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FLASH: State Fund President Still Missing Exactly how much interest there has been from outside executives is unknown, as are so many details about State Fund. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Bureau Committee Considers Mid-Year Filing Will there be a rate increase in July of 2014? The Bureau has made up its mind. Find out here. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Carrier Pulls Back After Downgrade, Reserve Charge A player in the California workers' comp program business is pulling back from California workers' comp, according to sources in the field. Who is on their way out and what's behind the move? Click here for the story. Read more here ... More...

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Workers’ Comp Written Premium Increases The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau is reporting a mixed bag of costs and savings for the California workers' comp system. Where are the continued trouble spots and what do they mean for rates? Click here for the details. Read more here ... More...
4850 Leave Expansion, Presumption Bills Pass Committees Over Agencies Objections Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego) successfully expanded the 4850 leave program last year to include lifeguards and he's back again seeking to cover more public safety officers. Who would be added and what other changes wait in the wings for local agencies and their taxpayers? Click here for the details. Read more here ... More...
MPN Regulations Still Problematic Industry leaders say the Division of Workers' Compensation is making progress albeit very slow in developing new regulations for medical provider networks.  Many significant problems remain. Where are the trouble spots and what are the possible solutions? Get both right here. Read more here ... More...
Workers’ Comp Audits - Crazy Stuff Do employers have to report the value of those holiday hams given out to the workers or the new Soda Stream machines the sales force received? The rules can be tricky, but we've got the word. Click here and learn about audits. Read more here ... More...
Workers Get New QME Panel For Subsequent Injury Claims The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board issued an en banc decision covering QME panel assignments in subsequent injury claims. Click here to find out when a new panel is warranted and who can request the change of evaluators. Read more here ... More...
Bureau Eyes Earlier Rate Filings, X-Mod Updates Employers, brokers and carriers might soon be getting earlier access to X-Mods and advisory pure premium rates through Compline. What changes are under consideration and when might the changes take effect? Click here for the story. Read more here ... More...
Litigation Against Broker in Failed New York SIG Regulators and former employer members of failed self-insured groups have been embroiled in litigation over the millions in debts the groups left behind. Now there's a new target for recoveries. Who is in the crosshairs now? Click here for the story. Read more here ... More...
Legislature Creating New Employer Dangers New workers' comp liabilities – as well as wage and labor law liabilities - are on the horizon for employers which use contract employees or temporary staffing firms. Who is behind this and will it drive even more employers from California?  Read more here ... More...
Reserves, Downgrade Begets Sale of SPARTA Insurance Group Reserve charges cost workers' comp carrier SPARTA Insurance Group it's A- rating and has now resulted in a sale. Who's buying the group and what will happen to its accounts? Click here for the details. Read more here ... More...