November 15, 2017

Kids’ Chance of America and State Organizations Celebrate 2017 Awareness Week

Philadelphia, PA -(PRNewswire)- Kids’ Chance Awareness Week 2017 recently kicked off on Monday November 13, 2017, and continues through November 17. At Kids’ Chance of America, they believe in making a significant difference in the lives of children whose parent(s) have been severely or fatally injured on the job by helping them pursue and achieve their educational goals. Collectively, Kids’ Chance organizations have awarded more than 6,000 scholarships across the country, totaling over…[Continue Reading]

IN DOL Announces Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Lowest in State History

Indianapolis, IN – The Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL) recently released the annual nonfatal workplace injury and illness report for 2016. Indiana’s nonfatal occupational injury and illness rate is the lowest in state history with an estimated 3.5 injuries or illnesses per 100 full-time workers. The 2016 rate represents an eight percent decrease from 2015’s previous historically low rate of 3.8, and the fifth consecutive year the injury and illness rate has been at or below 4.0. “We are proud of our Hoosier workforce…[Continue Reading]

Ametros Announces Growth Investment from Long Ridge Equity Partners

Wilmington, MA – Ametros Financial Corporation recently announced that it has received a growth capital investment from Long Ridge Equity Partners. The investment from Long Ridge will support Ametros’ continued growth and allow the Company to further enhance its world-class product and service offerings. Founded as an independent company in 2010, Ametros provides settlement recipients and self-pay individuals (its “members”) with a broad set of financial and medical management tools…[Continue Reading]

NY Contractor Falsified Docs, Left Workers Without Comp Coverage

Albany, NY – New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott recently announced the arrest of the owner of a Queens building contracting company on charges he and the company falsified proof of insurance, left his employees without Workers’ Compensation coverage and stole more than $56,000 in insurance premiums that another construction company was ultimately forced to cover during a construction project at New York University (“NYU”) buildings in Manhattan and Brooklyn…[Continue Reading]

FL OIR Approves 9.5% Decrease in Workers’ Comp Insurance Rates

Tallahassee, FL – Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier recently issued a Final Order​ granting approval to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) for a statewide overall rate level decrease of 9.5% and premium level decrease of 9.8%. This applies to both new and renewal workers’ compensation insurance policies effective in Florida as of January 1, 2018. “I am pleased that today’s approval of NCCI’s rate filing will translate into a decrease in workers’ compensation rates…[Continue Reading]

Technology Insurance Company Selected as New Workers’ Comp Servicing Carrier in South Dakota

Pierre, SD – The South Dakota Division of Insurance has selected Technology Insurance Company as the workers’ compensation assigned risk plan carrier effective Jan. 1, 2018. It will service the plan for five years. A competitive bidding process was conducted to select the servicing carrier using the services of the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). NCCI’s web-based system distributes the Requests for Proposal (RFP) and receives bid responses to the RFP…[Continue Reading]

Three at TX Clinic Indicted for Healthcare Fraud After Falsely Billing OWCP

Houston, TX – Two Houston clinic owners are expected in federal court following the return of a 27-count indictment alleging a conspiracy to commit wire fraud, kickbacks and money laundering, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez along with Special Agent in Charge Scott Pierce of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) – Contract Fraud Investigations Division and Special Agent in Charge Steven Grell of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)-OIG. A grand jury returned the indictment…[Continue Reading]

Novarica: Workers’ Comp Insurers Investing in Tech for Ops Efficiencies, Underwriting Insights, and Product Dev

Boston, MA – In a fragmented market with high sensitivity to state regulation, workers’ compensation insurers are looking to maximize profits through operating efficiencies, underwriting insights, and product development. Top priorities to meet current and near-future challenges include improved agent portals, core system replacement, implementation of business intelligence capabilities, and growing use of specialized components. In its latest report, Business and Technology Trends[Continue Reading]

Former Commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to Open 2018 WCRI Conference

Cambridge, MA – The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) recently announced that Dr. Erica L. Groshen, former Commissioner of Labor Statistics and head of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, will be the opening speaker at its 34th Annual Issues & Research Conference, March 22 and 23, 2018, at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, MA. “We’re excited to have Dr. Groshen open WCRI’s annual conference―our biggest event of the year,” said John Ruser, WCRI’s president…[Continue Reading]

MEMIC Hires Tammy Bialek as Senior Production Underwriter in New York

Albany, NY – To support growth within the New York market, workers’ compensation specialist The MEMIC Group has announced the appointment of Tammy Bialek to the position of Senior Production Underwriter. Bialek has more than 25 years of underwriting experience in Central and Western New York. She has earned her Associate in Commercial Underwriting (AU) and Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) designations. Prior to MEMIC, she worked for The Hartford in New York. “I am honored to represent…[Continue Reading]

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