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Hannah Koch Becomes a Certified MT WC Claims Examiner

Hannah Koch has passed the Montana Department of Labor and Industry test and has been awarded her certification  as a Montana Certified Workers’ Compensation Examiner. Congratulations Hannah on achieving a 96% !

Stop Dryer Fires Before They Start

The following article was taken from AAA Mountain West.  Normally we don’t repost articles in whole, but the message was so simple and positive that we thought that it should be shared. Cudos to AAA Mountain West for providing personal risk management information to its customers.     Dryer Fires and How to Prevent Them […]

Cyber Liability – A New (and unknown) Exposure

At a recent conference, we learned a great deal about Cyber Liability and the costs associated with data leakage / breach / intrusion.  Just the response costs  can run in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, or in the case of the recent Adobe data breach, many millions of dollars.  Insurance is available for this […]

Investors Moving to Workers’ Compensation Space

More information about another merger / acquisition in the WC field.  More evidence that big investment dollars are flowing away from the health care industry and into the workers’ compensation industry.  Read about the most recent deal in an article by Joe Paduda:

Federal Court of Appeals Rejects RICO Litigation

Federal Court of Appeals Rejects RICO Litigation From Larry Holt of the National Council of Self-Insurers Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 9:35 AMSubject: RICO Case Decided Members of National Council of Self-Insurers: I have happily received the following information from Jerry Marcinkoski, Executive Secretary of the Michigan Self-Insurers Association. His words are from an email Jerry […]

Medical Community – We Can Do Better

We have no relationship with the author of the following snippet about a book written by Dr. Otis Brawley, but experience has shown that there is a good deal of reality in his words.  Refreshing to hear someone from the medical community say “we can do better”, even if it is on the verge of […]

WC Fraud – Reality

There are many discussions, seminars and vendors nationwide that warn in a threatening way of the ‘devastating’ costs of workers’ compensation fraud.  To be sure, there are some egregious situations which lead to millions of dollars leaving the system to undeserving workers, vendors, medical clinics, and even physicians.  In our experience, supervising and administering claims […]