December 15, 2017

CNSI Awarded Seven Year, $166 Million Contract with DOL’s OWCP

Rockville, MD – CNSI recently announced that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL)’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP). CNSI’s scope of work includes the creation and operations of a centralized workers’ compensation medical bill processing solution for four OWCP programs: the Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation (DFEC), the Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation (DCMWC), the Division of Energy Employees…[Continue Reading]

ESIS Announces New Advocacy Model to Eliminate Perceived Barriers within Workers’ Comp Claims Process

Whitehouse, NJ – ESIS®, Inc., Chubb’s risk management division, recently announced a new workers compensation solution that is designed to help streamline the claims process, enabling employers to reduce associated legal costs and helping employees return to work quickly after a work-related incident. ESIS’ new advocacy model, ESIS Care(SM), is designed to keep the employee at the center of the claim process, fostering more confidence for employees going through the workers compensation…[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]

A.M. Best Revises Issuer Credit Rating Outlook to Positive for Texas Mutual Insurance Company

Oldwick, NJ -(BusinessWire)- A.M. Best has revised the outlook to positive from stable for the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term ICR of “a” of Texas Mutual Insurance Company (Texas Mutual). The outlook of the FSR remains stable. The ratings reflect Texas Mutual’s balance sheet strength, which A.M. Best categorizes as strongest, as well as its strong operating performance, limited business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management…[Continue Reading]

Sedgwick to Acquire Cunningham Lindsey

Memphis, TN – Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., has announced that it signed an agreement to acquire Cunningham Lindsey, a global loss adjusting, claims management and risk solutions firm. An industry pioneer with 100 years of experience, Cunningham Lindsey assists businesses, insurance companies, brokers and policyholders around the world by offering expert support when losses occur, such as during natural disasters. The company’s 6,000 highly skilled professionals comprise…[Continue Reading]

WA L&I: Cost of Workers’ Compensation Insurance Dropping for Many Next Year

Tumwater, WA – The state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) recently announced that the average amount employers and workers pay for the coverage will drop by 2.5 percent in 2018. After proposing the decrease in September, the agency hosted several public hearings around the state to take input. L&I Director Joel Sacks made the final decision last week. “We’ve made several improvements that are helping injured workers heal, return to work sooner and avoid long-term disability,” said Sacks…[Continue Reading]

One Call Appoints Fred Pensotti as Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer

Jacksonville, FL – One Call recently announced the appointment of Fred Pensotti as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective January 4, 2018. “I am pleased to welcome Fred to the leadership team at One Call,” said Dale Wolf, One Call’s president and CEO. “Fred’s diverse financial management and leadership history will help us as we continue on our mission to deliver the best workers’ compensation outcomes in the industry. Fred brings various perspectives and experiences…[Continue Reading]

Former Postal Employee Gets Prison, Must Pay Almost $1.0 Million for Fraudulently Obtaining Workers’ Comp Benefits

Great Falls, ID – The United States Attorney’s Office recently announced that Deborah Joy Durand, a 55-year-old resident of Fruitland, Idaho, was sentenced to 15 months in prison, two years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $903,316.48 in restitution and forfeiture. U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris Morris presided over the sentencing hearing. At trial, the government presented the following evidence. Durand had a back injury from her job at the Post Office. She had back surgery and…[Continue Reading]

Texas Mutual to Launch Workers’ Comp Health Care Network, WorkWell, TX

Austin, TX – Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently announced the launch of its own health care network for policyholders, called WorkWell, TX. Within this new network, all aspects of claims and care will be managed by Texas Mutual. WorkWell, TX, which will launch on Jan. 1, 2018, will contract directly with providers chosen for their proven results and experience in occupational medicine. The network will focus on producing positive outcomes and providing care that helps…[Continue Reading]

One Call and Harbor Health Systems Debut New Data Analytics and Visualization Capabilities

acksonville, FL – One Call Care Management (One Call) is introducing the next step in its advancement of data analytics and visualization capabilities at the National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference in Las Vegas this week (Dec. 6-7). Harbor Health Systems, a One Call company, launches the first of the company’s business intelligence tools providing attendees with a first look at the One Call booth #3101. This showcase is part of One Call’s broader focus on…[Continue Reading]

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