State Employee Workers’ Comp Costs Nearly $1Billion

California taxpayers paid out nearly $1Billion – some $845 million – for the 2019-20 fiscal year to provide workers’ compensation benefits to California state workers. The state pays claims but no premium. The total is up 5.2% or $41 million from the prior year and is up $123 million or 17% since the 2017-18 fiscal … Read More »

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No Delays In Medical Care Found By State Auditor

A state audit of workers’ comp injuries suffered by workers and inmates alike at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was conducted. It found that medical treatment authorizations are occurring promptly and that many received immediate care for their injuries (see chart page 10). The Auditor’s findings are bad news for California Applicants’ Attorneys … Read More »

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Short-Term Disability Up 68% For State Agencies

California taxpayers are paying 42% more for treating injured state employees than they were just five years ago as the state’s workers’ comp costs have ballooned to $656 million a year. One key cost driver is the rapid increase in spending for short-term indemnity benefits that have skyrocketed 68% over this same time to $152 … Read More »

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