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FLASH: Supreme Court Rejects Lien Fee Challenge Lien holders fail again in challenging the SB 863 lien provisions. What does the highest court in the land have to say on the matter? Read more here ... More...
FLASH: BBSI Facing Delisting Troubled PEO BBSI – Barrett Business Services has been notified by NASDAQ that its stock could be delisted.  It’s filed financial statements have been decertified, and it has missed deadlines to refile. Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Mid Year Rate Cut Coming The Bureau is filing for a mid-year rate cut. How big is the proposed reduction and why won't all employers benefit to the same extent? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...

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Frictional Costs Buffer Projected Workers’ Comp Rate Cut Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is considering a 5% to 7% mid-year cut to workers' comp rates. What's driving the rate cut and why isn't it even bigger? Get the story here.  Read more here ... More...
Amended Policy Filing Bill Clears Policy Committee An insurance industry bill to exempt carriers from filing some collateral agreements has been amended, but opposition remains. Why does the California Department of Insurance say that it will leave too many employers unprotected? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Rating Bureau Moves To Clarify Rules On First Aid Claims The Rating Bureau is updating its definitions for first aid claims and not everyone is happy with the results. Where is the controversy in the plan and how might it cost you in the end? Click here for the full story.  Read more here ... More...
CIGA Assessments Steady In 2017 How much will California employers be paying in 2017 to fund California Insurance Guarantee Association's operations? The agency just made its assessment decision and will soon be collecting millions from carriers. Find the full story here. Read more here ... More...
Employer Challenges Reclassification Due To Time Cards An employer and the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau are facing off before the California Department of Insurance in a payroll classification dispute. What does the Bureau say is missing from the company's payroll records that justifies a $30,000 increase in the company's workers' comp bill? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
State Fund Dinged For Contracting Out The State Compensation Insurance Fund is in trouble for contracting out work that could be handled by its own employees. What's at the heart of the case and why isn't this the end of the issue? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
The Distinction Between Permanent, Temporary Disability When is the disability resulting from an industrial injury permanent? If the disability can be corrected with medical intervention is it temporary? The Ninth Circuit took on these questions and issued its opinion. Get the story by clicking here. Read more here ... More...
Carriers Push Back On Large Deductible Recommendations Regulators across the nation are taking a closer look at the rules governing large deductible workers' comp policies. Which of the suggested changes have major carriers in a tizzy? Click here for the story.  Read more here ... More...
Trucking Firms Offered Amnesty To Reclassify Drivers State officials opened a new amnesty program for employers that have illegally misclassified employees as independent contractors. Who is eligible and what does it take to qualify? Click here for the details. Read more here ... More...