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FLASH: Second Court Upholds IMR’s Constitutionality California’s medical dispute resolution process gets the thumbs up from another Court of Appeal. Click here to read the write-up. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: APPLIED: Class Action Against Applied Underwriters Approved Applied Underwriters is in even more trouble. This time in New York. It is facing another class-action lawsuit over its use of unfiled and unapproved reinsurance participation agreements (RPAs). What the judge in New York said is very interesting. Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: CDI: Waiver Backdating Illegal Are California’s workers' comp insurance carriers violating new rules for exempting officers and directors from workers' compensation policies. The California Department of Insurance believes they are and is taking action. Get the story here.  Read more here ... More...

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UR Physician In Medical Board’s Sights Why is the medical board of California trying to take a utilization review physician’s license? The action has ties to a major case now pending at the California Supreme Court. Get the details of the allegations by clicking here. Read more here ... More...
Court Strikes DWC Discrimination Lawsuit The alleged gender discrimination lawsuit against California workers' comp system failed in its first court appearance. What did the court have to say on the matter? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
State Fund Back Seeking Additional Exempt Positions State Fund is back in the legislature asking for special treatment. Here we go again. Click here to find the story … Read more here ... More...
Go Directly To Jail For Premium Fraud Prosecutors are taking a hard line in plea deals to settle workers' comp premium fraud cases. Two recent cases have employers facing significant jail time. Get the details on the sentences by clicking here. Read more here ... More...
Bureau Committee Approves Ancillary Filing Rules Clearer rules are coming for the side agreements that carriers sometimes use with workers' comp policies. What are the changes and when will they take effect? Click here for details. Read more here ... More...
Ohio State Fund Rebates Third $1 Billion One State Fund is rebating nearly 2/3 of premium to its policyholders. Find out why and how the state is making its third billion-dollar refund?  Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Self-Insureds’ Liability Reporting Improves State data shows self-insureds are doing a better job in keeping track of future liabilities but still have room for improvement. How do the results compare across the various self-insured entities? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Baker’s Dozen Cited For IMR Violations The state is cracking down on claims administrators that slow down the independent medical review process. Who got caught this time and what is it costing them? We’ve got the details here. Read more here ... More...
Committee Recommends X-Mod Change The rating bureau is moving to change the way it calculates X-Mods with an eye to improving reporting of first aid claims. What rules are changing and when will the impact be felt? Read more here ... More...
Refiled Charges Against Alleged Fraudsters New charges are filed in an old fraud ring bust. How did the scheme operate and what did it cost California employers? Click here for the detail on the case and charges. Read more here ... More...