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FLASH: MENDOZA TO SENATE INSURANCE & A COMMISSIONER RUN? Does the new head of the Senate Insurance  committee have bigger  aspirations? Click here to find out. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Zenefits Fined $7 Million Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is cracking down on a tech start-up for skirting state laws for insurance agents. What were the violations and how will the pe®nalties be handed down? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Court Rejects Applied Underwriters Stay Request A court holds that Applied Underwriters’ EquityComp Program remains void and unenforceable. It is under a cease and desist order. Find out why and how and more importantly if the company is disobeying the California Commissioner.  Read more here ... More...

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Top Workers’ Comp Issues of 2016 California’s workers' comp industry is always a hot bed of activity and 2016 was no different. What were the stories that made the biggest headlines last year and will we still be dealing with these issues in 2017? The year-end wrap up is right here. Read more here ... More...
AB 2883 If Ever “AFU” Applied to A Bill AB 2883 screwed up every workers’ comp policy. What is the status and are there fixes.  Click here to find out what the insiders expect. Read more here ... More...
It’s Easier to Self-Insure – New Regs Mostly Approved New easier regulations are in effect for employers looking to self-insure, but Office of Self-Insurance Plans didn’t get everything it wanted. Which proposed regulation was bounced and why? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Will AB 44 Snuff Out Workers’ Comp Reform? Are applicant attorneys and others opposed to recent workers' comp reforms following the old political adage of not letting a crisis go to waste? A tragic event is touted as the reason for a piece of legislation, but the bill is much broader than advertised. Get the story here.  Read more here ... More...
New Split Rate Class For Janitorial? Could California’s dual wage system be expanding to other industries? A new study makes a case for splitting the janitorial industry into two classes, but how it would get divided is a touchy subject. Click here for the full story. Read more here ... More...
Employer Fights ICW Re Additional Premium Is a workers' comp carrier seeking unjust premiums from a small manufacturing company or did the employer expand its scope of operations? How much premium is due. Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Outlook: Legislation May Take A Back Seat To Regs With an even bigger legislative class of Democrats what can the industry expect for the world of workers' comp in 2017? Are there new proposals in the offing or will the year be one of implementing the reforms and initiatives already passed? Click here to find out what the insiders expect for the coming year. Read more here ... More...
Court Upholds UR, IMR Process For In-Network Doctors A Court of Appeal closed another attempt to create an end run around the utilization review and independent medical review processes. Which Labor Code Sections actually control medical treatment disputes? Get the court’s answer here. Read more here ... More...
Sanctions Do Apply In Disability Pension Cases The California Court of Appeal clarifies when public agencies can be penalized for delayed disability pension benefit payments and who can levy the penalty. Click here for the full story. Read more here ... More...
WCAB Extends Comment Period On Lien Rules New regulations are in the works to crack down on fraudulent liens in the state’s workers' comp system. What do the rules say and how can your voice be heard? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...