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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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Federal Court of Appeals Rejects RICO Litigation

Federal Court of Appeals Rejects RICO LitigationFrom Larry Holt of the National Council of Self-InsurersSent: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 9:35 AMSubject: RICO Case DecidedMembers of National Council of Self-Insurers: I have happily received the following information from Jerry Marcinkoski, Executive Secretary … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

FDA To Raise Labeling Standards for Prescription Pain Killers

FDA To Raise Labeling Standards for Prescription Pain Killers.  Additional labeling will be unlikely to stem the tide of large number of prescription medication overdose deaths, but additional information, even if it saves one person, is probably worth the cost … Continued

Montana Governor’s Conference in Billings Sept 4 – 6, 2013

Midland Claims Service, Inc. and Industrial Injury Claims® are primary sponsors of the 2013 Montana Governor’s Conference on Workers’ Compensation, which begins Wednesday September 4 in Billings at the Crown Plaza. The schedule for the 3 day conference is as … Continued

Paduda on Private Equity Firms Entering the WC Space

We tend to agree with Joe Paduda, the number of Private Equity (“PE”) firms entering or at least studying the workers’ compensation industry is on the upswing.  The insurance industry had a similar ‘intrusion’ in the 1970’s when equity firms … Continued