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FLASH: CDI: Rate Cut July 1st The mid-year workers' comp rate decision is in and its good news for employers. Did establishment forces keep it from being better? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Company Officials Charged in Electrocution It was supposed to be a small project to support a local football team, but inattention to detail killed a worker and seriously injured another. Now a Southern California safety professional, his boss and a crew chief face criminal charges in the incident. Find out what happened and how safety professionals and employers can avoid charges. Click here.  Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Interpreters’ Lien Challenge Rejected The decision is in on another challenge to California workers' comp lien reforms and the result is the same. Get the full story here. Read more here ... More...

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New Insidious Form of Fraud Just like Whack-a-Mole a new form of fraud is springing up to take advantage of injured workers and employers alike. It’s so serious, applicants’ attorneys supported legislation to take it down. What is it? Where is the weakness in the system? What can be done about it? Click here to find out. Read more here ... More...
List of Suspended Providers Grows California’s list of medical providers suspended from the workers' comp system is past the two dozen mark and more are being added every month. What are the latest names added to the list and are they claiming you owe them money? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
CIGA Erases Workers’ Comp Deficit The California Insurance Guarantee Association’s financial outlook is much improved from the recent past and even last year. Where does it stand currently and why might the good times not last? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Supreme Court In IMR Case Constitutional questions about the workers' comp systems independent medical review and utilization review systems could be heard before the California Supreme Court. What are the arguments in a case that just petitioned the state’s highest court? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Rescission Or Prospective Cancellation When can a workers' comp policy be rescinded? Is it retroactive or prospective? How does the process work? A Court of Appeal just addressed these issues. Click here for the story. Read more here ... More...
Court Tosses Medicare’s Demand For Payment California employers got a win when the California Insurance Guarantee Association got a court to block Medicare’s overreach as part of its recovery program. How much did the court knock off the bill and why will CIGA be able to fend off future demands? Click here for the full details. Read more here ... More...
New Classifications In The Works The rating bureau is looking at carving out several new workers' comp classifications from existing ones. What industries will be impacted and how will it affect the rates you pay? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Cal/OSHA Investigator Biased, Judge Finds How far did the Cal/OSHA go to hide a finding that one of its inspectors was biased against an employer she cited? What impact did the bias finding have on the overall case? Could it happen to you? Click here for the story. Read more here ... More...
SCIF’s Combined Deteriorates State Fund’s combined ratio is going in the opposite direction from the industry as a whole. But the Bureau predicates a lot on industry experience including SCIF. How big is the gap and why is it widening? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Car Wash Workers’ Recover Unpaid Wages State officials tapped into a special fund to pay six workers stiffed by their former employers. Who failed to pay proper wages and how much was owed? Get the story hers. Read more here ... More...
State Fund, CIGA, Return-to-Work and Terrorist Bills Survive The number of workers’ comp bills has shrunk considerably since February. Find out what’s still alive, which bills still need work, and where they are now. Click here to read more.  Read more here ... More...