|Tristar Insurance Group Acquires Aspen Risk Management. Now Tristar Says It's Back In The Loss Control And Safety Field. |
By Lonce Lamonte - January 17, 2020
Tristar Insurance Group on January 1, 2020 acquired the loss control company of Aspen Risk Management Group.
Tristar, which is headquartered in Long Beach and owned by president Tom Veale, handles workers’ compensation claims and other claims as a third-party administrator. They have claims offices in Santa Ana, San Diego, Alhambra, Brea and Walnut Creek.
|iUnlimited Investigations, Inc. Announces iForward Scholarship Fund Initiative|
By iUnlimited News Release - January 16, 2020
iUnlimited Investigations, Inc. (iUnlimited) is pleased to announce through their iForward organization, a new employee scholarship tuition contest for children of iUnlimited employees.
Eligible participants will include current junior and senior high school students and currently enrolled college freshmen that are children of current iUnlimited employees. Participants should submit a 500-word essay on how they plan to make a difference in the world, in giving back to their communities and by “paying it forward”.
|California Division of Workers’ Compensation Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting Scheduled for January 22, 2020 in Oakland|
By Lonce Lamonte and the DWC Newsline - January 9, 2020
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has scheduled the next meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee on Wednesday, January 22 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Elihu M. Harris State Building, conference room 11 on the second floor, 1515 Clay Street in Oakland.The meeting is open to the public.
The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee was established by Assembly Bill No. 1124 (2015) as an advisory body that consults with the DWC Administrative Director on updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS) drug formulary.
|Mileage Rate for Medical and Medical-Legal Travel Expenses Decreases Effective January 1, 2020|
By Lonce Lamonte and the DWC Newsline - January 2, 2020
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is announcing the decrease of the mileage rate for medical and medical-legal travel expenses by one half of a cent to 57.5 cents per mile effective January 1, 2020.
This rate must be paid for travel on or after January 1, 2020 regardless of the date of injury. Labor Code Section 4600, in conjunction with Government Code Section 19820 and the Department of Personnel Administration regulations, establishes the rate payable for mileage reimbursement for medical and medical-legal expenses and ties it to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
January 2, 2020 - California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board’s Final Rules in Effect as of January 1st 2020
December 31, 2019 - California Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Ambulance Services)
December 19, 2019 - California Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
December 18, 2019 - Department of Industrial Relations Reports Increase in 2018 Fatal Workplace Injuries
December 17, 2019 - California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Updated MTUS Drug List Effective January 15, 2020
December 12, 2019 - California Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner Services