Levine Uses Legislation to Attack Commissioner

Assemblyman Marc Levine (D-Marin County) introduced three bills to reform operations and improve transparency at the California Department of Insurance (CDI). Two cleared a legislative hurdle and remain alive. Levine, one of three democrat challengers (and two republican and one NPP) seeking to unseat Ricardo Lara as California’s Insurance Commissioner, introduced the bills in the … Read More »

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Presumption Junction

Presumptions have been part of California’s workers’ compensation system for a very very long time. The Courts have repeatedly said the foremost purpose of a presumption of industrial causation found … Read More »

LXXXIII Year-End Sale

This is the time of year when, in an economy like this, retailers deeply discount their merchandise to get a much-needed infusion of cash before the end of the calendar … Read More »

News Digest 9/15/2008

Bee: Poizner Stakes Claim to GOP Faithful California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner is working to tie up the gubernatorial nomination. It appears his progress places him in front runner status. … Read More »

News Digest 8/15/2008

Minnesota Labor Commissioner Pushes Workers’ Comp Reform In Minnesota, workplace injuries are down, but the cost per injury is rising, and that widening gap carries perilous consequences for the state’s … Read More »

News Digest 8/13/2008

A New Computation for LAE? Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner rejected the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s methodology last year for computing loss adjustment expense projections. What parts of the data … Read More »

Poizner Delivers Campaign-Style Stump Speech On Workers’ Comp

LONG BEACH—In a presentation that had a distinct campaign trail air to it, Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner promised a roomful of employers and workers’ comp professionals that he is not only working to protect workers’ comp reforms but also to make them more effective for employers and injured workers alike. “That’s why I ordered a … Read More »

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