Bureau Wants to Add COVID Claims to X-Mods

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau is proposing to end rules that prevent Covid-19 claims from impacting employers’ X-Mods. Moreover, is also moving to end two regulations adopted as the pandemic took hold which allowed some payments to employees to be excluded from the payroll calculation or reassigned to the clerical classification. The Bureau is … Read More »

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Compline Goes Daily in Major Upgrade

The Compline X-Mod database and associated systems have moved to daily updates. Compline members now get workers’ comp X-Mod changes daily and receive Modwatch – notices X-Mod changes for risks … Read More »

State Fund Offers Free IIPP Tools

The State Compensation Insurance Fund developed and launched an online tool to help its smaller policyholders – especially those with high X-Mods – to create an effective injury and illness prevention plan (IIPP). State Fund is making the program available to any California employer for free even if they are not a State Fund policyholder. … Read More »

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Dismissed Fraudulent Liens Could Lower X-Mods & Collateral Amounts

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation removed over $18 million in liens connected to a convicted fraudster. The liens are divided among 944 workers’ comp claims at an average amount of over $19,000. When reserves for these liens are taken down it will positively impact employers’ X-Mod’s, including some in the past. Dollars associated with … Read More »

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District Attorneys Records Are Questionable In Fraud Cases

Last year, district attorneys around the state prosecuted 1,326 cases of workers’ comp fraud and secured 340 convictions.  Many cases are ongoing. The data from the District Attorneys’ latest annual report to the California Department of Insurance show that prosecutors also made another 435 arrests – 203 felony arrests and 232 for misdemeanors – and … Read More »

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Proposed Telecommuter Class, Updated Thresholds Now Under Review

The California Department of Insurance held its perfunctory public hearing on proposed changes to the state’s uniform statistical reporting plan, and the issue is now under consideration by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara. The proposed changes include creating a new class for clerical workers who telecommute for work, updates to the variable split thresholds for differentiating … Read More »

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