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Rand Report Recommends Analytics for Fraud Prevention in Workers’ Comp
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has posted a report from the Rand Corp. with recommendations to prevent fraud in the workers’ compensation system. The Department of Industrial Relations last year requested that the Rand assess medical provider fraud in …

POSTED JUNE 29, 2017 2:59 AM
Nearly 60% of Payments in California Comp in 2016 Were for Medical Services
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California issued report containing estimated California workers’ compensation costs for 2016 based on insured employer experience. The report also reflects payments made by the California Insurance Guarantee Association in the statewide loss payments …

POSTED JUNE 28, 2017 9:53 PM
Missouri Plumbing Contractor Hit with $714K in Fines Over Trench Collapse
A month after a 33-year-old worker died while working in an unprotected trench, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors found another employee of the same Missouri plumbing contractor working in a similarly unprotected trench at another job site. OSHA …

POSTED JUNE 28, 2017 4:52 PM
Corps to Begin Repairing Holes in Arkansas Levees
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials are expected to begin repairing nine sections of a levee along the Black River in northeast Arkansas that was damaged by floods last month. Emergency workers are making plans to cover the holes in …

POSTED JUNE 28, 2017 4:45 PM
After Children Suffer Burns, Indiana Water Park Owners Apologize
A company that operates a northwestern Indiana water park authorities closed after 11 children suffered chemical burns says it’s “profoundly sorry” for the injuries. An advertisement Seven Peaks Resorts placed in local newspapers says the children were burned after an …

POSTED JUNE 28, 2017 4:41 PM
Watkins Insurance Group Welcomes Scott as VP, Finance
Austin-based Watkins Insurance Group, one of the largest full-service, locally owned independent insurance agencies in central Texas, has added Chris Scott as vice president of Finance. Scott brings to Watkins Insurance Group more than 15 years of experience as a …

POSTED JUNE 28, 2017 4:35 PM
Starr Promotes Bessinger to Chief Underwriting Officer for Domestic Companies
Starr Companies has promoted Richard Bessinger to chief underwriting officer of Starr Indemnity & Liability Co., Starr Specialty Insurance Co. and Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Co. Bessinger has 25 years of experience in the insurance industry and long term service …

POSTED JUNE 28, 2017 4:33 PM
Nance Named EVP, E&S Property Business, at AXIS Insurance
AXIS Insurance, a business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has appointed Marc Nance executive vice president, Excess & Surplus Property. He is based in Chicago. Nance is responsible for growing and managing AXIS Insurance’s E&S property business in the …

POSTED JUNE 28, 2017 4:33 PM
Post-Disaster, BP Stakes Future on Deepwater Despite Surging Shale
About 300 BP workers commute 150 miles by helicopter from the Louisiana coast to a deep-sea drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico that can produce more oil in a day than a West Texas rig can pump in a …

POSTED JUNE 28, 2017 4:25 PM
Alliant Names Laing a Producer in Oregon
Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has named Andrew Laing a producer within the company’s Alliant Americas middle market division. Laing will be based in Portland, Ore. and be responsible for the design and delivery of insurance and risk management solutions to …

POSTED JUNE 28, 2017 3:16 PM

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