Merlinos consultant Allen Fricks will be speaking at the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation Annual Educational Conference, August 31-September 2, 2015, in Atlanta. Allen will be part of a panel of experts discussing claims predictive modeling. If you are going to be at the Conference, Allen would love to say hello.
M&A’s Sue Buehler is attending the Texas Association of Responsible Nonsubscribers (TXANS) Annual Nonsubscriber Conference & Exhibition, March 27-28, in Austin. TXANS promotes the use of sound and ethical practices relating to injury prevention and the provision of quality workplace injury benefits by non-subscribers to workers’ compensation. If you are going to be in Austin … Continue reading Merlinos & Associates Attends TXANS Conference
David H. Long, President and CEO of Liberty Mutual, is reported to be blaming regulators for inadequate rates. He cites New York and Massachusetts as states that are unresponsive to the industry’s rate needs. Further, he is quoted as saying, “I’m hard pressed to come up with a state where pricing is adequate, off the … Continue reading Are State Regulators to Blame for Liberty Mutual’s Workers’ Compensation Rates?
M&A consultant Allen Fricks is moderating a session on “Current Trends and Critical Issues Facing Workers’ Compensation” at the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation 2012 Annual Educational Conference in Atlanta, August 26–29. Allen’s session will focus on current topics and hot issues facing the workers’ compensation industry. Topics will include MSA/CMS news and updates, pain … Continue reading Merlinos at Georgia Workers’ Comp Conference
A recent Business Insurance article “New NCCI Methodology Will Change Premium Calculations” discusses the potential impacts to individual risks of a long overdue update to the calculation of an employer’s experience modification factor. But don’t be misled by the gloomy picture that is painted by the headline. In actuality, the proposed changes to the “split … Continue reading After 20 Years of Inflation, NCCI Updates Experience Mod Formula
M&A’s Sue Buehler will be attending the Self-Insurance Institute of America Workers’ Compensation Executive Forum in San Antonio, May 15-17. The Forum is an educational program focusing on such topics as excess insurance and risk management strategies. If you are going to be in San Antonio, let us know — Sue would like to say hello.
M&A consultant Allen Fricks will be attending the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation (GA SBWC) Annual Educational Conference Steering Committee luncheon on November 29th in Atlanta. The GA SBWC serves over a quarter of a million employers and over 3.8 million workers in Georgia by providing access to the Georgia Workers’ Compensation program for injured … Continue reading Allen Fricks Attends Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation Event
Illinois has had one of the highest state workers’ compensation cost levels in the country. The state has also been a cause of poor results for insurance companies in recent years. In an attempt to reduce these high costs on Illinois businesses, the state recently passed House Bill 1698 to reform the workers’ compensation system … Continue reading Illinois Workers’ Compensation Reform as a Result of Enactment of HB 1698
Since at least as far back as the 1990’s, workers’ compensation (WC) claim frequency has been on the decline year after year. To paraphrase one of my wisest actuarial mentors, it looked as if we stuck around long enough, with these trends, soon one day we would have no claims at all as it appeared … Continue reading So Much for 0.0% Workers’ Compensation Claim Frequency…
A recent article at propertycasualty360.com lists 11 workers’ compensation-related issues to watch in 2011. Declines in frequency of claims slowing Injured employees are staying out of work longer Medical costs continue to rise Safety and wellness begin to integrate OSHA everywhere Litigation swells Misclassification of independent contractor’s hot issue Medicare set-aside arrangements baffling many Telecommuting … Continue reading Workers’ compensation issues to watch in 2011