Hearing Slated In CDI Public Records Act Dispute

The advocacy group Consumer Watchdog will get its day in court this week as it presses Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and the California Department of Insurance to find and release more documents related to a public records act dispute. The group is seeking records of meetings and other documents pertaining to the neverending saga of … Read More »

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Lara Overruled Department Staff

Commissioner Ricardo Lara’s recent workers’ comp rate decision overruled the recommendation of the California Department’s actuaries and hearing officer. In a proposed decision, Department staff recommended adopting both a base increase and the add-on the Bureau proposed to cover the now endemic Covid-19 workers’ comp claim costs. The Bureau had requested a 7.6% increase overall. … Read More »

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California’s 2021 Market Share Totals

According to the latest market share reports from the California Department of Insurance, total California written premium increased to $10.4 billion last year from $10.1 billion in 2020. The total is net of deductibles. The State Compensation Insurance Fund remains the largest writer of workers’ comp coverage in California. State Fund increased its market share … Read More »

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2021 Year In Review

It is time for Workers’ Comp Executive to provide a list of the most significant California workers’ compensation stories from the previous year. Some years, legislative developments like the 2012 passage of the Baker SB 863 workers’ comp reforms dominate the news. Other years’ market issues such as rising workers’ comp rates or insurance company … Read More »

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Court Rejects CIC’s Demand To Compel

The San Mateo Superior Court overseeing the conservation and rehabilitation of California Insurance Company is ordering the California Department of Insurance to provide more information about why it is claiming … Read More »

Another Staffing Agency Operator Charged

The Orange County District Attorney’s office filed charges against Karyl Lynn Reed, who operated Envoy Business Partners and Allenn Specialty Group staffing companies. Reed is charged with grand theft, forgery, and attempting to use forged insurance certificates. Reed was arraigned last week after being extradited to Orange County from Texas. Jail records indicate that she … Read More »

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Fraud Assessment Increase

California employers will be charged more to fight workers’ comp fraud next year.  The Fraud Assessment Commission voted 4-2 to boost funding by 10% to $85.7 million. The increase amounts to less than a tenth of a penny per $100 of payroll, and total fraud assessments will still be less than a cent per $100 … Read More »

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