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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Ten Most Serious Injury Categories Tied To $47B In Comp Costs

Injuries from workplace falls – either on the same level or to a lower level – and from workers overexerting themselves account for over $28 billion in workers’ comp medical expenses and indemnity payments. The total is more than half of what is spent on the top ten injury categories combined, according to a new … Read More »

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NAIC’s Top 25 Workers’ Comp Carriers Steady In 2018

The Travelers Group (NYSE: TRV) and Hartford Fire & Casualty Group (NYSE: HIG) are still the largest writers of workers’ comp insurance in the nation, according to a first peek of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners annual market share report. Behind these two groups, however, there was significant jockeying for position among the other … Read More »

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New Medical Fraud Ring Charged In The OC

Prosecutors filed charges against the owners and operators of the Center for Better Health, AKA the Southland Spine and Rehabilitation Medical Center, in Costa Mesa and Riverside for allegedly submitting nearly $3 million in fraudulent workers’ comp bills. The scheme allegedly has links to capping operations run through Grupo Medlegal LA/Medlegal Network Inc, as well … Read More »

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Providers Nabbed For Workers’ Comp Billing Fraud

California’s prosecutors are making headway in efforts to get bad actors out of the state’s workers’ comp system. They recently secured guilty pleas from two providers in a case that generated millions in fraudulent bills. Much of the alleged fraud, however, was not prosecuted but any resulting liens are subject to a stay and possible … Read More »

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NAIC Top 25 Movers & Shakers

UPDATE: After Workers’ Comp Executive’s deadline the National Association of Insurance Commissioners updated its Top 25 list with new workers’ comp premium totals. The new data includes an additional $1 billion in premium for the AmTrust companies, which moves the group back into the Top 5 at number 4 (see updated chart). An AmTrust official … Read More »

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SISF Gets Its Lawyers Back… Maybe

A California Court of Appeal says it isn’t necessary to automatically disqualify the lead counsel for the California Self-Insurers’ Security Fund for hiring away a defense attorney from the other side in an on-going case. But it also chose to give the lower court a chance to determine if disqualification is warranted. The lower court … Read More »

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California’s Excess Comp Market Grows

California’s excess workers’ comp market topped $243 million in written premium last year – the highest total in the last decade. The overall amount of premium though is up just a scant 1.4%. Rates are becoming more competitive. “For those accounts with good underwriting characteristics – low losses, good controls – the excess market is … Read More »

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