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FLASH: Flash: Congress Reauthorizes TRIA The new GOP lead Congress has taken quick action to address the federal terrorism reinsurance program that lapsed at the end of 2014. It even got in some broker licensing improvements. Click here for the details. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Flash: Details Of BBSI Lending Deal Emerge Barrett Business Services completed a new financing agreement with its principle bank, but what did the company have to give up to get the deal? Click here for the details. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: BBSI Reaches Lending Agreement Barrett Business Services says it reached a deal to fund its $80 million workers' comp reserve charge. How much is it borrowing and at what costs to fill the hole in its reserves? Read more here ... More...

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Self-Insurance Certificates For Farm Labor Contractors Revoked The state is pulling the self-insurance certificates for self-insured farm labor contractors. Which businesses are affected and when will they have to obtain workers' comp coverage? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...
Where Does an Employer’s “Premises Line” Begin? Professional knowledge: A civilian employee who worked at Edwards Air Force base was severely injured in a single-vehicle accident while driving on the base. His employer argued that he hadn't crossed the “premises line” that would have entitled him to workers' compensation, because the employee was injured several miles from the main building where he worked. How dod the courts rule and why? Where is there coverage? Click here to learn… Read more here ... More...
Bureau Considers X-Mod Rule Change For Smaller, Uncooperative Employers Some employers have found a loophole in the experience rating system that is allowing them to avoid feeling the full impact of their loss experience. What is the loophole and how is the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau proposing to close it? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee Finalized The Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee received an influx of new blood for the new session along with some returning members. So what is the make-up of the committee and the staff for 2015? Click here for the story.  Read more here ... More...
California Revokes Self-Insurance Certs For BBSI & KimCo The Office of Self Insurance Plans revoked the certificates for two major PEOs at the beginning of the year. And a fight broke out … Read more here ... More...
Fraud Assessment Commission Gets New Member, Will Award More Funding There are new and old faces on the California Fraud Assessment Commission for 2015, including a surprising high-ranking insurance industry official. So who's on board and what does the Commission have planned for the millions that California employers pay each year to fight workers' comp fraud? Get the full story here. Read more here ... More...
Proposed DIR Budget Includes New Safety Inspector Positions Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget would boost spending to increase the number of personnel at the Division of Occupational Safety and Health. How many new inspectors are planned and what else do the budget documents tell us about the planned $120 million return-to-work program? Click here for the details. Read more here ... More...
Patriot National Raises $116M in IPO Program administrator Patriot National group just went public with an offering of 8.3 million shares of stock. What was the market's reaction and how does the company plan to spend the money? Get the details here Read more here ... More...
CDI Proposes Updated Rules For Workers' Comp Forms The California Department of Insurance is updating the rules and regulations governing policy forms, endorsements and side agreements that workers' comp carriers use in the state. When and how are the regulations likely to change? Get the full story here.  Read more here ... More...