Fire Districts Insurance Company, Inc. (all domiciled in Chestnut Ridge, NY). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Happy Trails!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap wraps up our time “deep in the heart of Texas” at the RIMS conference in San Antonio! It’s been a great trip filled with new connections, old friends, and plenty of exciting ideas! In the news today is WCRI’s recent…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 4/18/18

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. The State Fund is solving opioids Managed Care Matters CMS Posts Update of Medicare Part D Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tool MEDVAL Blog A safety program by any other name Ohio BWC Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news… [Continue Reading]

WCRI Releases 2018 National Inventory of Cost Containment Initiatives

Cambridge, MA – With medical benefits representing the single largest cost component for many state workers’ compensation systems, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) has released its Workers’ Compensation Medical Cost Containment: A National Inventory, 2018. “This study provides a basic understanding of the cost containment initiatives adopted nationally and provides additional references for those who want more detail,” said Ramona Tanabe, WCRI’s executive vice president and counsel…[Continue Reading]

Ametros Hires VP of Pharmacy and Managed Care, Director of Clinical Solutions to Form Health Navigator Service

Wilmington, MA – Ametros has announced the hire of Chris Lagnese and Phyllis Ramondetta, RN, BS, CCM, CLCP, MSCC, CLNC, to lead a new service offering, Health Navigator, within Ametros. Ramondetta and Lagnese will be focusing primarily on leading and developing a Health Navigation team to provide injured parties with post-settlement resources to better understand their medical care and treatment, provide opportunities for savings to extend the life of medical funds received from a settlement, and to provide…[Continue Reading]

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