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FLASH: APPLIED ORDERED TO CEASE AND DESIST It’s curtains in California for Applied Underwriters’ EquityComp Program in total and also for SolutionOne Program to the extent it uses unfiled agreements. The California Commissioner ordered it cease and desist selling new and renewal programs. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Project 2017 X-Mods Now Compline’s new 2017 X-Mod calculator is released and working. Brokers and carriers can now project 2017 X-Mods. Compline added 10 new charts and graphs.  Get the story here… Read more here ... More...
FLASH: A Defiant Applied Underwriters Continues On The controversy continues as Applied Underwriters' figuratively flips off the Department -  you'll have to read it to believe it. Click here ...  Read more here ... More...

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Dual Wage Threshold Calculation Changing Can proposed changes to the way the Rating Bureau sets the dual wage threshold actually reduce fraud in the system. Some observers thing so and here's the reasons why.  Read more here ... More...
Is California’s Workers’ Comp Market Shrinking? California's workers' comp system may be at a turning and premium might be on the decline. Why might some employers miss out on the better times coming down the road?  Read more here ... More...
Home Health Fee Schedule Gets Pushback The Division of Workers' Compensation circulated a new draft fee schedule for home health services that addressed initial comments, but still left many wanting more changes. What problem areas still persist? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...
Temporary Total Disability Benefits Increase For 2017 Benefit payments for injured workers are on the way up next year. How big is the increase and what do you need to do to keep from running afoul of the law? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
AB 1922 Should Be Killed Dale Debber addresses AB 1922 and the issues we’d better look out for. Direct and to the point, it’s Dale …  Read more here ... More...
Shasta Linen Settles With Broker Another broker who sold its client Applied Underwriters’ EquityComp Program has settled the lawsuit filed against it. This is not the first broker to settle and likely won’t be the last. Read about it here  Read more here ... More...
Neuropsychologist QME Bill Advances Legislation to undo a Division of Workers' Compensation rule change to the QME panel process is moving in the Legislature. Who's behind the latest effort? Read more here ... More...
New Charges In Chiropractor Fraud Case A Riverside County grand jury released new indictments in an growing investigation of workers' comp fraud involving providers, attorneys and cappers. Did any of your workers get treated at these clinics? Read more here ... More...
Lumberman’s Underwriting Alliance Goes To Liquidation The inevitable happened and Lumberman's Underwriting Alliance is in liquidation. How big of a problem is this going to be for California Insurance Guarantee Association? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Another Employer Challenges Unfiled Side Agreements Unfiled side agreements to a large deductible workers' comp policy are at the center of another dispute that is going to the California Department of Insurance. Who is involved this time and what are the arguments for and against enforcement? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Employers, Comp Industry Get Behind CURES Bill Employers and carriers are backing a change to the prescribing process they say will cut down on opioid abuts in the state. What would providers have to do if the legislation passes? Read more here ... More...
Carrier Takes NFL Apportionment Case To Ninth Circuit Who has jurisdiction to determine apportionment in a cumulative trauma claim? The carrier for a National Football League team is asking the Ninth Circuit to provide clarity on the issue. Read more here ... More...
Workers’ Comp Costs Decline For Private Self-Insureds How much do California's self-insured employers owe injured workers for future workers' comp benefits? The total is down from last year and that is not the only good news in the data. Click here for the details. Read more here ... More...