March 21, 2017

Ohio BWC: Private Employer Workers’ Comp Premiums Remain at 40 Year Low

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors recently voted to keep the overall average rate level for Ohio private employers steady for the policy year that begins July 1. Average rate levels for private employers have been reduced by 28.2 percent since the end of 2010 and are now at their lowest level…[Continue Reading]

CA DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing for Drug Formulary Regulations

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – The Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has issued a notice of public hearing on May 1 for the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS) Drug Formulary regulations, which includes a list of preferred drugs that can be dispensed without the need for prospective utilization review…[Continue Reading]

Chesapeake Employers Promotes Joan Adelman to VP of Legal Services

Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company

Townson, MD – Joan Adelman was recently promoted to Vice President of Legal Services for Towson-based Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company. Ms. Adelman is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Legal department including supervision of attorneys and the Legal department’s Appellate practice. She also provides…[Continue Reading]

WCRI Launches Redesign of Website with New Logo, Releases Annual Report

WCRI

Cambridge, MA – In an effort to help policymakers and other stakeholders find the latest research on some of the most significant issues impacting state workers’ compensation systems, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) recently announced that it has launched a redesign of its website along with a new logo. The site can be…[Continue Reading]

Paradigm Webinar: Psychosocial Issues in Catastrophic Injuries

Paradigm Management Services

Walnut Creek, CA – Paradigm Outcomes recently announced an upcoming webinar scheduled for Thursday, April 6, 2017, 11am – 12pm Pacific (2-3 pm Eastern) on managing the risks and challenges of psychosocial issues in catastrophic injuries. The psychosocial challenges that accompany traumatic work-related injuries can interfere with…[Continue Reading]

Timothy Howlin Tapped to Helm Market Expansion at Rising Medical Solutions

Rising Medical Solutions

Chicago, IL – Industry veteran Timothy Howlin has joined Rising Medical Solutions (Rising) as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. For more than 25 years, Tim has held integral roles with high growth managed care organizations, specializing in customer acquisition and retention. Reporting directly to the CEO, Tim is responsible for increasing…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Burglar Adds Workers’ Comp Fraud to Rap Sheet

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A Cincinnati man serving time in an Indiana prison for burglary got a short break from prison March 9, but only to plead guilty to workers’ compensation fraud in an Ohio courtroom. John Dillard Lewis, 47, pleaded guilty to the fifth-degree felony in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, where a judge sentenced him to…[Continue Reading]

MN DLI: Long-term Downward Trend Continues in Workers’ Comp Claims, Insurance Cost

MN DLI

St. Paul, MN – The Department of Labor and Industry recently released its 2015 Minnesota Workers’ Compensation System Report, which found that the number of paid workers’ compensation claims fell 53 percent relative to the number of full-time-equivalent (FTE) employees from 1997 to 2015. The number of paid claims fell from 8.7 per…[Continue Reading]

Spreemo Health Launches Spine Radiology Network

Spreemo Health

New York, NY – Spreemo Health recently announced the launch of its new Spine Radiology Network, answering the overwhelming demand from Fortune 500 employers and other payers for an innovative healthcare solution that leverages the company’s cutting-edge quality analytics to address one of the world’s leading causes of disability…[Continue Reading]

WA L&I’s Offering Free Workplace Safety Seminar March 30

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Tumwater, WA – Making sure workplaces are safe is a vital part of running any business. It protects workers and is also good for the bottom line. In every industry, there are known steps businesses can take to make workplaces as safe as possible and create a culture of safety. The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is hosting…[Continue Reading]

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