Classification Fight Over School’s Outsourced Cleaning Operations

A company providing outsourced housekeeping and stewarding services to a culinary college challenged the classification assignment by its carrier, The Hartford, and the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. LCS Services which has an X-Mod of 179, according to Compline (see chart), was seeking assignment to class 9101 covering private colleges and universities. The advisory pure … Read More »

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Labor Commissioner Alleges Workers, State Owed Over 
$2M In Wage Theft Case

State labor enforcement officials say a pair of Korean BBQ restaurants in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills owe their workers more than $1.4 million in unpaid wages and penalties while owing the state another $633,000 in civil penalties. The companies, Genwa Korean BBQ and JBK Wilshire Corp, are appealing the citations. The unpaid wages have … 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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California’s Top 10 Carriers Steady In 2016

The ten largest insurance groups in the California workers’ comp market remained the same in 2016, but several carriers swapped positions in the annual report by the California Department of Insurance and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The report also shows that, despite decreasing rates, California’s net written premiums last year grew by 5.1% … Read More »

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CDI Beats Deadline For Ancillary Agreement Regulations

The California Department of Insurance beat a one-year deadline and filed final proposed regulations to update the state’s filing rules for ancillary or side agreements to workers’ comp policies. The proposed regulations went through five drafts that were bitterly opposed by the workers’ compensation insurance industry and the final documents disclose why the Department consistently … Read More »

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Market Share Report: Strong Growth For Certain Carriers

The ten carriers at the top of California’s work comp industry were unchanged between 2013 and 2014.  Within that top ten there were some very aggressive plays for market share including one carrier that boosted its written premiums by nearly 60%.  Many of the others either held pat or actually trimmed their writings as the … Read More »

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TriNet Moves Workers’ Comp Coverage

A fast growing professional employer organization (PEO) in the California market has moved the workers’ comp coverage for one of its three product units from The Hartford to ACE Insurance. It is retaining the same $1 million per occurrence deductible on the new policy. Officials at TriNet Group (NYSE: TNET) say that after 14 years … Read More »

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