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FLASH: Brown Administration Moves On Drug Formulary A key administration official announced a major policy initiative this morning that will affect the workers' comp system. What's the latest on the idea for a workers' comp prescription drug formulary? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Supreme Court Reverses Drug Overdose Decision The California Supreme Court just ruled in closely watched workers' comp case to determine if a worker's death is compensable. How much does the industrial injury have to contribute to be compensable? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Mid-Year Rate Cut Approved The Insurance Commission approved a mid-year workers' comp rate cut for California employers. How much was approved? Click here for the details.  Read more here ... More...

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Federal Judge Rules Unfiled Side Agreements Illegal A federal judge issues a key ruling on the legality of side agreements to California workers' comp policies. When are they enforceable and what is the deciding factor? The Department also chimes in on the importance of the decision. Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Ethics Committee Finds Merit In Complaints Against Workers’ Comp Judges Judicial malfeasance is a serious charge and the California workers' comp Ethics Advisory Committee found that more than a few of the complaints filed last year were justified. What were the transgressions? Click here for the details. Read more here ... More...
Big Changes For X-Mod Eligibility Significant changes are in store for California’s experience rating system. What's under consideration and how might it affect your or your client’s X-Mods?  Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Appellate Court Rules For Lien Fee Collections The collecting of lien activation fees mandated by SB 863 will resume shortly. Lien holders might finally have to pay up but there is still a potential fly in the ointment. Get the details here.  Read more here ... More...
Workers’ Comp Formulary Bill In Trouble, Gender Bias Bill Held Up Legislative deliberations over creating a drug formulary for the California workers' comp system are continuing, but there is strong disagreement over key provisions. Why are employer groups concerned about recent proposed amendments? Get the story here.  Read more here ... More...
FedEx Settles Independent Contractors Suit Determining who is a valid independent contract and who is actually an employee is a tricky subject. How much is it costing FedEx for getting it wrong with some of its drivers? The story is here. Read more here ... More...
Clinical Psychologist, Two Chiropractors Indicted On Workers’ Comp Fraud Charges Federal prosecutors say they busted up a major workers' comp medical mill that was billing for millions in unnecessary care. Who was involved and were your workers affected? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...
California’s Excess Workers’ Comp Market Expanded In 2014 California's excess workers' comp market has been a tough one for self-insured employers in recent years as some major carriers pulled back. What's the current state of affairs and the near term outlook? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...