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California Workers' Comp Premiums To Top $16 Billion Early estimates are in and California carriers are on track to write more workers' comp premium this year than they have for the better part of a decade. How high is the total expected to go and what's behind the increase? Click here for the story. Read more here ... More...
Dems Want 4 More Years For Fire/Police Death Benefits Assembly Speaker Perez is back with a new version of his firefighter and peace officer death benefits extension bill. What's in the third version of the bill and how might is impact the budgets of taxpayer funded public agencies? Click here for the full story.  Read more here ... More...
New Guidelines For Opioid Use In Workers' Comp Are On The Way The Division of Workers' Compensation is taking a stab at rewriting the medical treatment guidelines for opioid use in the California workers' comp system. How is it proposing to better control the use and what is the industry's reaction to the proposal? Click here for the details. Read more here ... More...
Work Force Demographics Impacting Workers' Comp New research indicates that older workers are working longer, but the pattern is not universal across all subsections. Which populations are growing the fastest and what are the workers' comp implications of this evolution? Click here for the story. Read more here ... More...
Nurse Presumption, CIGA Assessment Bills Up For First Hearings The Assembly Insurance Committee has a full plate of workers' comp bills on its agenda today including an expansion of workers' comp presumptions to some private sector workers and a change in CIGA's assessment authority. What other changes are under review? Click here for the details. Read more here ... More...
Prosecutors Nail Claimants, Employers For Workers' Comp Fraud Investigators and prosecutors have been busy rooting out workers' comp fraud and sending the cheats to jail. Who's the latest to get busted? Click here for the details. Read more here ... More...
Water District Facing Loss Of Workers' Comp Coverage A Southern California water district with close ties to the political scandal involving the Calderons is facing troubles of its own. One whistleblower lawsuit is already pending and now its shopping for a new workers' comp carrier. What's behind the story? Click here for details. Read more here ... More...
Court: State Law Determines Employment Status, Not Fed Regulations Should a trucking firm's liability policy cover an injured independent contractor or was the driver actually an employee? How should that status be determined? A California Court of Appeal addressed the issue and spelled out the standards that should apply. Click here for the details. Read more here ... More...