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FLASH: BBSI Borrowing Restricted – May Be Unable To Fund Reserves Barrett Business Services' late-filed 10Q financial report for the third-quarter reveals that it’s ability to borrow and perhaps to cover its underfunded reserves is a question. New details about its announced workers' comp reserve charge and the impact it is and could yet have on its operations.  Read more here ... More...
FLASH: First 88k 2015 X-Mods Issued Compline provided first X-Mods to Members in cooperation with the Bureau. It also updated its X-Mod calculator for 2015 and is experiencing a lot of usage on its comparative rater.  Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Rate Decision Released Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued his workers' comp rate decision for 2015 and it is less than the industry requested. What were the key factors behind the smaller increase? Click here for the story.  Read more here ... More...

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X-Mod Limits For Small Employers New for 2015 New rules are in place for California experience rating system and the changes are reflected in the X-Mods that Compline and the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau are now issuing. Is your 2015 X-Mod going to be lower that it otherwise would have been? Click here to see if you will qualify. Read more here ... More...
IMR Program Costs $77 Million And Climbing The SB 863 reforms are producing a mixed bag of results. Where are the savings and how big are the cost increase? Click here for the story. Read more here ... More...
10 Self Insured Employers In Trouble The Office of Self Insurance Plans says a broad industry review not only identified 10 troubled self-insureds, but also found other distinct differences in industry practices. What's up next for the troubled companies? Click here for the full story. Read more here ... More...
California Workers' Comp Industry Trails National Average Where do analysts say the workers' comp industry is heading and how does California compare? What's the multi-billion-dollar question that still hanging over the industry? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...
Copy Service Fee Schedule Draft Draws Same Complaints The Division of Workers' Compensation is getting closer to creating a copy service fee schedule. What are the new issues being raised and which old complaints are being rehashed? Click here for the details. Read more here ... More...
State Fund's Low Price Leadership Produces $382M Underwriting Loss State Fund, the state's market of last resort, is low pricing, growing fast and showing a gigantic underwriting loss. Does it meet its statutory requirement for being fairly competitive or is it underpricing business. It’s financial results are nothing worth writing home about .. unless home is the legislature and then perhaps better attention best be paid. Here’s the story … Read more here ... More...