Applied Underwriters Continues To Lose

Now it’s a California Superior Court Judge who has ruled the reinsurance participation agreement (RPA) in Applied Underwriter’s EquityComp program is void and unenforceable in California.  The reason:  Applied Underwriters has never filed and approved. The ruling also means the arbitration clause in the RPA is out.  It’s another in the latest series of blows … Read More »

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Oh No! SolutionOne Too?

Applied Underwriters’ is facing even more legal challenges. Now we learn that the SolutionOne program also uses a reinsurance participation agreement (RPA) which, like EquityComp, is unfiled and unapproved. But … Read More »

Four More Brokers Sued Over Applied’s EquityComp

Three employers filed new lawsuits taking their insurance brokers to court for advising them to sign up for Applied Underwriters’ EquityComp workers’ comp program, and a fourth existing case is set to go to trial this spring. The lawsuits accuse the brokers of professional negligence and misrepresenting the facts about the workers’ comp program offered … Read More »

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Are Utilization Review Firms Failing?

The utilization review industry in California’s workers’ comp system is under growing scrutiny from a number of fronts ranging from the state’s court system to the Legislature. The increased attention is also in the form of a $1.13 million settlement that puts to rest charges that a major claims administrator routinely abused the UR process. … Read More »

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