COVID-19 Announcement

March 16th, 2020|Comments Off on COVID-19 Announcement

Dear Member: We are aware of concerns about COVID-19, its impact on the workforce, and workers’ compensation coverage.  We are taking actions within our organization to maintain a [...]

Data Privacy and Cybersecurity in Workers’

February 27th, 2020|Comments Off on Data Privacy and Cybersecurity in Workers’

Data Privacy and Cybersecurity in Workers’ Compensation A New Era in Healthcare  Like much of the modern world, technology is changing healthcare. Specifically, the way that providers [...]

Why Experience Mods Make A Difference In Your Workers’ Comp Costs— And What You Can Do About It

August 26th, 2019|Comments Off on Why Experience Mods Make A Difference In Your Workers’ Comp Costs— And What You Can Do About It

For every industry involved with workers’ comp—but especially for those in more accident-prone industries such as construction—experience mods can make or break how much you pay for [...]

It’s High Time to Consider How Medical Marijuana Could Affect Workers’ Comp Key Questions YOU Need to Consider

June 14th, 2019|Comments Off on It’s High Time to Consider How Medical Marijuana Could Affect Workers’ Comp Key Questions YOU Need to Consider

Although a recently proposed piece of legislation regarding medical marijuana stalled in the Alabama House (it passed with a surprising majority in the Senate), it remains [...]

From Out Of Options to Optimized Outcomes

February 11th, 2019|Comments Off on From Out Of Options to Optimized Outcomes

How THE FUND Turned One Company’s Workers’ Comp Situation Around  At THE FUND, our focus has always been on our members—their workers’ comp coverage, their safety and [...]

The Fund Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

March 27th, 2018|Comments Off on The Fund Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Successful businesses don’t just happen and they certainly don’t happen in a vacuum. On March 8 at The Club in Birmingham, Ala., the Alabama Self-Insured Worker’s Compensation [...]

One of the oldest self-insured group funds in the country provides financial stability for Alabamians in uncertain times

January 15th, 2018|Comments Off on One of the oldest self-insured group funds in the country provides financial stability for Alabamians in uncertain times

The Alabama Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation Fund (ASIWCF) provides a critical service to Alabama employers by offering coverage to workers and helping employers control costs associated with workplace [...]

Like a Broken (Drug Death) Record

February 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Like a Broken (Drug Death) Record

Much has been written about opioids and overdose. If you are involved anywhere in workers' compensation, health care, or insurance you have heard of the American opioid [...]

20 Workers’ Compensation Issues to Watch in 2017

February 17th, 2017|Comments Off on 20 Workers’ Compensation Issues to Watch in 2017

The first Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark webinar of 2017 provided our thoughts on the 20 Workers’ Compensation Issues to Watch in 2017. What follows [...]

8 Myths and Facts About Workers’ Compensation (August 2016)

August 26th, 2016|Comments Off on 8 Myths and Facts About Workers’ Compensation (August 2016)

The LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Workers’ Compensation Law has interviewed leading experts from different segments of the workers’ compensation industry to tell us some common myths and facts [...]

New OSHA rule and Post Injury Drug Testing

August 19th, 2016|Comments Off on New OSHA rule and Post Injury Drug Testing

OSHA issued a rule Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses (Rule), 81 Fed. Reg. 29624 (May 12, 2016) that revises its record keeping regulation (1904) to [...]

Safety 2.0: Wearables and Worker Safety

August 19th, 2016|Comments Off on Safety 2.0: Wearables and Worker Safety

The next generation of connected safety wearables could mark a new era in workplace safety and insurance – but only if the data they produce is harnessed [...]

Workers Comp Cycle Poised to Tighten for Insurers, Buyers

August 19th, 2016|Comments Off on Workers Comp Cycle Poised to Tighten for Insurers, Buyers

Workers compensation buyers have benefited from increased competition in recent years, but some companies could find it difficult to secure coverage as early as 2017 if underwriting [...]

How Changing One Habit Helped Quintuple Alcoa’s Income

June 14th, 2016|Comments Off on How Changing One Habit Helped Quintuple Alcoa’s Income

Back in October 1987, Paul O'Neill gave his first speech as CEO of Alcoa, the aluminum manufacturing giant.  Investors were nervous, since Alcoa had faltered with failed [...]

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

June 14th, 2016|Comments Off on CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Improving the way opioids are prescribed through clinical practice guidelines can ensure patients have access to safer, more effective chronic pain treatment while reducing the number of [...]

Fraud as a Ticket Out

June 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Fraud as a Ticket Out

News stories and press releases from insurance departments nationwide regularly disclose the prosecution of prison guards for workers’ compensation fraud.  I often wondered why guards, obviously familiar [...]

Could the Federal Government Meddle in Comp?

June 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Could the Federal Government Meddle in Comp?

This is a frequent question.  It seems that the modern interpretation of the Interstate Commerce Clause concludes that the federal government may meddle in whatever it wishes, [...]

ABC’s of Experience Rating

June 14th, 2016|Comments Off on ABC’s of Experience Rating

This document is designed to further your understanding of experience rating and how it affects your workers compensation costs. Download PDF: ABC's of Experience Rating

Member Spotlight – Available Plastics

June 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Member Spotlight – Available Plastics

Employer’s Claim Management, Inc. is pleased to spotlight the safety efforts of Alabama Self-Insured Worker’s Compensation Fund member Available Plastics, Inc. Available Plastics Company, Inc. was founded [...]

Travelers Develops Predictive Model for Chronic Pain

June 13th, 2016|Comments Off on Travelers Develops Predictive Model for Chronic Pain

The Travelers Companies, Inc. today announced that it has developed the first predictive model designed to reverse a sharp rise in chronic pain caused by workplace injuries. The [...]

Alabama Self-Insured Worker’s Compensation Fund Partners with Valen Analytics to More Accurately Price and Select Risk

January 6th, 2015|Comments Off on Alabama Self-Insured Worker’s Compensation Fund Partners with Valen Analytics to More Accurately Price and Select Risk

December 10, 2014 The Fund is pleased to announce a new partnership with Valen Analytics, a provider of proprietary data, analytics and predictive modeling to help insurers [...]

Tropics Software Selected by Alabama Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation Fund and Employers Claim Management

August 1st, 2013|Comments Off on Tropics Software Selected by Alabama Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation Fund and Employers Claim Management

Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) June 03, 2011 Alabama Self-Insured Workers Compensation Fund (The Fund), Employers Claim Management (ECM) and Tropics Software Technologies (TST), a national software company specializing [...]

Important information regarding Medicare Secondary Payer Mandatory Reporting

August 1st, 2013|Comments Off on Important information regarding Medicare Secondary Payer Mandatory Reporting

Notice to Members, Insurance Brokers and other interested parties Re: Medicare Secondary Payer Mandatory Reporting Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA) [...]