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FLASH: 2.6% Rate Cut For January Rating Bureau issues official recommendation for Jan. 1, 2017 workers' comp pure premium rates. Get the details here. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: How Much Will Rates Be Cut In January The rate workers’ comp rates will be going down in January – the question is by how much. Click here to get the details on the final numbers. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Applied: CDI Backtracks On Cease & Desist Order Applied Underwriters’ Equity Comp Program: To Cease and Desist or Not to Cease and Desist?  Yes appears to be the answer although to which is the question. To find out what the confusion and disarray are about click here Read more here ... More...

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Legislative Deadline Looms For Comp Bills The Legislature is back and preparing for the usual end-of-session shenanigans. Several workers’ comp measures are hanging in the balance. Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Modest Rate Decrease Expected For January The rating bureau’s members will meet later today to make their Jan. 1, 2017 rate filing. What’s the early indication from industry actuaries? Read more here ... More...
Changes Coming For Private Schools Classification The workers’ comp classification for private schools has grown over the years to encompass many divergent business operations. What is the Bureau doing to rectify the situation and at what cost? Read more here ... More...
Contractor Hit With $27M Award In Fatality Case Why is a construction firm hit with 3rd party liability over a workplace fatality? Get the details on this $27 million case by clicking here. Read more here ... More...
Employer, Labor Support MIA On Opioid Bill Industry insider Mark Webb is strongly in support of proposed legislation to curtail opioid abuse in California, but says many in the workers' comp community are failing injured workers by remaining silent on the issue. Get his take by clicking here.  Read more here ... More...
Wes Kinder Former Ins Commissioner Dead at 94 Former Commissioner Wes Kinder is remembered as a fair regulator in the face of crisis. Read more here ... More...
Cab Company Challenges Regulatory Scheme A traditional taxi company is challenging state regulators over the lack of a workers' comp coverage requirement for Lyft and Uber. What are the potential changes if the lawsuit succeeds? Click here … Read more here ... More...
Carriers Trying To Dismiss Hacking Lawsuit Are two major workers’ comp insurance carrier behind a website hacking job that released nearly 33,000 files on workers' comp claimants? The allegations have been levied, but the carriers are fighting back.  Click here to read all about it … Read more here ... More...
Employers Save $200M on Medical California employers are enjoying positive developments on the workers’ comp medical front for once. What’s driving the changes and are they going to continue? Read more here ... More...
Medical Liens Are Back At Pre-Reform Levels Medical liens are a problem again in the state’s workers' comp system. What’s behind hind the increase in filings? Read more here ... More...
Updated Self-Insurance Regulations Out For Comment The Office of Self-Insurance Plans is circulating a new draft of regulations reflecting the industry’s input on the originals. Which suggested changes made the cut? Read more here ... More...