Here you will find a complete listing of our coverage of this on going investigation in descending date order.
Workers' Comp Executive found a new document. It sheds light on the state's failed efforts to collect a $4.3 mil-lion penalty in the case of an illegal MEWA. Furthermore, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement officials are failing to enforce employers without proper insurance. What are the latest developments?
The indicted head of an illegal workers' comp scheme is facing new federal charges. How much was allegedly siphoned out of the original scheme for personal gain? Get the details here.
Investigating for Other Charges…
Is another shoe about to drop on the defendants in MEWA workers' comp fraud case? New court filings have an interesting reveal. Get the details here.
Federal officials are moving ahead with the criminal prosecution of the operators of an illegal program that claimed to be an alternative to workers' comp coverage. What are the final charges and when is the trial?
Is the End is sight?...
Are more federal charges on the way for the operators of an illegal workers' comp program? Will it even matter? Get the latest by clicking here.
The California Department of Insurance’s on-going inability to shut down an illegal workers' comp program was on full display again last week. Now it may be losing the financial penalty battle as well. Get the latest by clicking here.
The operators of an illegal workers' comp program that’s been ordered shut down three separate times are now facing new federal fraud charges. What else were they allegedly up to besides selling bogus workers' comp coverage? Get the details by clicking here.
An employer says it was duped by those operating American Labor Alliance and its illegal workers' comp pro-gram. Now it’s day in court is at hand – what is it seeking? Get the story here.
Illegal and unlicensed workers' comp programs come and go, but what kind of trouble can a broker get in if they place a client in one of these schemes? We got the official word from the California Department of Insurance. Click here for the story.
It’s shutdown time for the MEWA. Both Employers and Brokers are exposed. Get the details here.
The operators of a bogus workers' comp program will soon be facing new federal charges, sources say. Click for the latest details in the growing case against American Labor Alliance and its principal operators. The full story is right here.
Attorneys for the state of California made their case for a multi-million penalty against an illegal workers' comp program. When will we know if the courts agree? Click here for the details.
The union selling a purported workers' comp benefit has a novel argument as to why it shouldn’t have to pay a $4.3 million fine. Why might the next penalty be much higher? Get the details here.
State officials attempts to shut down what they say is a long running scam on employers is having little success. They get another chance next month. Will the results be any different? Get the latest by clicking here.
The federal case against the backers of a claimed alternative to traditional workers' comp coverage is getting closer to actually going to trial. What’s the latest in the case of Marcus Asay and CompOneUSA? Get the story here.
The California Department of Insurance issued yet another cease and desist order in the on-going MEWA saga. Is anyone listening? Get the story here.
The feds want your help with American Labor Alliance. What can you do? Who should you contact? Get the details here.
The Department of Industrial Relations’ top labor law enforcer is shining a spotlight on an illegal workers’ comp program. A MEWA that purports to be an alternative to actual insurance isn’t. Employers are facing potential stop orders and fines. Get the details here.
Principals of the MEWA have been indicted, and sales have been stopped. It took years, some cases by the California Department, and finally a federal indictment. Click here for the story.
Is California’s Government Permitting Lawlessness…
What’s the latest in the state’s efforts to fine and close down what is says is an illegal operation selling bogus workers' comp “coverage”? Get the details here.
Employers and Injured Workers At Serious Risk…
A workers' comp program deemed illegal is still operating, but the financial consequences are mounting. What is the proposed penalty up to now and why might it be irrelevant in the end? Get the story here.
Officials behind a purported alternative to workers' comp coverage were back on the witness stand before the California Department of Insurance. What were the issues this time and how did their answers hide the complete picture? Get the details here.
Penalties are levied by California Department of Insurance against American Labor Alliance, an illegal multi-employer welfare arrangement (MEWA). But the same thing is being sold under a new name. Get the details hears.
The California Department of Insurance issued a carefully prepared decision that takes apart American Labor Alliances exemption claims piece by piece. How many ways does the Department say the organization failed to meet any legal standard for selling workers' comp coverage in California? Get the details here.
Are Shut Down, Stop Work Orders & Fines about to be levied on hundreds of California employers? The Department of Industrial Relations issues an important warning about American Labor Alliance and CompOne USA workers’ comp policies. What are the potential pitfalls? Get the details here.
The MEWA is illegal says the California Department of Insurance. It’s a company selling a purported alternative to workers’ comp coverage … What does this mean to the hundreds of employers operating with its workers’ comp certificates? Click here for the story.
New details are emerging on the federal investigation into American Labor Alliance and its CompOneUSA program. What’s the latest in its fight with state and federal officials to stay in business? Get the story here.
More major problems for the MEWA that has no reserves and click right here right now to read more about our investigation
MEWA, Labor Orgainization, Whatever…
The former union marketing a self-proclaimed alternative to traditional workers' comp coverage is continuing to question the authenticity of a letter from the Department of Labor that stripped it of its union designation. What do the feds have to say on the matter? Click here for the story.
Hundreds of Employers Without Statutory Coverage ….
The California Department of Insurance just received an assist from the federal Department of Labor in its bid to shut down a workers' comp program that claims to be exempt from state regulation. What did DOL do and how will it affect hundreds of California employers? Get the story here.
Outside Any Normative Insurance Practices …
Is this program hair raising or legal? Will paying claims out of cash flow with no rese res be okay with the CDI? American Labor Alliance and its unlicensed CompOneUSA workers' comp program faced the California Department of Insurance. What did organization officials tell Workers’ Comp Executive and what did they disclose under oath? Workers’ Comp Executive was there and here the exclusive and amazing details. Get the story here.
American Labor Alliance / CompOne is offering “benefits” not valid workers’ comp coverage. Are the 400 or so California employers are paying money actually uninsured? No. They are outside the sole and exclusive remedy. Get exclusive coverage from the hearing room by clicking here.
Hundreds of California employers who bought coverage from a Fresno-area firm could actually be operating without valid workers’ comp insurance. The California Department of Insurance just shut them down and here’s why.