Workers Compensation News

Workers Injured at Facebook Construction Site in California

Authorities say work has halted at a Facebook building under construction after an equipment failure caused part of the structure to collapse, injuring two workers. KNTV reported two construction workers were injured after they fell about 40 feet while assembling …

Everest Joins California Workers’ Comp Rating Bureau Governing Committee

The Everest National Insurance Co. has joined the Governing Committee of the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California. The WCIRB Governing Committee is responsible for setting policy and overseeing the management of the affairs of the WCIRB. The WCIRB …

Report Shows California Workers’ Comp Written Premium up in 2016

California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has completed its report on statewide workers’ comp insurer loss and premium experience through Dec. 31, 2016. The major findings of the WCIRB report include: California written premium for 2016 was roughly $18.1 billion, …

Report: Claims from Workers in California’s Sierras Involve Only 4 Industries

More than half of all claims from workers living in California’s Sierras involve only four industries, according to a report out today from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. The CWCI’s California Workers’ Comp Regional Score Card examines the claims experience …

California Worker’s Comp Governing Committee Votes for Lower Mid-Year Filing

The insurer and public members of the Workers’ Compensation Rating Bureau Governing Committee have voted to authorize the Governing Committee to submit a lower mid-year pure premium rate filing to the California Department of Insurance. The filing will propose a …

California State Fund 2016 Report Shows 128K Policies Written

The California State Compensation Insurance Fund’s 2016 annual report shows a net income of $192 million in 2016. Other important highlights from the newly released report include: 128,000 policies written in 2016. Earned net premiums of $1.5 billion. Policyholders’ surplus …

New QBE Program Targets Worker Safety in Transportation Market

QBE North America, an operating division of global insurer QBE Insurance Group Limited, has formed a strategic program alliance with High Point Underwriters and Midwestern Insurance Alliance to offer a national workers’ compensation and occupational accident insurance program for the …

Alaska Workers’ Comp Reform Has Labor, Businesses Disagreeing

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is sponsoring workers’ compensation legislation aimed at making it easier to determine whether someone is an employee or an independent contractor. Walker’s bill creates a new definition for independent contractors to determine if employers have to …

Montana Lawmakers Table Privatization of $1.6B Workers’ Comp Fund

Montana lawmakers have tabled a proposal seeking to dismantle and privatize the state’s massive workers’ compensation system, saying the matter is too daunting to take up in the waning days of the legislative session. Instead, a Senate Committee decided to …

California Workers’ Comp Report Looks at Spinal Fusion Claims

A study on the use of spinal fusion surgeries in California workers’ compensation shows that in 60 percent of spinal fusion claims the initial report of injury was for a sprain or strain, a majority of the fusions occurred within …