Private Self-Insureds’ Results

Private employers that self-insure their workers’ compensation liabilities saw an uptick in claims and workers’ comp costs last year compared to 2019. Self-insured employers saw paid indemnity benefits increase by $25 million to a five-year high of $135 million. In comparison, medical costs dropped by $10 million to $132 million, according to the latest summary … Read More »

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Self-Insured Groups By The Numbers

California’s workers’ comp self-insured group (SIG) industry continues to add employer members and increase its covered payroll.  The Office of Self-Insurance Plans says SIG covered payroll is up to nearly $6.3 billion industry-wide. The 23 active SIGs covered 2,079 employers, with almost 320,000 covered employees during the 2019 calendar year. Compared to five years ago, … Read More »

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Self-Insured Security Program Adds Members For 2020-21

The alternative security program (ASP) run by the Self-Insurers’ Security Fund is covering $6.5 billion in security deposits for 365 self-insured private employers for the 2020/21 program year. It does so without the members posting security deposits. The total amount covered by the ASP is down roughly $100 million from last year in spite of … Read More »

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Self Insurance Rules Final

The Department of Industrial Relations’ Office of Self-Insurance Plans finally wrapped up rulemaking on one of the last pieces of the Baker SB 863 workers’ comp reforms. The Office of Administrative Law approved the agency’s revised submission for new reporting rules and forms for public agencies that self-insure for workers’ compensation. The regulations took effect … Read More »

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Public Self-Insurer Regulations Back At OAL

The Office of Self-Insurance Plans (OSIP) resubmitted its proposed regulations for public self-insurers to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for formal approval. Public self -insured are public agencies who self-insure as opposed to private enterprises. Earlier, OAL took the rare step of rejecting the agency’s filing for being unclear and for failing to comply … Read More »

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OSIP Set To Try Again

The Office of Self-Insurance Plans is preparing to resubmit its rulemaking package for public agency self-insureds. The original package failed to pass muster with the Office of Administrative Law, which rejected the filing for failing to follow the Administrative Procedures Act and for not meeting the government’s clarity standard.  It found that the regulations wouldn’t … Read More »

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OSIP’s Public Self-Insured Regs Rejected

The Department of Industrial Relations’ Office of Self-Insurance Plans’ (OSIP) belated effort to comply with the SB 863 mandate to update regulations for self-insured public agencies has been rejected by Office of Administrative Law (OAL). OAL disapproval of an agency’s final regulatory package is a rare occurrence. OAL rejected the agency’s filings for failing to … Read More »

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Covered Payroll Up, Open Claims Down At California’s SIGs

Covered payroll in California’s 23 active self-insured groups (SIGs) is up nearly 20% over the past five years to roughly $5.5 billion, according to new data from the state. The increase is slightly ahead of the 18.7% growth in the number of workers covered by the groups. Office of Self-Insurance Plans chief Lyn Asio Booz … Read More »

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