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FLASH: Supreme Court Reverses Drug Overdose Decision The California Supreme Court just ruled in closely watched workers' comp case to determine if a worker's death is compensable. How much does the industrial injury have to contribute to be compensable? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Mid-Year Rate Cut Approved The Insurance Commission approved a mid-year workers' comp rate cut for California employers. How much was approved? Click here for the details.  Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Return-To-Work Fund Open & Easy-Peasy The Department of Industrial Relations cleared its last regulatory hurdle and is prepared to beginning receiving applications from injured workers for a share of the new $120 million return-to-work fund. Who can apply and when will the applications be accepted? Get the details here. Read more here ... More...

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Medical Spending Down - Containment Costs Up Spending by workers' comp carriers in California is changing, according to an upcoming report. What are the new cost drivers and how much are they growing? Click here for the full story.  Read more here ... More...
District Attorneys Share In Bigger Anti-Fraud Funding Pie The California Department of Insurance is doling out nearly $35 million to district attorneys to fight workers' comp fraud. Is your local agency in line to get a share of the money from the employer funded program? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
New Workers’ Comp Carrier & Rating System For Horse Racing The horse racing industry is notorious for cash pay abuses and underreporting payroll, but now a new system is under consideration that could level the playing field. There's even movement to create a new specialty insurer for the industry. Get the details here.  Read more here ... More...
Compline’s Comparative Rating Usage Way Up Compline’s Workers’ comp comparative rating is becoming a necessity for many producers.  See how here …. Read more here ... More...
Nurse Case Managers May Have Positive Impact On Claims New studies and growing anecdotal evidence indicate that involving nurses in the management of workers' comp claims can have a positive impact on costs and injured workers. How are they being used most effectively and what are the outcomes? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
General Contractors Veto Subs with X-Mods Over 125 X-Mods are used to qualify contractors who bod on work. How might a high X-Mod cost you more than just higher workers' comp premiums? Get the story here. Read more here ... More...
Fraud, Stock Manipulation Alleged In Sale of Tower Group The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating some shady dealings during the 2014 sale of the troubled Tower Group International. Who is the focus of the investigation and what charges have been levied? Read more here ... More...
Self-Insureds’ Workers’ Comp Costs Increased in 2014 How much more did California's self-insured employers pay for workers' comp benefits last year? We've got the latest figures and what's behind the trend. Get the story here.  Read more here ... More...