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FLASH: Court Refuses To Block DWC Action California’s Division of Workers’ Comp, won an important, if temporay case. The 1st DCA denied a request from a Chiro to stop the state from suspending his liens. Here’s the story.. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: MEWA Cease & Desist Case Opens American Labor Alliance / CompOne is offering “benefits” not valid workers’ comp coverage.  Are the 400 or so California employers are paying money actually uninsured? No.  They are outside the sole and exclusive remedy. Get exclusive coverage from the hearing room by clicking here. Read more here ... More...

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WCAB Closes Comments On Lien Rules The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board finally closed the initial comment period on new rules for workers' comp liens but not before getting an earful from the community. What are the potential pitfalls in the regulations? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Is Applicant’s Attorney Advocacy Over the Line When does an applicant’s attorneys advocacy for a client cross the line into impermissible behavior? The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board issued its first en banc decision in a year to address the finer points of this issue. Click here for the story. Read more here ... More...
The Fix Is In: Legislature Targets AB 2883 How does the Legislature plan to undo the damage it did last year with AB 2883? New legislation is in the works but is likely to evolve. See what the initial plan is by clicking here. Read more here ... More...
Audits: Fines For Eight Claims Shops The vast majority of the workers' comp claims shops audited by the Division of Workers' Compensation are living up to state standards, but a handful failed the test. Who couldn’t pass their audits? Are these adjusters handling your claims? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Reliable Marijuana Testing Nears Effective testing for marijuana use is under development. A California company has developed proprietary technology that will allow recent marijuana use to be measured with a hand held device. Read more here ... More...
Workers’ Comp Underwriting Profit In 2016 A major rating agency says the workers' comp line was profitable last year, but what does it see for 2017? How will this effect rates? Where are the potential trouble spots and how might the industry avoid them? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...
AIG Under Review Amid Reserve Charge One of the nation’s largest players in the workers' compensation market is taking another charge to boost its reserves. And it’s in bed with another familiar name. What’s the fallout from the news and how is AIG working to mitigate its impact? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Bills Target Day Laborer Exemption, CT Claims Early bills in the legislature would expand the workers' comp pool to cover more workers and tackle a recurring problem with cumulative trauma claims. What’s the common linkage between the two issues? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Staffing Industry Gets Around X-Mods While some carriers consider staffing firms the low life’s of the business many carriers work with them. Here is a case where a staffing firm got an X-Mod dropped. Read more here ... More...