workers’ compensation News

Business News: Davies Group, Marsh, Travelers and Hover, Purkeys

London-Based Davies Buys US Claims Shop Davies Group, an international consulting firm based in London, has acquired Frontier Adjusters, a multi-line independent claims adjusting shop headquartered in Independence, Ohio. The purchase marks Davies’ first claims deal in the United States. …

New Appointments: Syndicate Claim, HomeCare Connect, UK P&I Club

Syndicate Claim Services Names New CFO Syndicate Claim Services, a private claims adjustment company headquartered in Indianapolis, has appointed Sarah Nelms as the chief financial and strategic operations officer. Nelms has a Masters’ in Business Administration degree from Colorado Technical …

California Workers’ Comp Medical Payments Declined Again in 2018

Medical payments in California’s workers’ compensation system continued to decline in 2018 as the medical payments per claim decreased, according to a report from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California. The WCIRB released its California Workers’ Compensation Aggregate …

Business News: Pasich Law Firm, Transcom, Orchid Medical

Pasich Law Firm Appoints Halprin as Partner Pasich LLP, a New York law firm that specializes in insurance recovery and entertainment, announced that it has appointed attorney Peter A. Halprin as partner. Before joining Pasich, Halprin was a shareholder in …

Viewpoint: Choosing the Best Tools for Discovery in Work Comp Cases

Life does not always turn out quite like we planned. If you had asked me at age 16 what I was going to be when I grew up, without hesitation I would have told you about my future as an …

Business News: Clara Analytics, Legion Claims Solutions, Duck Creek Technologies

Clara Analytics Hires CEO Clara Analytics, a data analytics provider to the commercial insurance industry, has appointed Gary Hagmueller as chief executive officer as the founder of the company steps down from the helm to take over the role of …

Fraud Alleged After Carrier Included Case Management Fees in Subrogation Lien: Viewpoint

In addition to paying for medical expenses, death benefits, funeral costs and/or indemnity benefits for lost wages resulting from a compensable injury, workers’ compensation insurance carriers also expend considerable dollars for case management costs, medical bill audit fees, rehabilitation benefits, …

Calif. Employers Still Guessing If Comp Reforms Can Withstand New Governor

ANAHEIM, California — Seven months into the administration of Gov. Gavin Newsom, employers in solid-blue California are still waiting to see how well the workers’ compensation reforms championed by his predecessor will fare under new leadership. So far, so good, …

How New Technology Can Modernize the Painfully Outdated MSA Process: Viewpoint

Ask claims adjusters what they think of Medicare Set-Asides (MSAs) and you’ll likely get a wide range of answers. While most would agree, in theory, that MSAs serve a valid purpose, the way they are constructed today is labor-intensive, slow, …

FM Urges Maintenance, American Modern Uses Video, Broadspire Teams with Carisk

Equipment Breakdown a Growing Cause of Commercial Property Losses Equipment breakdown now rivals fire loss in both the frequency and severity of commercial property claims, FM Global said in a press release. FM Global said equipment breakdown was the cause …