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March 2016

Workers Comp Accident Rates Affected By Spring Forward

Workers Comp Accident Rates Do Spring Forward Do Workers Comp Accident Rates twice per year?  According to a recent article I came across- not necessarily. The one hour time change in the fall has no effect on accident rates.   The springtime “ides of March” time change does lead to

WCRI Conference Blogging Live – Sharing Economy and WC

WCRI Conference Blogging Live The WCRI Annual Conference Blogging Live 2016. Presenter – Dr. Robert Hartwig- Insurance Information Institute Angie’s List On Demand Economy Handy TaskRabbit Washio Wedding Wire My Move AirBnB lyft Uber Insurance solutions are increasingly available for the sharing economy. Regulatory issues remain Gig Economy – Employee vs

CompScope WCRI Blogging Live – State of States

CompScope – State of the States – WCRI – Blogging Live States of the States WCRI CompScope annual conference 2016 Blogging Live. Preliminary  Research  – Subject to change – Two New States  – Kentucky and Georgia are being added to the CompScope(R) Wage Loss States that have wage loss and PPD

Opt Out 2nd Panel – WCRI Blogging Live – Boston MA

Opt Out 2nd Panel – WCRI Conference These are the Opt Out 2nd Panel of WCRI conference  blogging live. Presenters – Bruce C Wood- American Insurance Association Elizabeth Bailey- Waffle House Alan Pierce – Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group James Mills- Oklahoma Insurance Department Great Panel Bruce Wood- Basically not a

WCRI – Blogging Live – Controversial Opt Out Panels

Controversial Opt Out Panels The blogging live controversial Opt Out panels in WCRI Two Presenters – Trey Gillespie – Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America Bill Minick – PartnerSource Opt outs as a form of Workers Compensation coverage has been in Texas for quite some time.   Texas’s program has

WCRI Blogging Live- Crossing State Lines For Medical Care

WCRI Blogging Live – Medical Care This is the WCRI blogging live crossing States lines for Medical care Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC’s) – in New York City vs. New Jersey Preliminary Findings Dr. Brogdan Savych – medical researcher and author  for WCRI Shoulder Arthroscopies average ASC cost increased significantly from

California Medical Review and Dispute – Blogging WCRI Conference

California Medical Review and Dispute Blogging Live WCRI Conference California Medical review and dispute is a white hot topic amongst risk managers presently.  One of the hot sub-topics now is the amount of money charged for UR (Utilization Review) in California. In our claims loss run analyses, we find that

Blogging Live WCRI Comparing Workers Comp Outcomes Across States

WCRI – Blogging Live Comparing Workers Comp outcomes across states WCRI blogging  live.  Subject to Further Research One of my favorite WCRI studies – hard work on this one Dr. Savych  and Dr. Thumula (WCRI) – presenters These two presenters presented the initial study data last year- 2015.  It was

WCRI – Blogging Live – Do Fee Schedules = WC Case Shifting?

WCRI – Blogging Live – Case Shifting and Fee Schedules WCRI WC Case Shifting and do fee schedules. Preliminary Findings Dr. Osleya Formenko – Author – Impressive- Received Her Doctorate From Our HQ City  Raleigh – UNC Dr John Gruber- Dartmouth Institute Dr. John Ruser – Presenter There are many numerous

Blogging Live WCRI 2016 Yearly Conference – Ground Rules

Blogging Live WCRI Conference 2016 Ground Rules OK, so there are a few ground rules with blogging live WCRI Conference. Please excuse any typos or any weird looking info.   I am trying to follow the presenters, not necessarily the slides they present as to include info that will not

What are Policy Endorsements – Are they important?

Policy Endorsements vs. Dec Page Repetitive Workers Comp policy Endorsements are one of the 10 Red Flags To Possible Overcharges. The Policy Dec Page (also called the Declarations Page) is an important part of any policy.  Workers Comp policies are no exception.  However,  some policies may have a more important

California Xmods = Heavy Penalty For Repetitive Accidents

California Insurance Commissioner Approves 2017 Changes California Xmods also known as Experience Modification Factors calculations are changing drastically in 2017.  A very important term for California employers  in the next few years is the term variable split point. Split points are the amount at which the Total Incurred for a

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