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FLASH: California’s Drug War – Formulary Debate Heats Up The gloves are coming off in the debate over California’s workers' comp prescription drug formulary. What’s really driving the debate? A long story provided in the public interest. Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Tom Calderon Gets Prison Sentence The first convicted Calderon brother going to jail. How does the sentence relate to what were prosecutors seeking for Tom Calderon’s money laundering conviction? Get the story here.  Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Rating Bureau Approves Amended Filing California employers could see an even deeper workers’ comp rate cut come January than initially indicated. What might keep the deeper cut from happening? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...

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Enforcement, Regulation Linked To Savings A new industry study identified a number of trends that are helping to bring down the state’s workers' comp prescription drug bill. What areas are driving the best returns? Get the story here.  Read more here ... More...
Applied’s SolutionOne Targeted in New Lawsuit Applied Underwriters is being sued by another employer over its use of unfiled and unapproved reinsurance participation agreements (RPAs). This time it’s the SolutionOne program. And there is a unique damages theory. The case also raises new questions about where the money goes once employers pay into the program. Get the details here. Read more here ... More...
Debate Continues Over DWC Drug Formulary The Division of Workers' Compensation’s first stab at creating a workers' compensation prescription drug formulary for California ruffled more than a few feathers in the industry but also widespread support. But beyond the self-interests what are people suggesting to improve the process? Get the details here.  Read more here ... More...
DIR Proposes Rule Changes For $120M Fund The Department of Industrial Relations is proposing rule changes to allow some injured workers another chance at getting $5,000 from California employers. Brokers and Employers have the opportunity to ask that the fees or taxes for this unused program be lowered. Click here to find out how. Read more here ... More...
Insurance Department Nabs Trio For Billing Fraud California Department of Insurance investigators an alleged case of medical provider fraud in Riverside County. What was the play this time for accumulating ill-gotten gains? And what action should brokers take on behalf of their clients. Read more here ... More...
Soft Workers’ Comp Market Industry observers say recent pricing trends indicate a turning or turned workers' comp market. How far have rates fallen? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Supreme Court Lets IMR Ruling Stand The California Supreme Court supported the 2nd DCA’s whacking of the WCAB as regards jurisdiction for medical determinations. What does the court’s action mean for the IMR process moving forward? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Applicant Attorney Suspended, Awaits Sentencing The state suspended an applicant attorney’s license to practice in California after he plead guilty to tax fraud. How is this crime of “moral turpitude” related to workers' compensation? The details are here. Read more here ... More...