Rate Increase – Is the Bureau Correct?

Over the last several years Workers’ Comp Executive has not sided with the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s recommendations regarding California’s pure premium rates for workers’ compensation. Rather, WCE has … Read More »

Déjà vu Is An Occupational Hazard

By all accounts, Governor Gavin Newsom will win coast to re-election in November. As is the case with most statewide incumbents, Newsom cruised to a significant majority of votes in … Read More »

Mid-Session Musings

It may not be the exact mid-point in the California legislative session, at least as far as the legislative calendar is concerned, but the rest of the session is starting … Read More »

Time to Ante Up

Last year, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) adopted a new Medical-Legal Fee Schedule (MLFS). In what may have been a profoundly accidental bit of irony, the MLFS was effective … Read More »

Show Me Your Data

While people across the nation often look askance at what happens in California – and in the California Legislature – when it comes to workers’ compensation, there are events playing … Read More »

A Moment of Introspection

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it was undertaking a complete review of its operations in light of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. … Read More »

No Seat At The Table

Predictability has been the hallmark of California’s workers’ compensation system for an unusually long time. So, it would seem predictable that this status quo is increasingly susceptible to disruption. Over … Read More »

The Game is Afoot

The Presumptions Wars, 2022 edition, can now be downloaded at the California Legislature’s website. On the Assembly side, there is Assembly Bill 1751 (Daly), which would extend the COVID-19 workers’ … Read More »