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FLASH: Zenefits Fined $7 Million Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is cracking down on a tech start-up for skirting state laws for insurance agents. What were the violations and how will the pe®nalties be handed down? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Court Rejects Applied Underwriters Stay Request A court holds that Applied Underwriters’ EquityComp Program remains void and unenforceable. It is under a cease and desist order. Find out why and how and more importantly if the company is disobeying the California Commissioner.  Read more here ... More...
FLASH: CDI in Courtroom Showdown With Applied Underwriters’ Applied Underwriters and the state are due to square off in court over Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones’ decision in the Shasta Linen case. What are the latest arguments refuting Applied’s allegations of harm and loss? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...

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Savings From SB 863 More Than Previously Thought Employers are saving more from the SB 863 workers' comp reforms than previously thought. How big are the added savings and what is driving the improved results? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Comp Carriers, Employers On High Alert What impact will legalized marijuana have on California’s workers' comp system? Will employers have to provide OSHA approved bongs or can workers be required to supply their own safe smoking equipment? Click here for the details. Read more here ... More...
IMR Review Reveals Physician Practices Gaps How are providers failing the needs of injured workers and what is the state doing to correct the problem? A new report outlines the scope of the problem and we have the details on the effort to fix it. Read more here ... More...
State Fund Renegotiates, Extends President’s Contract State Fund renegotiated the contract for its president Vern Steiner. What’s changing in the newly extended agreement? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
California Wants Self-Insurance To Compete With Private Carriers A final draft of new self-insured regulations is under final review. How is the state making it easier to leave regular insurance behind? What changed in the proposed regulations and what stayed the same during the year-long drafting process? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Cal/OSHA Program Lowers X-Mods Cal/OSHA has an aggressive program for enforcement among so-called high-hazard employers. But how does the consultative approach work? Read more here ... More...
Competitive Market Chooses: Not State Fund State Fund’s written premium totals are on the decline in 2016. What’s driving the reduction and how deep is it going? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Court Decision Raises Conflict Over Appeal Rights When can employers ask a court of appeal to step in an overturn an action by the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board? A new court decision runs counter to an earlier opinion and is creating controversy. Get the details here. Read more here ... More...
Obamacare’s Impact On Workers’ Comp Studied Early fears were that the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare, would drive up workers’ comp costs. What do the results tell us?  Get the story here. Read more here ... More...