FLASH REPORTS

Flash: SCOTUS Rejects Applied Underwriters’ Appeal In CIC Conservation

What did the U.S. Supreme Court think of Applied Underwriters’ petition for certiorari in the California Insurance Company case? Apparently, not much. Get the details about its ruling here. 

Flash: Record High Workers’ Comp Assessments for 2023

California employers will pay a larger surcharge on workers’ comp to run the state’s workers’ comp, occupational safety, and health programs next year. How much more? Click here to find out.

Flash: DOSH: No Non-Emergency COVID Exclusion Pay 

California business is ecstatic that there will be no exclusion pay requirement in the new two year extended covid standard being adopted by Cal/OSHA. Adding the labor sponsored provision would have delayed the impending proposal by several months.

ARTICLES

Commission Updates Goals For Fraud Prosecutions

The Fraud Assessment Commission is raising the bar and giving more direction to the state’s dis-trict attorneys on fighting workers' comp fraud. What are the new goals and objectives?
Heading into a recession…

50% Increase Proposed for DIR Budget

The Department of Industrial Relations' budget is again ballooning to more than $1 billion. How is DIR planning to spend those employer assessment dollars?

DIR To Spend $15M On Outside Media Consultants

Why is the Department of Industrial Relations looking to spend 25 times its annual communications staff budget to bring in outside help to deal with the media? Are we really that tough on them?

Limited Victory In PRA Lawsuit

Consumer Watchdog is waging a multi-year battle to get to the bottom of Applied Underwriters' pressure campaign on the California Department of Insurance. What did it just win - and lose - in its court case to get Department's documents?

Slow Going For The FAST Act

How often is a government agency told to go slower? Why is a court blocking the Department of Industrial Relations from implementing a new law for the fast food industry?

Provider Suspensions Way Up In 2022

The Division of Workers' Compensation is cracking down on bad actors. How many suspension notices went out last year, and what is the forecast for 2023?
Commentary…

The Early Numbers Are In

By: Mark Webb
It is the start of budget season in California’s legislature. What will happen to workers’ compensation? Will DIR’s assessments on employers increase? How will the current economic realities impact general state spending? Columnist Mark Webb shares his thoughts.

Cal/OSHA 300 Log Posting Deadline Approaches

Employers have a workplace posting deadline coming up next month. Here’s what brokers need to know to help their clients and where to get the form.

Cal/OSHA - DOSH Seeks Special Funding

Cal/OSHA is asking the state legislature for about $14 million to fund new technology and to study heat effects. Here’s what these requests are all about.

2022 Year In Review

Another year is in the books. What were the most important stories for California's workers' comp industry last year?
The Applied Underwriters’ Saga Continues ….

NY, Connecticut Want In On The CIC Rehabilitation Plan

What's at stake for New York and Connecticut in the California Insurance Company rehabilitation? The states lay out their concerns and requests in new filings.

NEWS DIGEST

News Digest 7-1-2022

Note: Workers’ Comp Executive will take its annual summer break starting Monday, July 4, and resume daily publication Monday, July 18. Happy Fourth of July to all of our valued … Read More »

News Digest 6-30-2022

Note: Workers’ Comp Executive will take its annual summer break starting Monday, July 4, and resume daily publication Monday, July 18. Happy Fourth of July to all of our valued … Read More »

News Digest 6-29-2022

Note: Workers’ Comp Executive will take its annual summer break starting Monday, July 4, and resume daily publication Monday, July 18. Happy Fourth of July to all of our valued … Read More »

News Digest 6-28-2022

Note: Workers’ Comp Executive will take its annual summer break starting Monday, July 4, and resume daily publication Monday, July 18. Happy Fourth of July to all of our valued … Read More »

News Digest 6-27-2022

Note: Workers’ Comp Executive will take its annual summer break starting Monday, July 4, and resume daily publication Monday, July 18. Happy Fourth of July to all of our valued … Read More »