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FL: CFO Sink Statement on Governor Crist's Veto of HB 5603

Tallahassee, FL (CompNewsNetwork) - Florida CFO Alex Sink released the following statement after Governor Crist vetoed HB 5603, which implemented recommendations made by CFO Sink to strengthen the state’s Risk Management program and reduce workers’ compensation costs to the state. “This...

Lockton Adds Medical Director

Kansas City, MO (CompNewsNetwork) - Dr. Ian Chuang has joined Lockton, the world's largest privately held insurance broker, as a National Medical Director with Lockton Benefit Group. Dr. Chuang will prepare strategic road maps and operational framework to inform Lockton clients of the opportunities...

DC: Embattled Risk Management Head Placed on Administrative Leave

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Washington Examiner reports that Mayor Adrian Fenty's administration has placed Kelly Valentine, the director of the Office of Risk Management, on administrative leave, this after it was alleged by whistleblowers that Valentine gave various lucrative contracts to friends. Meanwhile...

DC: Sedgwick CMS and Modern Medical Fight for Payment From Risk Management Director

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA -Both Sedgwick CMS and Risk Management and Modern Medical have been struggling to receive their payments from the D.C. Office of Risk Management. Kelly Valentine, the director of the D.C. Office of Risk Management, has been placed on administrative leave while her handling of insurance...

How to Prevent Deaths and Injuries of Fire Fighters

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - Fire fighters are often killed or injured when fighting fires in abandoned, vacant, and unoccupied structures. These structures pose additional and sometimes unique risks due to the potential for fire fighters to encounter unexpected and unsafe building conditions such...

New Certification Helps Producers Bring Risk Management Strategies To Employee Benefits And Wellness

Asheville, NC (CompNewsNetwork) - The Institute of Benefit & Wellness Advisors (IBWA) has been launched to help insurance professionals integrate employee benefits with wellness. The organization is based in Asheville, NC. “It has become increasingly clear that Workers’ Compensation...

Manage Your Workers’ Compensation Program by Advisen and Amaxx Risk Solutions

Book Shows Employers How to Cut Comp Costs by 20% - 50% NEW YORK.—Sept 26, 2011 – Advisen and Amaxx have combined to produce a $159 guidebook to help brokers, consultants, safety & loss control professionals, claims managers and buyers of insurance reduce Workers Compensation costs...

Cost Containment Leads Employers’ Workers’ Comp Concerns for 2012

Cost containment is by far the number one workers' compensation insurance concern of employers for the next 12 months, a new study shows. Fifty-nine percent of employers say they are very or somewhat concerned about cost containment in 2012. Employers are also concerned about increasing exposures...

LexisNexis® Workers Compensation Law Community Podcast: Scott Beckman on the 2012 RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition

In this edition, Scott Beckman, Vice President of Claims for ISMIE Mutual Insurance Co. and Chair of RIMS Conference Programming Committee, highlights the sessions, events and keynote speakers, including Moneyball's Billy Beane, for the 2012 RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition which will be held...

2012 RIMS Annual Conference April 15-18: Why Workers’ Comp Defense Attorneys Should Attend the Lollapalooza of the Risk Management Industry

The 2012 RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition April 15-18 in Philadelphia is the lollapalooza of the risk management industry, what with its high energy, dynamic speakers, 120+ sessions, 10,000 attendees from 50 different countries, 400 exhibitors, and numerous networking opportunities. Find out why...

No Boundaries – RIMS 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq. The annual conference held by the Risk and Insurance Management Society is being held April 15 through April 18 at the Philadelphia Convention Center and, as always, is anticipated to be the biggest gathering of insurance professionals all year. With more than 120 sessions...

New National Workers’ Compensation Organization Formed; Launches Website Offering Information Sharing, Resources, Education

Tallahassee, FL-The workers' compensation community has a new national organization and website to turn to for education, information, and interaction. The Workers' Compensation Institute (WCI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to serving all members of the workers' compensation...

How to Achieve a Desirable Experience Modification Factor Under NCCI’s New System

By John Stahl, Esq. A recent Risk & Insurance webinar entitled “Big Changes Coming in Workers’ Compensation Premiums” stresses that actively reducing your “Experience Modification Factor” (“mod”) today should reap disproportionately high reductions in workers’...

Psycho-Social Challenges of Managing Employee Illness: Presenteeism, Absenteeism, and "Monday Effect" Oh My

By John Stahl, Esq. The concept of “it’s complicated” extends beyond describing a romantic relationship; it also often applies to the relationship between an employee’s illness or injury and that person’s employment. One concern is lost productivity associated with ill...

Increase in Distracted Drivers Has Serious Ramifications for Fleet Risk Managers

By Rebecca Shafer, LowerWC.com Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. Do workers compensation laws need to be revised to exclude people who cause injury to themselves and others when driving distracted? And, how do employers manage this risk? As of today, a Google search showed 39 states (up from 32 in 2011...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (3/25/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Fifth Circuit Allows Case to Proceed Against Honeywell re Railroad Worker’s Death . President...

My Big Fat Annual Conference: MSP Litigation Strategies to Manage Some Very Risky Business

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., the Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. MY BIG FAT ANNUAL CONFERENCE Although not many could see their far-reaching impact when...

Marsh Report on ACA and Workers’ Compensation: Helping Employers to Keep a Foothold on Snowy Roads and Black Ice

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. Whatever your views happen to be about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of...

The Aging Workforce: How to Manage Workers’ Comp Costs for the Silver Bunch

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. Here’s the story of an aging workforce that can’t afford to leave their jobs...

California: DIR Director Christine Baker Provides Update on Progress of SB 863 Eighteen Months After Operative Date

A report from the California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, Sept. 10-12, 2014, Dana Point, CA By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. Without pause, Christine Baker, Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations, took the stage immediately following national basketball...

Temporary Workers and Their Unique Risks

Shining a risk manager’s analytical light on an evolving shadow industry Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. Survival...

2014 Workers’ Compensation Emerging Issues

The new edition of Workers’ Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis (LexisNexis) is a veritable cornucopia of expert analysis, provocative commentary, and a 50 state survey of workers’ compensation legislation in 2014 As with last year’s inaugural edition, the 2014 Larson Series Workers’...

Temp Nation: Standing Up for the Walking Dead

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. Temporary workers are having a decidedly permanent impact on the nation’s workforce...

Tragedy in Paris Reminds Us that Workplace Violence Is a Serious Risk

As the 2015 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference concluded in Las Vegas last week, there were workers in restaurants and the concert venue in Paris experiencing real time workplace violence scenarios just like those discussed at the conference. Joining tragedies such as Virginia...

Workplace Injuries: Identification and Prevention – Risk Management Tips

Workplace Safety Goals. One of the most challenging aspects of occupational safety is goal setting. Goals that will be achievable and sustainable seem to be a mystery to many organizations. Historically in safety, setting a goal of having zero injuries was always seen as the obvious step to take, but...