State Fund Remains California’s Largest Workers’ Comp Carrier

The 2020 California workers’ comp market share totals are in, and the State Compensation Insurance Fund remains the largest writer of workers’ comp coverage. However, there is a new member among the top 10 largest workers’ comp carriers. The new member is Arizona’s CopperPoint Group. Copperpoint bucked the general trend of lower workers’ comp writings … Read More »

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Democrat Proposal A Major Cost Driver For Employers

California employers can expect to pay more, a lot more, if a proposed bill to create a state-run wraparound medical provider network (MPN) becomes law. Experts note that employers will pay millions to develop and maintain this state-run all-encompassing network. The proposed change will drive up the cost of care by losing network discounts on … Read More »

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Berkshire Still Largest Workers’ Comp Group, But Only By A Hair

The Berkshire Hathaway Group continues to make history by claiming for the second year in a row the title of largest writer of workers’ compensation coverage in California. The group replaced the State Compensation Insurance Fund as the largest carrier in 2017, but State Fund all but erased the difference last year (see the Top … Read More »

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CDI Cracks Down On ICW’s Practices

The California Department of Insurance has ordered Insurance Company of the West to recalculate an employer’s premiums after finding its original calculation to be based upon unfiled rate information. It is unknown at this time how many other policies ICW applied an unfiled methodology  to and which employers might be owed return premium. But the … Read More »

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Berkshire Hathaway Group Makes History

The State Compensation Insurance Fund is no longer California’s largest writer of workers’ compensation coverage in California. The Berkshire Hathaway Group (NYSE: BRK.A) replaced the quasi-governmental carrier as number one during 2017. It is believed that this is the first time in its history that State Fund is not the largest writer of workers’ comp … Read More »

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Employer Fights ICW Re Additional Premium

A California Department of Insurance administrative law judge will resolve a dispute over a bill for nearly $75,000 in additional premium. The case involves personal caregivers for a company executive. The case also involved a disputed post-term workers’ comp claim. Top Line Manufacturing is a maker of tubular racks and accessories for recreational vehicles and … Read More »

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