“What’s New“

Montgomery County Self Insurance Program member, Del Spurrier, of the Montgomery County Government – Department of General Services, Division of Fleet Management Services, regularly meets with key players involved with the department’s workers’ compensation claims and return to work coordination. Following a recent meeting, Del expressed his gratitude to Angela Wiley-Jones, the Montgomery County Workers’… Read More MCSIP Program Member Expresses Gratitude for Leadership and Partnership

In 2016, Montgomery County Self Insurance Program (MCSIP) Workers’ Compensation Claims Manager Karen Ware announced her plan to retire. Karen has provided excellent leadership to the supervisors and claims units, and will be instrumental in the transition of the new manager. We appreciate the dedication she had for high standards of quality claim service delivery… Read More MCSIP Workers’ Compensation Claims Manager Karen Ware to Retire; April (Boltz) LeVan Tapped to Lead Function

The National Association of Counties (NACo) recognizes Montgomery County Maryland, Risk Management, Occupational Health and Safety team. Faced with budget constraints in 2010, the Division of Risk Management successfully transitioned a traditionally reactive Safety Program (mandated programs and accident investigation) into a proactive Safety Culture permeating the organization. Pam Schroeder, Chief, Division of Risk Management… Read More NACo Recognizes Montgomery County Maryland, Risk Management, Occupational Health and Safety Team

On February 8, 2017, Fox 5 reported the inappropriate handling of workers’ compensation claims in Montgomery County.  The Fox 5 story initially reported a Montgomery County firefighter who was alleging he wasn’t being reimbursed for expenses and had not received appropriate treatment.  Further he alleged that CorVel was incentivized to delay and deny treatment.  In… Read More Fox 5 Retracts and Apologizes for Report Inaccuracies

MCSIP Welcomes Town of Garrett Park as Member Pamela Schroeder, Chief, Division of Risk Management announces the addition of a new member to the Montgomery County Self Insurance Program (MCSIP). Effective December 1, 2016, the Town of Garrett Park became an official member of the program. Through the direction of the MC Innovations, MCSIP provides… Read More MCSIP Welcomes Town of Garrett Park as Member

Red Flag Indicators of Fraud

November 1st, 2016

Detection, the first line of defense. Most claims are legitimate, but many are inflated or can be fraudulent. The claims professional closely reviews all claims for possible fraud. No one of the following indicators by itself is necessarily suspicious, and does not mean that fraud has been committed. Indicators are “Red Flags” only, and not… Read More Red Flag Indicators of Fraud

The Montgomery County Division of Risk Management is pleased to announce that the recent audit of the Montgomery County Self Insurance Program by Aon Global Risk Consulting (Aon) resulted in a combined audit score of the Casualty and Property claims of 95% out of a possible 100%. The audit activities were specifically tailored to meet… Read More MCSIP Achieves Audit Score of 95%

Pam Schroeder Chief, Division of Risk Management for Montgomery County Government will be hosting the Montgomery County Self Insurance Program Annual Meeting on October 26, 2016. Announcements will be sent to the Member contact with specifics.

Sue Theiss and Steve Smith, both are supervisors for the Workers’ Compensation Team were presented with Certificates of Appreciation for their continued commitment to team work. Certificates were presented by Pearl Monroe on September 15, 2016.

Claims Audit Score Results

September 19th, 2014

The Montgomery County Self Insurance Program (MCSIP) performs a claims audit to determine the quality of the work performed by the MCI Team. Aon Global Risk Consulting recently completed the audit which covered the period July 1, 2013 through June 11, 2014 with a goal of 90% or greater. Pamela R. Schroeder, Chief for the… Read More Claims Audit Score Results