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FLASH: Voided Applied Underwriters EquityComp RPA Update What is the story with the California Department’s decision declaring the RPA void? – Does it or doesn’t it apply to only one insured?  Here’s the knowledge you need. Click here … Read more here ... More...
FLASH: CDI Voids Applied Underwriters’ EquityComp Program RPA Applied Underwriters’ Equity Comp program’s main contract, the Reinsurance Participation Agreement has been deemed void by the CDI because it has not been filed and approved. This was a victory for California employer Shasta Linen in a case before the Department. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Smart Comp Ceases - Compline Steps In Compline agrees to step in wit a national X-Mod calculator to replace Smart Comp who ceased business. Read more here ... More...

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Four More Brokers Sued Over Applied’s EquityComp More brokers are facing lawsuits for placing clients in Applied Underwriters' EquityComp program. Did they fail their clients? Read more here ... More...
Legislation Targets IMR Cleanup & More What's the workers' comp legislative outlook for 2016? Two new bills are already filed and word is that others are in the works. Get the detail here. Read more here ... More...
New State, Federal Indictments In Alleged Kickback Scheme A new wave of indictments were filed against medical providers and cappers in an ever widening workers' comp fraud ring investigation. Who is being called to justice and did they treat your workers? Read more here ... More...
Workers’ Comp Costs Up For Los Angeles County What is driving Los Angeles' workers' comp costs? The County's annual report details the issues and also reveals some surprising facts. Read more here ... More...
More Scrutiny For Large-Deductible Plans How should states regulate the sale and use of large deductible workers' compensation policies? A draft study offers some suggestions and more are in the works. Read more here ... More...
Audits: Fines For Claims Shops California's latest audit results are in for 47 claims shops and some had significant troubles with the test. Should you be concerned about the claims administrator handling your workers' compensation claims? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...
DWC’s Lien Fee Provisions Challenged Again SB 863's lien fee provisions are under attack again. What's the latest argument agains the three-year-old requirement? Click here for the story. Read more here ... More...
No Negligence Suit For Delivery Driver Can a delivery driver sue a third party for his injuries when a package is not as advertised? A Court of Appeal says no and here is why workers' comp is his only venue. Read more here ... More...
PEO Manager Cops To Fraud Charges The feds struck a plea deal in the case of a failed, tribal-owned professional employer organization (PEO). How big was the scam and who is being called to pay the piper? Get the details here.  Read more here ... More...
Fraud Charges Reinstated Against Paving Company Officials Once dismissed workers' comp fraud charges are back in play for five defendants in a workers' comp premium fraud case. Who is in the spotlight and what are the allegations? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...