Biggest Workers’ Comp Carriers Nationally

Who are the major carriers workers’ comp market? Which groups wrote more business last year? The 2020 figures are in and you can get the results by clicking here. Initial results from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners show the same 25 carrier groups dominating the national workers’ comp market in 2020 as in 2019. … Read More »

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California’s Changing Excess Comp Market

California’s excess workers’ comp market saw the state’s most prodigious writer acquire additional market share in 2019, while the secondary carriers played leapfrog. While the excess market shrank by 2.3% from 2018, the top 10 list saw a new entrant last year. Self-insured employers, self-insured public entities, and self-insured groups (SIGs) use excess workers’ comp … Read More »

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Santa Clara Busts Another Voc Rehab Provider In Alleged Kickback Scheme

The Santa Clara District Attorney filed workers’ comp fraud charges against the owner of a vocational training school for allegedly taking $650,000 in Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit (SJDB) payments, but never providing the training. The case is linked to another criminal case against a vocational training school filed earlier this year as both schools had … Read More »

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Excess Workers’ Comp Market Expanded In 2018

California’s market for excess workers’ comp coverage expanded slightly in 2018 to once again top $200 million in written premium. Overall, excess carriers wrote $209 million in premium last year. The total is up from the $195 million written in 2017 but still far below the $243 million recorded in 2016. Brokers active in the … Read More »

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New Medical Fraud Ring Charged In The OC

Prosecutors filed charges against the owners and operators of the Center for Better Health, AKA the Southland Spine and Rehabilitation Medical Center, in Costa Mesa and Riverside for allegedly submitting nearly $3 million in fraudulent workers’ comp bills. The scheme allegedly has links to capping operations run through Grupo Medlegal LA/Medlegal Network Inc, as well … Read More »

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Zurich Seeking Rescission Alleging Staffing Piggybacking

Two Zurich carriers are suing a bankrupt staffing company that allegedly allowed other staffing companies to “piggyback” off of its workers’ comp policies. The lawsuit seeks rescission of the policies ab initio, recoupment of its defense and indemnity costs, restitution, and a declaration that the carrier has no duty to defend the claims that were … Read More »

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BaronHR Staffing Busted

Key officials behind the BaronHR staffing companies, including its founder and current chairman Luis Enrique Perez, are being charged with workers’ comp and tax fraud. The Orange County’s District Attorney’s office filed a 15-count felony indictment against Perez, Veronica Lake who worked as his controller, and Scott Wesley Smith who was director of safety at … Read More »

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