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FLASH: No Amended Jan. 1, 2016 Rate Filing The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau considered amending its Jan. 1, 2016 rate filing. What is behind the potential change and why isn't it happening? Click here for the story. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Industry Blocks Large Rate Cut Controversy surrounds the annual rate filing. Why will employers not see all the savings they could? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: January Rates Going Down What will the California workers’ comp rate cut be for January? Click here for the details? Read more here ... More...

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APPLIED: Broker Lawsuits Tied To Controversial EquityComp Deals A controversial workers' comp program was already generating lawsuits against the carrier but now brokers are beginning to feel the heat. What are the allegations being levied against the brokers? Get the details here.  Read more here ... More...
BBSI Reporting Growth, Progress On Workers’ Comp Claims Barrett Business Solutions announced a major workers' comp reserve charge last fall amid a funding crisis, but has been working to address the underlying issues. What's the latest on its efforts to rein in its workers' comp expenses? Read more here ... More...
Contractor/Employee Misclassification Cases Worth $8 Million Federal regulators say California workers are owed millions in back wages after being illegally classified as independent contractors. What two employers were was caught ? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Medical Treatment Guidelines Proposal Getting Push Back The Division of Workers' Compensation is changing the medical treatment guidelines for chronic pain and opioid usage in California workers' comp system but not everyone is happy. Where are the trouble spots? Read more here ... More...
New Benefit Notice Rules Taking Effect California's workers' comp benefit notice requirements are changing. How long do employers have to get ready? Read more here ... More...
Proposed Workers’ Comp Rates A Mixed Bag For Employers Proposed 2016 workers' comp rates overall are on the way down, but not all classifications are trending the same direction. Who might be in line for an increase instead of a rate cut? Read more here ... More...
State Fund Challenging More Lien Claims The State Compensation Insurance Fund says it is no longer just rolling over on lien claims. What is the new policy and how is it impacting your claims costs? Read more here ... More...
Workers' Comp Medical Payment Trends Improving What's happening with the medical payment patterns on California's workers comp claims? There's good news on the horizon and it may stick around. Get the details here. Read more here ... More...