by Frank Huang | January 21, 2019 Underwriting and claims have a lot in common. Both are easily considered afterthoughts when things are going well, yet scapegoats when things sour. Both are very technical, yet are both part art and science. And both can superficially be considered defense only, whereas both – if done well … Continue reading Strategic Claims Management for PEOs
by Frank Huang | January 21, 2019 Per the call to order from my opening post, the plan is to begin writing about PEOs from a micro-level focused initially on the risk program, then zoom out to look at risk in the context of the PEO’s business operations, and eventually survey and comment on the … Continue reading Underwriting is the PEO’s Hidden Advantage
by Frank Huang | January 18, 2019 My passion for PEOs began some years ago when I came across a Chief Actuary opening for a company called ADP. The job description read: “manage the direction, strategy, negotiations, and analytics for the PEO risk group” I really liked all the keywords in the sentence, but at … Continue reading An Actuary’s Love for PEOs
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