The CEO’s Bird Is In Their Hand, Why Look In The Bush?

Lean leadership and culture change – Colin handles the ideas in this piece.

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Embracing Doubt

Colin Baird shows how the lean manufacturing systems employed by the likes of Toyota apply to insurance firms and help to increase both profits and market share.

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Industry Experts Launch Workers’ Comp Executive Blogs

Workers’ Comp Executive is excited to announce the launch of a new regular feature for subscribers – topical articles written by outside industry experts on the workers’ comp issues of the day.  The high value-added feature launched this week with a panel of three experts, with additional voices and some interesting guests brought into to … Read More »

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SCIF Retribution Sure and Swift

Last week Workers’ Comp Executive had a story about the State Fund rate increase in which we asked for broker’s reactions. Uniformly brokers were critical of SCIF and all except one expressed concern that their name not be used out of fear of retribution. But one brave broker decided we should use his name.  This … Read More »

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State Fund Takes Major Rate Increase – Some employer up to 17.5%

The State Compensation Insurance Fund is boosting its workers’ comp rates effective April 1st and it says insured employers will be paying based upon the overall average some 9% more under the modifications.  Some employers however will be hit harder than others as State Fund is boosting tier a and B by 5%, dropping the … Read More »

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Hefty Workers’ Comp Rate Hikes for the 1/1s

Insurance carriers active in California’s workers’ comp market moved to close out 2011 in a positive manner for their operations, as many filed significant rate hikes for the new year. More than two dozen companies made filings in December seeking double-digit increases, including one filing for a 65% jump. The filings are consistent with the … Read More »

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