December 15, 2017

OK WCC Executive Director Kim Bailey Resigns, to Take Spot at Another State Agency

Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) recently announced the resignation of Executive Director Kim Bailey. Bailey will be leaving her position to accept a critical role elsewhere in state government, to be announced at a later date. Bailey said, “I have worked with the WCC in various roles since its inception, and watched it develop as an extraordinarily efficient state agency. I believe I am leaving the WCC in a good place where it can continue to successfully…[Continue Reading]

Industry Group Helps TDI-DWC Employees Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Austin, TX – Texas Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Ryan Brannan would like to thank members of the Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators (SAWCA) for the generosity and goodwill they’ve shown to DWC employees affected by Hurricane Harvey. SAWCA recently gathered donations from its members, raising $3,000 to help three DWC employees in the Houston area: Tearranny Jacobs and Richard Hensley of the Beaumont office, and Beverly Lucas of the Houston…[Continue Reading]

NAIC Elects 2018 Officers

Honolulu, HI – Members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) recently elected the following officers for 2018 during its Fall 2017 National Meeting: President: Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. McPeak was appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to lead the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance on Jan. 12, 2011. President-Elect: Maine Insurance Superintendent Eric A. Cioppa. Cioppa was confirmed as as superintendent of the Maine…[Continue Reading]

Mike Lundberg Joins CareWorks MCS as Head of Sales

Franklin, TN – CareWorks Managed Care Services recently announced that Mike Lundberg has joined the company as Managing Vice President. In this role, Mike will oversee the company’s sales and client development activities. “CareWorks MCS leverages technology, analytics and expertise to create custom solutions that deliver cost savings to clients and the appropriate care to injured workers. Mike’s proven track record leading successful sales teams in the managed care space…[Continue Reading]

Greg Agnone Joins Midwest Employers Casualty as Director of Business Development for Group Captives

St. Louis, MO – Midwest Employers Casualty (MEC), a Berkley Company, announced the addition of Greg Agnone as director of business development for group captives. In this newly created role, Greg will be responsible for identifying new captive opportunities for MEC. A veteran of the group captive business since 2004, Greg comes to MEC with more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. His experience includes group captive work with several major markets…[Continue Reading]

MT Governor Bullock Announces New Commissioner of Department of Labor & Industry

Helena, MT – Montana Governor Steve Bullock recently announced he has appointed Galen Hollenbaugh to serve as the Commissioner of the Montana Department of Labor & Industry. “Montana’s economy is growing, and we need a strong leader at the Department of Labor & Industry who will ensure the state can keep pace with the rate of business growth and demand for skilled workers,” said Governor Bullock. “I’m confident Galen brings the right combination of expertise and energy to steer…[Continue Reading]

SFM Foundation Ladies’ Night Out Brings in More Than $30,000 for Scholarship Fund

Bloomington, MN – The SFM Foundation hosted its sixth annual Ladies’ Night Out fundraiser on Friday, November 3. The Foundation raised more than $30,000 for scholarships that night, marking the highest total ever for this event. “The process of bringing this evening together has proven a very rewarding experience,” said event organizer Ashley Punches. “The funds we raise at this event go a long way to help make higher education affordable for some very deserving families…[Continue Reading]

V3 Insurance Partners Adds Experienced Execs to Property and Workers’ Compensation Practices

Newtown, PA -(BusinessWire)- V3 Insurance Partners LLC (V3) recently announced the addition of Kate Hinkle, Director of Claims and Compliance; JC Leston, Regional Vice President, Property; and Katy Lewis, Western Regional Team Leader, Workers’ Compensation. In addition, Ginger Gasper has been promoted to the position of Property Underwriter. “Kate Hinkle, JC Leston, Katy Lewis and Ginger Gasper have proven track records, specialized knowledge and a passion for customer service,” said…[Continue Reading]

CLARA analytics Spins Off From Parent Company

Santa Clara, CA – CLARA analytics recently announced that it has spun off from its parent, LeanTaaS, to operate as an independent company. CLARA analytics uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to help workers’ compensation claims teams get out in front of their claims with easy-to-use signals related to patient risk and provider quality. “The intention has always been to spin off CLARA analytics when the time was right. We’ve reached that point now with strong product traction and…[Continue Reading]

Rising Medical Solutions Hires Industry Strategist David Huth to Lead Product Development

Chicago, IL – Longtime workers’ compensation strategist David Huth is the newest member of Rising Medical Solutions’ (Rising) executive leadership team. David brings 30 years of industry knowledge and technical expertise to his role as Vice President of Product Design and Development, responsible for optimizing Rising’s managed care portfolio. Most recently, David served as Vice President of Strategy for Optum’s managed care and settlement solutions division, leading initiatives to…[Continue Reading]

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