Fact Checking

As noted in the last edition of this publication, the latest existential threat to California’s workers’ compensation system is Assembly Bill 1465 co-authored by Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Reyes (D-San … Read More »

AB 5 Exemptions, COVID-19 Reporting Bills Approved

The bill signing season is well underway. Governor Gavin Newsom put pen to paper on many bills, including measures increasing the number of exemptions to the Dynamex ABC test and a bill requiring employers to report workplace cases of COVID-19 to local and state public health officials. In addition to these measures, brokers should take … Read More »

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Will AB 44 Snuff Out Workers’ Comp Reform?

Only a handful of bills have been introduced so far for this legislative session, but one of the first could be shaping up to be a major battle that could unwind years of workers’ comp reforms. Supporters maintain that it is a needed correction to cut out the “red tape” that is plaguing the system. … Read More »

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UR, IMR Exemption Introduced For Some Claimants

Allegations of unnecessarily delayed and denied medical treatment by the County which is self-insured and administered, for victims of the 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack are prompting state legislation to exempt such cases from utilization review and the independent medical review processes. The bill is AB 44, by Assemblywoman Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) and co-authored … Read More »

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