Proposed CIC Rehabilitation Plan Gains Employer Support

Employers aggrieved by Applied Underwriters’ and its California Insurance Company are lining up behind the California Department of Insurance’s proposed rehabilitation plan for carrier. The plan includes particular provisions for settling the numerous legal disputes surrounding the EquityComp and SolutionOne workers’ comp programs. The unilateral plan developed by the California Department of Insurance’s Conservation and … Read More »

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DWC Avoids Court Battle With Telemedicine Order

Representatives for a group of 100 plus qualified medical evaluators and a handful of QME management companies dropped plans to go to court after the Division of Workers’ Compensation issued an emergency measure authorizing telehealth services for certain med-legal evaluations. The Division is taking action in light of the state’s stay at home order to … Read More »

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QMEs, Division In Telemedicine Dispute

The group of qualified medical evaluators (QMEs) pressing the Division of Workers’ Compensation to authorize remote med-legal evaluations were less than impressed with the Department’s non-committal response to the request. The Division says it is encouraging “creative delivery methods” during the current state of emergency but is “not authorizing any particular course of action.” “It’s … Read More »

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