May 22, 2018

Out Front Ideas Webinar: Workplace Violence: Assessment and Response

St. Louis, MO – Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark has announced its next complimentary webinar, noting that according to OSHA statistics, over 2 million workers are victims of workplace violence every year. The threat of workplace violence is a challenge for many industries, in particular the healthcare, retail and educational sectors. In the webinar a panel of experts will discuss the organizational challenges related to physical assaults in the workplace. The discussion will not focus on…[Continue Reading]

CA CHSWC Announces Safe Jobs for Youth Month, May 2018

Oakland, CA – The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) recently announced Safe Jobs for Youth Month. Every May, statewide organizations and government agencies participate in and support a public awareness information campaign consisting of fun and engaging learning activities about safety for working teenagers. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, young workers (ages 16 to 19) in California experienced over 2,700 work related injuries in…[Continue Reading]

Texas Mutual’s Third-Ever Employee Retires After More Than 25 Years

Austin, TX – Effective May 2, Terry Frakes retired from Texas Mutual Insurance Company after more than 25 years of service to the company. Frakes was Texas Mutual’s third employee after it was created by the Texas Legislature in 1991 (then called the Texas Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fund). He was also the company’s first executive council member. For the past 26 years, Frakes has served as Texas Mutual’s senior vice president of public affairs, where he represented the company during…[Continue Reading]

MEMIC Hires Parks as Safety Management Consultant

Portland, ME – To support safer workplaces in Maine, workers’ compensation specialist MEMIC has announced the appointment of Barrett Parks to the position of Safety Management Consultant. Parks graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He has worked as a logger, equipment operator, technical high school instructor and most recently for the State of Maine as an Assistant Engineer designing drainage systems. He is a Maine registered…[Continue Reading]

Genex Announces 2018 Heart of Case Management Award Winners

Wayne, PA – Three case managers were selected from more than a thousand highly skilled professionals to be named 2018 Heart of Case Management Award winners. This is the third year of the national awards program spotlighting case managers at Genex Services, one of the nation’s largest providers of managed care services to the workers’ compensation, disability, and automobile insurance markets. Genex’s case managers are highly regarded in the industry for transcending beyond their…[Continue Reading]

IAIABC NextGen to Recognize Workers’ Compensation Professionals Under Age 40

Middleton, WI – IAIABC NextGen is an awards program which recognizes individuals under the age of 40 who are having an impact and contributing to their organizations and the workers’ compensation industry. There is no other recognition program like it strictly for workers’ compensation professionals, and the IAIABC is currently accepting nominations for the award. In 2017, 11 individuals received the NextGen award. These individuals had diverse backgrounds and experiences in workers’ compensation…[Continue Reading]

Kathleen Losada Joins Tower MSA Partners as Vice President, Strategic Services

Delray Beach, FL – Kathleen Losada has joined Tower MSA Partners as vice president of strategic services. In this role, she identifies and develops new markets and service offerings for the company, which provides Medicare Secondary Payer compliance services and Medicare Set-Asides. “Kathleen is a great addition to Tower,” said CEO Rita Wilson. “Her extensive background in MSP compliance and her ability to guide clients toward claims resolution align well with Tower’s consultative approach…[Continue Reading]

American Financial Group, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2018 Results

Cincinnati, OH – American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: AFG) today reported 2018 first quarter net earnings attributable to shareholders of $145 million ($1.60 per share) compared to $153 million ($1.72 per share) for the 2017 first quarter. Effective January 1, 2018, AFG adopted Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-01, which requires all equity securities previously classified as “available for sale” to be reported at fair value, with holding gains and losses recognized in net earnings. Net…[Continue Reading]

DEA Brings in Record Number of Unused Pills During 15th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Washington, DC – Americans nationwide did their part to drop off a record number of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications during the DEA’s 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, at close to 6,000 sites across the country. Together with a record-setting amount of local, state and federal partners, DEA collected and destroyed close to one million pounds—nearly 475 tons—of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs, making it the most successful…[Continue Reading]

CompPharma President Joe Paduda to Testify before U.S. House Subcommittee on Opioids

Washington, DC – Joe Paduda, president of CompPharma, LLC, will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections hearing about opioids. “The Opioid Epidemic: Implications for the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act” hearing starts at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8. “Unfortunately, when it comes to dealing with the opioid crisis, FECA is five or six years behind the rest of the workers’ compensation industry,” Paduda said. He will highlight…[Continue Reading]

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