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FLASH: Rate Hearing: Conflicting Views On Workers' Comp Rates, Industry's Health The workers' comp pure premium rate hearing is over. Here’s what the California Department of Insurance heard about reserve inadequacy, rates and more.  Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Here’s the New Workers' Comp Rate Filing The Bureau is amending its rate filing for 2015 pure premium rates and the recommendation is coming down. But the move is not without controversy. What is the increase and what did the employer and labor representatives say the number should have been? Click here for the story. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Lower Workers' Comp Rate Increase Now Expected For 2015 The workers' comp landscape is changing and employers might finally catch a break. What's the latest from the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau and how might it affect your rates next year? Click here for the story. Read more here ... More...

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Fate of State Fund Groups Questioned Contractors and others in the building trades are on edge over what the State Compensation Insurance Fund plans to do with what's left of its group insurance programs. Is the carrier going to drop some or all of its remaining groups? Click here for the story.  Read more here ... More...
Employers Become Liable For Labor Contractors’ Organized labor won a pitched battle to make most employers liable for the wage, safety and workers' comp violations committed by their labor contractors. Are you covered by the final terms of the new law? Find out by clicking here. Read more here ... More...
Gov. Brown Rejects Labor Bills For Safety Officer Benefits, Private Sector Presumptions Gov. Jerry Brown sided with employers and taxpayers in rejecting three bills backed by organized labor. What did he have to say about the hot button issue of workplace presumptions for workers' compensation? Click here for the details. Read more here ... More...
Independent Contractor Can Cost Big At Audit Bringing in independent contractors for a special project is an economical way that many businesses take to get a job done that its outside their normal skill set. Increasingly, however, it seems employers and insurance carriers are not seeing eye to eye on who is an employee and who is a legitimate independent contractor. The difference of opinion can be costly. Get the full story here. Read more here ... More...
Companion Sues Over $38M In Workers' Comp Claims A major player in California workers' comp is suing a PEO over workers' comp claims that largely stem from California. Who are the players and what are the cross accusations? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...
QME Panel Selection Process: Will It Solve or Create More Problems Voices from the workers' comp industry are encouraged about an idea to ditch paper requests for qualified medical examiner panels (QMEs) in favor of online process. But which aspects of the Division of Workers' Compensation's plan still need major work? Get the story by clicking here. Read more here ... More...
Copy Service Fee Schedule Proposal Troublesome  There’s trouble in the proposed copy service fee schedule. Is the government creating a complicated unclimbable mountain where a molehill would work? That’s not a rhetorical question but you can find out the answer – answers actually - right now right here if you’re a premium subscriber and click here. Read more here ... More...