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FLASH: California’s Drug War – Formulary Debate Heats Up The gloves are coming off in the debate over California’s workers' comp prescription drug formulary. What’s really driving the debate? A long story provided in the public interest. Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Tom Calderon Gets Prison Sentence The first convicted Calderon brother going to jail. How does the sentence relate to what were prosecutors seeking for Tom Calderon’s money laundering conviction? Get the story here.  Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Rating Bureau Approves Amended Filing California employers could see an even deeper workers’ comp rate cut come January than initially indicated. What might keep the deeper cut from happening? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...

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Host Of Workers’ Comp Bills Await Action The bill making process is over, but numerous workers' comp proposals still hang in the balance. What measures are sitting on the Governor’s desk and will they help or hurt California’s employers? Read more here ... More...
Local Agencies Hope For Vetoes Taxpayers could be paying significantly more when public safety officers get hurt on the job if two bills are signed into low. Why do public agencies say these proposals are bad public policy? Read more here ... More...
WCIRB Regulatory Proposal Faces Opposition CDI officials are reviewing industry comments on the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s regulatory filing. What parts are causing concern for the community and why? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...
Fraud Assessment Fee To Climb In 2017 How much will employers be paying to fight workers' comp fraud next year? The total is going up and we have the numbers. Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
New Workers’ Comp Laws Enacted What new workers' comp laws will the industry face in 2017? The full package is not yet known, but three new laws are for certain. Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Hospital Outpatient Costs Vary Widely, Study Finds A new study found wide variation in what employers had to pay hospitals for treating injured workers in an outpatient setting. What’s the big driver in the cost differential and how does California come out in the whole? Click here for the details. Read more here ... More...
ALJ: Auditor’s Classification Was Correct When is a supervisor not eligible for the 8810 clerical classification? A California Department of Insurance administrative law judge walks through one scenario and its ending up costing the employer more on their workers' comp bill. Read more here ... More...
Court Dismisses Hacking Lawsuits Against Carriers Major workers' comp carriers dodged a bullet when a federal judge dismissed computer hacking complaints against them. Will the claimants get a change to reload and take better aim? Get the latest details by clicking here. Read more here ... More...
I’m here... An industry veteran takes an in-depth look at the recent stipulated consent order between the California Department of Insurance and Berkshire Hathaway's Applied Underwriters over its EquityComp program. What are the broader implications of the order, the on-going legal battles and recent legislation addressing the central issues at play? Get the details by clicking here. Read more here ... More...
Pay Raise For Workers’ Comp Judges The administration and a key labor union representing state attorneys and administrative law judges reached a deal for a new three-year contract. How big are the raises and what new positions are being created? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...