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FLASH: CDI: Rate Cut July 1st The mid-year workers' comp rate decision is in and its good news for employers. Did establishment forces keep it from being better? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Company Officials Charged in Electrocution It was supposed to be a small project to support a local football team, but inattention to detail killed a worker and seriously injured another. Now a Southern California safety professional, his boss and a crew chief face criminal charges in the incident. Find out what happened and how safety professionals and employers can avoid charges. Click here.  Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Interpreters’ Lien Challenge Rejected The decision is in on another challenge to California workers' comp lien reforms and the result is the same. Get the full story here. Read more here ... More...

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Applied Underwriters’ Fights CDI Cease & Desist Applied Underwriters and the California Department of Insurance’s date with destiny is at hand. What are the issues on the eve of their courtroom showdown over the EquityComp program? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...
40M SISF Lawsuit In Jeopardy The Self-Insurers’ Security Fund’s case to recover $40 million from the members of a failed self-insured group is delayed after a misstep by its law firm. What was the screw up and how is it impacting the case? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...
American Labor Alliance Tilting at Windmills The former union marketing a self-proclaimed alternative to traditional workers' comp coverage is continuing to question the authenticity of a letter from the Department of Labor that stripped it of its union designation. What do the feds have to say on the matter? Click here for the story. Read more here ... More...
Proposed Rate Among Lowest Ever, Bureau Says California employers are in line for another significant rate cut for July 1, 2017 new and renewal policies. What’s driving the lower indication and how does the proposal stack up against others in the open rating era? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Owners & Officers Cover Still SNAFU SB 189 is taking shape, but staffers say they’re in for the long haul. It’s still doesn’t fix the problems associated with AB 2883 and creates multiple new issues. What problems still remain for the industry and certain employers? Click here to read. Read more here ... More...
More Time for Workers’ Comp Formulary? The Division of Workers' Compensation is now reviewing written and oral comments on its proposed prescription drug formulary. What were the top concerns of the industry insiders and how do they suggest fixing the problems? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Healthy California Act & Workers’ Comp Amidst the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act, California’s Legislature is pursuing a state-based single payer health care system. How much will it cost and how will it impact workers' compensation? Click here to find out the latest. Read more here ... More...
Legislation Gives Brokers Flexibility with Fiduciary Funds Legislation that gives producers a little flexibility in the financial area is sailing through the Legislature. What does the bill do and how will it benefit agents and brokers. Click here to find out. Read more here ... More...
Dual Wage Classes Increases Nearly a dozen dual wage classification in the construction industry could see an increase in the hourly wage threshold that separates the high wage/low rate classification from the low wage/high rate one. How big of an increase is being contemplated and who will be affected? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Court Allows Apportionment For Genetic Factors A Court of Appeal gave clear authority for apportioning part of a injured worker’s permanent disability to a genetic factor. What was the rational in overturning the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...
Simplified X-Mod Formula For 2019 The rating bureau is considering changes to the formula for computing X-Mods. What will the new formula look like if its adopted? Click here for the details. Read more here ... More...