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FLASH: BBSI's Marketing Materials: Truth or Fiction BBSI has put oout a lot of marketing materials concerning its troubles. Worekrs' Comp Executive examines some of its statements and finds some to be true, and some to be not so true. Click here to read the whole story … Read more here ... More...
FLASH: BBSI Borrowing Restricted – May Be Unable To Fund Reserves Barrett Business Services' late-filed 10Q financial report for the third-quarter reveals that it’s ability to borrow and perhaps to cover its underfunded reserves is a question. New details about its announced workers' comp reserve charge and the impact it is and could yet have on its operations.  Read more here ... More...
FLASH: First 88k 2015 X-Mods Issued Compline provided first X-Mods to Members in cooperation with the Bureau. It also updated its X-Mod calculator for 2015 and is experiencing a lot of usage on its comparative rater.  Read more here ... More...

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State Fund Kills Its Group Insurance Programs The State Fund is killing its group programs. How much of its business will this impact and how many employers? What's behind the change and how will existing group members be impacted? Read more here ... More...
Workers’ Comp Assessment Rates Drop For 2015 California employers will pay less in taxes and fees for 2015. CIGA charges and all the other funds total less, see the actual charges here.  Read more here ... More...
X-Mod Calculation Changes Proposed For 2017 Will major changes to California's experience rating system for 2017 be made?  What's under consideration and will it help or hurt employer’s X-Mods? Read more here ... More...
Ninth Circuit: Will It Remand SB 863 Lien Activation Fee Case? The fight over California's $100 lien activation fee is far form over. Will the SB 863 reforms stand or fall? Are the Appellate Court’s questions are causing angst amongst both sides? Click here and learn where we are in this reform… Read more here ... More...
WCAB Decision Gives Applicants’ Attorneys More The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board continues to interpret different aspects of the SB 863 reforms and is expanding the number of exceptions to the independent medical review process. Yet another money saving plank in the SB 863 Reform has been cracked. Read about it here.  Read more here ... More...
Employer Penalties For IMR Medical Records Errors The Division of Workers' Compensation is taking a get tough approach with employers and workers' comp carriers that are not keeping obligations to timely provide medical information. What penalties are being considered and when will they be applied? Read more here ... More...
The Fastest Growing Workers’ Comp Expenses Utilization review, bill review services, medical providers networks and other services are spendy – Do they help or hurt medical outcomes and do they decrease or increase workers’ comp costs for California employers. Find out here … Read more here ... More...
Retroactive Application of Workplace Presumptions ? The family of a deceased firefighter it trying to obtain workers' comp coverage for his death even though an agreed medical evaluator says it wasn't industrially related. Why do they say the evidence shouldn't matter and that liability should be assessed to the employer? Read more here ... More...
Michigan’s Cut Rates 28%, California’s Not So Much Michigan reformed its workers' comp system less than a year before California passed SB 863. Yet its results are very different Click here to read why Michigan's reforms are generating significant savings over California. Read more here ... More...
X-Mod Limits For Small Employers New for 2015 New rules are in place for California experience rating system and the changes are reflected in the X-Mods that Compline and the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau are now issuing. Is your 2015 X-Mod going to be lower that it otherwise would have been? Click here to see if you will qualify. Read more here ... More...
IMR Program Costs $77 Million And Climbing The SB 863 reforms are producing a mixed bag of results. Where are the savings and how big are the cost increase? Click here for the story. Read more here ... More...
10 Self Insured Employers In Trouble The Office of Self Insurance Plans says a broad industry review not only identified 10 troubled self-insureds, but also found other distinct differences in industry practices. What's up next for the troubled companies? Click here for the full story. Read more here ... More...
California Workers' Comp Industry Trails National Average Where do analysts say the workers' comp industry is heading and how does California compare? What's the multi-billion-dollar question that still hanging over the industry? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...
Copy Service Fee Schedule Draft Draws Same Complaints The Division of Workers' Compensation is getting closer to creating a copy service fee schedule. What are the new issues being raised and which old complaints are being rehashed? Click here for the details. Read more here ... More...
State Fund's Low Price Leadership Produces $382M Underwriting Loss State Fund, the state's market of last resort, is low pricing, growing fast and showing a gigantic underwriting loss. Does it meet its statutory requirement for being fairly competitive or is it underpricing business. It’s financial results are nothing worth writing home about .. unless home is the legislature and then perhaps better attention best be paid. Here’s the story … Read more here ... More...