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FLASH: Industry Blocks Large Rate Cut Controversy surrounds the annual rate filing. Why will employers not see all the savings they could? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: January Rates Going Down What will the California workers’ comp rate cut be for January? Click here for the details? Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Cal/OSHA Officially Refutes CASPA In a detailed response to Fed-OSHA's evaluation of a complaint against Cal/OSHA, the DOSH chief has some recommendations of her own for the Feds. Read more here ... More...

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CDI Official Muzzles Opposition To Bureau’s Rate Recommendation Controversy concerning the adequacy of the upcoming January rate cut. A straight industry line vote was enough to put the WCIRB's rate recommendation before Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, but there was more going on to prevent a larger rate cut from going forward. Here is the inside story as only Workers’ Comp Executive can tell it.  Paid Premium subscribers can click here. Read more here ... More...
APPLIED: Decision Over Unfiled Agreement Due Soon Is a decision in a long-running dispute between Berkshire Hathaway's Applied Underwriters and a Sacramento-area employer in the offing. Get the latest in the fight over unfiled collateral agreements by clicking here. Read more here ... More...
Carriers Consolidating Portend Profits A new report says the insurance industry is ripe for a new wave of consolidations. What's driving the deals and how are they lining up?  Read more here ... More...
Gov. Brown Vetoes Workers’ Comp Bill Gov. Brown rejected a proposal to extend certain workers' comp benefits to a new group of workers just two years after signing a similar measure. What benefits are involved and why the sudden change of heart? Read more here ... More...
SoCal Food Processor Pays $6M To Settle Death Case Prosecutors reached a settlement agreement to a criminal investigation of a workplace death. How will the $6 million be split up and what will the worker's family receive? Get the story here.  Read more here ... More...
State Fund’s 2015 Results – Kinda Ugly Through the first six months of 2015 the State Compensation Insurance Fund says its workers' comp premium totals are on the upswing. How much is the carrier of last resort growing? Get the story here.  Read more here ... More...
Planned X-Mod Changes Garnering Industry Support The California Department of Insurance is circulating proposed changes to the experience rating system, the dual wage program and the classifications covering horse racing. Click here to read why the changes are gaining support and how your input can be added to the process. Read more here ... More...
Uptick In Medical Lien Filings A key piece of the SB 863 reforms that has been driving the savings may be losing traction. What's behind a recent uptick in medical liens and how bad is the problem becoming? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...
Death Benefits Sought For 14 Fallen Workers A new state claim says 14 families are due death benefits that have been denied for over a decade in some cases. Who is seeking payment and why do they believe fraud is involved? Get the story by clicking here. Read more here ... More...