Convicted Cop Owes Costs Of Investigation

A former California Highway Patrol officer agreed to plead guilty in a workers’ comp fraud case and pay restitution.  Later he balked at repaying the agency and the State Compensation Insurance Fund for what they spent investigating and proving the case against him. However, the Third District Court of Appeal says that Daniel Cory Clapp … Read More »

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California Department Prevails In Key Court Battle

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Steven Gevercer issued a strong rebuke to State Compensation Insurance Fund in rejecting its efforts to force Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and special counsel Bryant Henley, a key advisor, to sit for depositions. Judge Gevercer also rebuked CDI and the lawyers for the company at the heart of the controversy. The … Read More »

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State Fund – A Profitable First Quarter

The State Compensation Insurance Fund reports that its earned premium for the first quarter of the year is down 20.7% from the prior-year period. The better news is, losses are down as well. The drop reflects a 10% rate cut State Fund took in January 2020, as well as the impact of a $45 million … Read More »

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State Fund Doubles Virus Relief Efforts

The State Compensation Insurance Fund’s board of directors approved $165 million in additional support for its newly-established programs to aid policyholders and essential employees. The effort doubles the amount of funds available for businesses with essential employees to $50 million and creates a new $50 million fund to aid other businesses in reopening safely when … Read More »

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State Fund Gives Policyholders $50M In COVID-19 Relief

The State Compensation Insurance Fund is not waiting for a compensability finding to aid policyholders and essential workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The carrier has created two funds,  one to help policyholders buy necessary safety-related equipment and another to help their workers with medical bills or lost wages if they become ill with COVID-19 … Read More »

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State Fund Wins One in Fight with CDI

The State Compensation Insurance Fund is getting its wish.  A court will hear its contention that its tiered rating system algorithm was appropriately filed with the California Department of Insurance. State Fund convinced the court to reject requests by the CDI and an employer to deny State Fund’s petition– but just barely. The case affects … Read More »

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SCIF’s Rating Tiers Back in Court

Attorneys for the State Compensation Insurance Fund will be back in court this week for a second attempt at overturning a decision by former Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones that undermines State Fund’s tiered rating system. SCIF thought its settlement with CDI put the dispute to an end but has since found itself on the losing … Read More »

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Auditor: State Agencies Paying Too Much for Workers’ Comp

California State Auditor Elaine Howle says some state agencies that opted to purchase workers’ compensation coverage from the State Compensation Insurance Fund rather than participate in the state’s master agreement with the quasi-governmental carrier ended up paying far more than they should. The audit looked at 10 of the 32 state agencies that opted to … Read More »

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