May 15, 2018

New Leaders Speak Post!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the continuation of our “Leaders Speak” series with another installment from Dan Anders, Chief Compliance Officer at Tower MSA Partners. Read Dan’s new article at WorkCompWire…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 5/15/18

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Damming the River that Feeds the Lake WCC’s Work Comp World Ohio comp could pay for behavioral tests for injured workers Business Insurance 26 A-B-C’s of Safety to Eliminate Workers’ Comp Costs ReduceYourWorkersComp Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside… [Continue Reading]

Dan Anders: Building a Better Relationship with your MSA Vendor

Dan Anders

Let’s face it. When you realize that settlement of a workers’ compensation claim will require a Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) you may let out an audible groan or even a choice profanity. An MSA will no doubt add cost and time to settlement of a claim. This is why it is so important to partner with a Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance vendor that can…[Continue Reading]

Unity Solutions Selects DataCare for Utilization Review Platform

San Jose, CA – Utilization Review takes on a strong outlook as Unity Solutions enters the market with a new approach, “Proactive Cost-Savings: Placing greater emphasis on reducing treatment costs, while improving patient outcomes”. While the cost of UR continues to increase, the requested treatment is often delayed, and cannot be delivered until authorized by UR. Meanwhile, the patient continues to suffer and wait for the approval of treatment. However, prior to sending a request over for a formal…[Continue Reading]

TX Insurance Commissioner Sullivan Names Slape Second-In-Command

Austin, TX – Insurance Commissioner Kent Sullivan recently promoted Doug Slape to second-in-command at the Texas Department of Insurance. Slape has been at the agency since 1988 and has served as deputy commissioner for the Financial Regulation Division the past three years. “Doug has been instrumental in making financial regulation in Texas among the strongest in the nation,” Sullivan said. “He has a unique ability to keep a watchful eye on both the state and global markets – both of which are essential…[Continue Reading]

CA Security Company Busted for $3.2 Million Workers’ Comp Premium Fraud

San Jose, CA – Security Code 3, Inc. owner Troy Carson, 55, of San Jose was arrested by Department of Insurance detectives for allegedly underreporting payroll by more than $12 million in an attempt to secure a lower workers’ compensation rate under false pretenses and cheating his insurer out of more than $3.2 million. Victoria Cruz, 46, Lanette Wiegand, 46, both from San Jose and Jaime Lugo, of La Crescenta also face charges in connection with the fraud scheme. In total, the quartet is…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Reform Results!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of another edition of WCRI’s CompScope Benchmarks, which examined the California system and found that the average total cost per workers’ comp claim remained stable since the enactment of comprehensive reforms five years ago. Key findings from the report…[Continue Reading]

WCRI: Average Total Cost per Workers’ Comp Claim in CA Stabilized after Major Reforms Took Effect in 2013

Cambridge, MA – The average total cost per workers’ compensation claim in California remained stable since the enactment of comprehensive reforms five years ago, according to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). “Indemnity benefits per claim grew while medical payments per claim decreased, consistent with the expected impact of the workers’ compensation system reform provisions,” said Ramona Tanabe, WCRI’s executive vice president and counsel. The system reforms were…[Continue Reading]

Texas Mutual Awards $1M in Annual Safety Education Grants to 10 Texas Colleges

Austin, TX – Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently announced that it is awarding $1 million in grants to 10 colleges across Texas to fund workplace safety courses for employers, workers and the general public. Since 1999, Texas Mutual—the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance—has awarded $6.6 million in safety education grants, and more than 30,000 students have attended free safety institutes offered at various colleges. These grants support risk management…[Continue Reading]

Amerisure Promotes Matt Ford to Vice President of Field Marketing & Underwriting

Farmington Hills, MI -(PRWeb)- Amerisure Insurance recently announced that Matt Ford has been promoted to Vice President of Field Marketing & Underwriting (FMU). Ford will bring a single leadership voice to Amerisure’s field underwriting operations in its four regions, unifying its agencies’ underwriting experience. He will continue reporting to Amerisure’s chief relationship officer, Todd Ruthruff. “I am confident of the impact Matt will make, and the positive influence he will have on the organization as…[Continue Reading]

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