North Dakota

Ohio Appeals Court Decision Start Privatization Conversation?

Ohio Appeals Court Decision  Could Change BWC A recent Ohio Appeals Court Decision against the Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) may possibly start the progression of the state’s monopolistic Workers Compensation system to a free market system.  The court decision is well worth a quick review.  (Pages 5 -7 and

Monopolistic North Dakota Third Look At Its Workers Comp Program

Monopolistic North Dakota Audits WSI Thrice I used to post often about the plight of monopolistic North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI). The WSI is responsible for the administration of North Dakota’s Workers Comp program. The WSI has had many trials and tribulations as one of the last remaining monopolistic

North Dakota WSI Workers Comp Was Given a Thumbs Up?

North Dakota WSI Denial Review Performed By CPA Firm Recently, I read an article that said North Dakota WSI – their monopolistic WC agency – was audited by a group out of Maine that said only correct denials were issued on all of their Workers Comp claims. -Please note- due

North Dakota – Workers Compensation Mutual Insurance Company?

Is North Dakota Headed Towards A Commercial Insurance Market? North Dakota may soon turn into a mutual Workers Comp Insurance company such as Nevada did with Employers Holdings Inc., and West Virginia did with Brickstreet. Both of those companies are having somewhat of a success in being a private insurance carrier,

North Dakota Fund Balance Causes Additional Auditor Review

North Dakota Fund Balance – Another Review of the Same Numbers? The North Dakota Fund balance situation  has now caused another review with a different auditor. This time the auditor, from Maine, is supposed to come up with reasons why there is a surplus. There are two reasons for a

North Dakota WSI Ex-employee Sues His Former Employer

North Dakota WSI Employee Brings Lawsuit A North Dakota WSI ex-employee sues his former employer. When reading the articles months ago about the WSI’s wholesale firing of some of their employees, one knew there would soon be lawsuits. Todd Flanagan, a former fraud investigator, filed his lawsuit in Bismarck asking for

North Dakota WSI RFP Conundrum Blog Readers Questions

North Dakota WSI RFP and Results Conundrum The North Dakota WSI RFP conundrum was revisited again due to the response from my last article. Update – if our website looks a little in disarray, it is because our website provider’s server crashed. When they ran the backup, it was a

North Dakota Workers Compensation Conundrum Getting Worse

Workers Compensation Conundrum in the Peace Garden State North Dakota has a Workers Compensation Conundrum.  One of my prior posts addressed some of the problems with North Dakota‘s Workers Comp system. I think there now may be a problem larger than the ones they tried to fix with multiple audits

North Dakota Workers Compensation Program Woes

North Dakota’s WSI If you have been reading any of the recent Workers Comp publications, you may have seen some mention of North Dakota very intense problem with their Workers Comp Department – Workforce Safety and Insurance, or WSI. I have read at least 20 articles on the investigations of

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