Regional Claims Differences, But No Regional Rates

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau officials report that long-standing regional differences in workers’ comp claim frequency and severity rates continue to impact the California workers’ comp system costs. But any effort to generate advisory pure premium rates that adjust for these regional variations is not in the cards. The Bureau is a private organization with … Read More »

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It’s Commissioner Lara – What’s Going to Happen

It took nearly two weeks of vote counting before the race was officially called, but most astute analysts understood who won immediately.  Democrat Ricardo Lara prevailed in one of the few closely contested statewide races. Lara’s advantage over former Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner, who ran as an Independent, was just around 500,000 votes with over … Read More »

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It’s Poizner vs Lara

California’s next insurance commissioner will be either independent Steve Poizner who formerly held the office or Democrat Ricardo Lara. Poizner was the top vote getter in last week’s primary that included two Democrats as well as a candidate from the Peace and Freedom party. According to the Secretary of State’s office, Poizner collected 41.6% of … Read More »

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Steve Poizner’s In – As an Independent

Steve Poizner, is jumping into the 2018 race to reclaim the office of California Insurance Commissioner. Poizner previously held the position from 2007 through 2011 as a Republican but is running, this time, as an independent. In 2007, he was the only Republican elected statewide. Poizner confirmed the details to Workers’ Comp Executive, “I am … Read More »

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It’s A One Man Race for Insurance Commissioner

The race for insurance commissioner is off to slow start with only Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) declaring for the office. It’s still early, but political consultants and other Capitol insiders say no Republicans have expressed serious interest, at this point, in what is considered a “key” position. The California Department of Insurance supervises a … Read More »

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