February 17, 2018

MEMIC Sees Growth in Diverse Workforce, Launches New Website

Portland, ME – MEMIC has launched the redesigned MEMIC.com website to address the needs of an increasingly diverse workforce in Maine and across the country. Founded 25 years ago with the mission of improving Maine’s economy through workplace safety and the best workers’ compensation insurance products, MEMIC has grown its operations the breadth and length of the Eastern Seaboard serving an evermore diverse range of employers and employees in both urban and rural settings…[Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Secures Three Convictions in January

Columbus, OH – A funeral home worker and two cleaning company owners owe the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation $30,000 after pleading guilty to workers’ compensation fraud or related charges in January, the bureau’s first convictions of the new year. “It’s thanks to honest citizens who report suspected fraud that we’re able to investigate many of our cases and stop this criminal activity in its tracks,” said Jim Wernecke, director of BWC’s special investigations department…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Now Nominating!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the announcement from the Comp Laude Awards that nominations are now open for the 2018 awards. Comp Laude noted that it celebrates the spirit of cooperation from all parties in a united front to return the injured worker back to duty, and seeks to bring more positive dialogue to…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 2/14/18

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Anything but simple Managed Care Matters Purdue no longer promoting OxyContin® to doctors Optum Blog Part 2 – Employer Role in Managing a Workers Comp Claim ReduceYourWorkersComp Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all… [Continue Reading]

2018 Comp Laude Award Nominations Now Open

Camarillo, CA – Since their inception in 2011, the Comp Laude® Awards have become a coveted honor within the workers’ compensation industry. Each year, individuals are nominated by their peers and colleagues in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field. They are seen as thought leaders and innovators and are revered for embodying the Comp Laude® mission: to bring about a positive dialogue in workers’ comp. Comp Laude® celebrates the spirit of cooperation from all parties in a united…[Continue Reading]

National Safety Council: When it Comes to Safety, There are CEOs Who “Get It”

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council has announced the 2018 CEOs Who “Get It,” an annual recognition presented to safety leaders who go above and beyond to protect employees both on and off the job. “These leaders understand that nothing drives business like safety,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “They have set a high bar for both their peers and employees, and we are proud to recognize their efforts.” This year’s CEOs represent national and international…[Continue Reading]

Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Post Annual Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries

Oakland, CA – Cal/OSHA is reminding employers in California of the requirement to post their 2017 annual summaries of work-related injuries and illnesses. The summaries must be posted from February 1 through April 30. “Employers must post these summaries so that workers are aware of work-related injuries and illnesses that occurred the previous year,” said Cal/OSHA Chief Juliann Sum. “This requirement also promotes accurate recordkeeping and can help bring attention to…[Continue Reading]

KY Physician Guilty of Conspiring to Unlawfully Distribute and Dispense Controlled Substances and Health Care Fraud

Bowling Green, KY – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman recently announced the guilty plea by former Warren County, Kentucky, physician Charles Fred Gott to multiple charges of unlawful distribution and dispensing of controlled substances and health care fraud, in United States District Court, before United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers. Charles Fred Gott, age 66, a formerly licensed physician in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, was initially indicted by grand jury in Bowling Green on…[Continue Reading]

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]

CompLinks: 2/13/18

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Emerging Risks in the Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality Industries Safety National Conference Chronicles What’s New for Workers’ Comp in 2018: CA Senate Bill 1160 Daisy Bill Blog Part 1 – Employer Role in Managing a Workers Comp Claim ReduceYourWorkersComp Editor’s… [Continue Reading]

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