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FLASH: Mid Year Rate Cut Coming The Bureau is filing for a mid-year rate cut. How big is the proposed reduction and why won't all employers benefit to the same extent? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Wisconsin Bans EquityComp & SolutionOne Now it’s the Great State of Wisconsin which has banned Applied Underwriters EquityComp and SolutionOne programs. This after Applied were ordered and agreed to cancel mid-term and to non renew all SolutionOne and EquityComp poicies and failed to keep its word. Get the ugly details here. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Mid-Year Workers' Comp Rate Cut A Possibility Is a mid-year rate cut in the works? The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau is still reviewing the data but the outlook is looking good for employers. Read more here ... More...

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Workers’ Comp Rate Indication Down, But Concerns Remain The proposed mid-year rate cut could mean good times for California employers, but is the party about to end? What are the data points that have some actuaries concerned? Get the back story here. Read more here ... More...
Narrowed 4850 Leave Bill Advances Unions are backing a push to double the amount to tax-free leave time that some injured public safety officers can receive. Why is the current plan a recipe for litigation? Get the details by clicking here. Read more here ... More...
CAAA Says Education Needed About RTW Funds SB 863 created an employer funded $120 million fund for injured workers who can't return to their former jobs, but utilization rates are lower than expected. What's behind the low uptake and how does the California Applicants' Attorneys Association propose to correct the situation? Click here for the details.  Read more here ... More...
Proposed Workers’ Comp Rates Vary Greatly From Filed Rates The rating bureau is suggesting a 5% mid-year rate cut, but not all classes are the same. Who could actually see their workers' comp rate nearly double under the filing? Click here for the story.  Read more here ... More...
Resignation Shakes Up Balance At WCAB What impact will Ronnie Caplane's resignation have on the work of the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board? Industry experts opine.  Read more here ... More...
Supreme Court Accepts UR Physician Liability Case The California Supreme Court is going to weigh in on the issue of physician liability in utilization review cases. What's the background to the dispute that is now at the state's highest court? Click here for the story. Read more here ... More...
WCIS Penalty, UR Reform Bill Advances Proposed legislation aims to improve data reporting by workers' comp carriers and self-insured employers. How big of a stick would the Division of Workers' Compensation have to encourage compliance if the legislation passes? Click here for the latest on the story. Read more here ... More...
Workers’ Comp Bills Advance Legislative committees are staying active reviewing and passing workers' comp bills affecting physician claims, California Insurance Guarantee Association and requests for authorization. How would the system change if these proposals are ultimately signed into law? Click here for the story.  Read more here ... More...
Opioid Use Down, But Rx Costs Still Up How much are employers paying for prescription drugs under the workers' comp system? The totals are in and the news is a mixed bag for employers. Get the story here. Read more here ... More...