April 24, 2017

Concordia Care & Cordant Health Solutions Partner to Address Opioid Abuse

Concordia Care Inc

Denver, CO – Concordia Care, Inc., a certified Managed Behavioral Health Organization, and Cordant Health Solutions™, a medical monitoring and controlled pharmacy healthcare company, recently announced a partnership to identify patients with a higher potential for medication risk, improve testing regimens, support outcomes for injured workers…[Continue Reading]

Ysebaert Named New WY DWS Deputy Director

Wyoming DWS

Cheyenne, WY – Director John Cox has named John Ysebaert to the position of Deputy Director of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS). “John Ysebaert is a proven leader and dedicated public servant,” said DWS Director John Cox. “I am confident that his principled approach and ability to get things done will advance…[Continue Reading]

Workers Comp Manager Sentenced in AL Pill Mill Case

US Attorneys Office Seal

Mobile, AL – Acting United States Attorney Steve Butler of the Southern District of Alabama recently announced that Christopher Manfuso has been sentenced to six months of house arrest and ordered to immediately pay a $50,000.00 fine, for his role in the operation of the massive pill mill run by Dr. Xiulu Ruan and Dr. John Patrick Couch. In October…[Continue Reading]

Texas Mutual Board Approves $260 Million Policyholder Dividend Distribution

Texas Mutual

Austin, TX – Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently announced that its board of directors voted unanimously to approve a company-record $260 million dividend distribution in 2017. Qualifying policyholder owners across Texas will share the dividend, which will be distributed beginning in June. Texas Mutual has paid more than $2.2 billion…[Continue Reading]

Next Level Administrators Announces Visual Data Analytics Platform

Next Level Administrators

Bradenton, FL – Next Level Administrators (NLA) recently announced it will demonstrate E3VA, its visual data analytics platform, at the RIMS conference taking place April 24 to 26 in Philadelphia, PA. E3VA is a next generation data platform integrating policy, payroll, premium, and claims data that empowers NLA clients with actionable…[Continue Reading]

Sedgwick Endows Scholarship in Memory of Former COO Steve Penman


Memphis, TN – Sedgwick recently announced that it has pledged $100,000 to the Spencer Educational Foundation over three years to establish the Steven E. Penman Memorial Scholarship in tribute to the company’s late chief operating officer. In line with the foundation’s mission of funding the education of tomorrow’s risk management…[Continue Reading]

CA Defendant Sentenced for Workers’ Comp Fraud & Tax Evasion

Monterey County DA

Salinas, CA – Monterey County District Attorney Dean D. Flippo recently announced that Chang Tai Lin, age 53, of Salinas, was sentenced by Judge Andrew G. Liu. On March 3, 2017, the defendant pled to two counts of making a material misrepresentation in order to obtain a lower workers’ compensation insurance premium and one count of…[Continue Reading]

26 CA Docs, Pharmacists & Biz Owners Charged in $40 Million WC Kickback Scheme

CA Department of Insurance

Orange County, CA – Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Tony Rackauckas recently announced the shutdown of a $40 million fraudulent medical billing and kickback operation with the filing of charges against more than two dozen doctors, pharmacists and business owners. Tanya Moreland…[Continue Reading]

Mitchell Utilizes New Technology to Improve WC Specialty Bill Review


San Diego, CA – Mitchell International recently introduced the next level and evolution of its specialty bill review for the workers’ compensation market. After acquiring Qmedtrix in October 2016, Mitchell developed this new solution by integrating Qmedtrix’s product platform with the specialty bill review and provider negotiation systems that make up…[Continue Reading]

Amerisure Appoints New Chief Underwriting Officer


Farmington Hills, MI – Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company recently announced that Jayashree Ishwar has joined the company as chief underwriting officer. In this position, Ishwar reports to Amerisure President and CEO Greg Crabb. Ishwar will be accountable for Corporate Underwriting, Loss Control, Advanced Analytics and Product…[Continue Reading]

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