The Early Numbers Are In

Friday, January 20th, was the last day for California legislators to submit bill drafts to Legislative Counsel. They have until February 17th to introduce bills. This generally leads to a … Read More »

Two More Years of COVID

As the California Legislature winds down its session, we are left with two bills having as their effect the continuation of the COVID-19 state of emergency as it existed two … Read More »

A Moment of Introspection

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it was undertaking a complete review of its operations in light of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. … Read More »

Presumption Junction

Presumptions have been part of California’s workers’ compensation system for a very very long time. The Courts have repeatedly said the foremost purpose of a presumption of industrial causation found … Read More »

The Game is Afoot

The Presumptions Wars, 2022 edition, can now be downloaded at the California Legislature’s website. On the Assembly side, there is Assembly Bill 1751 (Daly), which would extend the COVID-19 workers’ … Read More »

Competition Works

Last Fall, as it always does, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) released its “Report on Profitability By Line By State”. Because of when data are reported, the most … Read More »

Following the Money

On November 30, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) held a scheduled two-hour open microphone for people to discuss how to improve the delivery of medical care in the workers’ compensation system. The forum did not last that long. There was a curious accumulation of payers and providers and advocates offering observations and criticisms that … Read More »

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