In The Washington Post’s On Small Business Blog, MCA’s Director of Nurse Case Management, Barbara DeGray, discusses techniques for overcoming feelings of isolation for remote employees. Read more…
Mark Stergio Named CEO of Risk Sciences Group
Longtime insurance technology executive Mark Stergio has been named CEO and senior vice president of risk management information systems (RMIS) provider Risk Sciences Group (RSG, Atlanta). He will be responsible for continuing the development of a long-term strategy for RSG that focuses on innovative technology, effective analytics and easy-to-use applications that help clients control their overall cost of risk, according to the company. Read more…
MSP & MIR Program Featured at This Year’s
Worker’s Compensation Conference
Bret Cade, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Gould & Lamb, will be the featured moderator for the 2012 WCI Conferences’ full-day program titled “Providing Clarity in a Land of Confusion”. This comprehensive breakout, sponsored by Gould & Lamb, will seek to clarify what has become an extremely complicated process, creating enormous issues for the workers’ compensation industry, soon to further expand into the general liability area. Conference Homepage
Lexis Nexis Lays out Blueprint for HIPAA & ADA Compliant Wellness Programs
“Blueprint for HIPAA and ADA Compliant Wellness Programs: Encouraging Good Health Reduces Workers’ Compensation Expenses, by John Stahl, Esq. The article “Guidance for a Reasonably Designed, Employer-Sponsored Wellness Program Using Outcomes-Based Incentives” in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine demonstrates how employer-sponsored outcomes-based wellness programs (wellness programs) reduce workers’ compensation and other employment-related healthcare costs.” Read more.
“Court Dismisses Injured Worker’s Tort Action Against Carrier for Five-Month Delay in Medical Benefits, by Thomas A. Robinson. A Texas appellate court recently affirmed the dismissal of a tort claim filed against a workers’ compensation carrier, another defendant (Southwest) that had provided administrative services, and a physician alleging that the trio were liable for damages under common-law bad faith, statutory bad faith, and fraud theories associated with the carrier’s delay of five months in paying benefits to the plaintiff-worker. Read more about this case and other cases involving incarceration, borrowing employer, and causation of injury.”
“Workers’ Comp, Texas Style: A Highly Regulated System in a Pro-Business State, by Stuart D. Colburn and Albert Betts, Jr. Cotton, cattle and oil were the primary economic engines when Texas first adopted workers’ compensation. In the 100+ years since, the economy and workers’ compensation laws have changed dramatically. The shift from an agricultural to a manufacturing and then to an information based economy changes the frequency and type of injuries sustained at work. Health insurance, Medicare/Medicaid, and disability insurance alter the landscape of both a social safety net for employees and higher costs for employers.” Read more.
Author Michael B. Stack, CPA, Director of Operations, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. is an expert in employer communication systems and part of the Amaxx team helping companies reduce their workers compensation costs by 20% to 50%. He is a writer, speaker, and website publisher. www.reduceyourworkerscomp.com. Contact: [email protected].
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