Flash: Bureau Makes September 1 Regulatory Filing
There will be revised workers’ comp rates and new X-Mod factors for California employers effective September 2023. The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau filed proposed regulatory changes. The filing also includes a significant revamping of one of the largest classifications in the state. Get the details here.
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.
Nation’s Largest Workers’ Comp Carriers
How did the workers' comp market change over the past year? What do the latest results tell us about the largest workers' comp carriers?
Division Facing Pushback Over Added QME Training Requirements
What did qualified medical evaluators – QMEs - and others have to say about proposed regulatory changes in California's workers' comp med-legal system? Where are the concerns?
Workers’ Comp Legislation to Be Heard
What are the first workers' comp bills coming up for hearing this session? How is another bill being amended? Get the details here.
Appeals Court Renews Disability Discrimination Claim
Can an employer “reduction in force” an employee in the middle of a workers' comp claim? Is doing so discrimination? A court addresses these issues.
The Fight Continues for CDI’s Applied Underwriters Records
How far must a state agency go when responding to a public records act request? A watchdog agency says it is further than what the California Department of Insurance did when responding to its appeal. Get the details here.
The Audit Trap
"We'll catch it at audit" is a common solution for a myriad of problems in the workers' comp system. Is this really the best approach for employers and carriers alike? Columnist Mark Webb shares his thoughts.
IMR Statistics Break the 80/20 Rule
What do the latest numbers tell us about the independent medical review system? CWCI researchers share their latest findings.
Qui Tam Complaint Can Move Forward
If a whistleblower case is kept under seal does the statute of limitations run? The Second District explains why it didn’t in this case.
Cluttered Legislative Agenda
The annual bill introduction period is over. What potential changes are in store for the workers' compensation system?
Applied Underwriters’ Continues to Fight …
Final Arguments Before Hearing On CIC Rehabilitation Plan?
The California Department of Insurance and Applied Underwriters’ battle to get the last word in before a crucial hearing on California Insurance Company’s future. What did each have to say? And h Click here … how will it affect California policyholders?
Workers’ Comp Remains Highly Profitable
Just how profitable is workers' compensation for insurance carriers? How do the results in California stack up to the nationwide returns on capital?