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New Wave of Virus Claims Hit California Workers’ Comp

A California Workers’ Compensation Institute analysis of claims reported to the state Division of Workers’ Compensation as of Jan. 11 shows that the number of COVID-19 claims in the California workers’ compensation system more than tripled between October and November, …

California COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Claim Volume Trending up Again

California workers’ comp COVID-19 monthly claim volume, which fell sharply in August and September, is now trending up again, climbing 9.0% in October, then more than doubling in November, according to a California Workers’ Compensation Institute. The CWCI reviewed claims …

New Group Launched for Senior Claims Managers in London Insurance Market

A new group for senior claims managers in the London insurance market has been established by the International Underwriting Association (IUA). The Claims Strategy Committee will oversee and coordinate all claims-related issues discussed by companies. It has been set up …

CWCI: California Workers’ Comp Virus Claim Count Tops 50,000

There have been 50,592 COVID-19 claims reported to the state Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) so far this year – including 282 death claims, according to latest tally by the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. That translates to one out of …

Report: Few Virus Cases in Working Age Californians Result in Comp Claims

Only one-in-14 COVID-19 cases involving working-age Californians from May through September of 2020 has been claimed as a job injury, while only 1-in-25 COVID-19 deaths among working age individuals has been claimed to be work-related according to a new California …

Aspen Names Hiscox’s Rai as Head of Claims for Aspen Ins. UK, Aspen Managing Agency

Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. has appointed Tony Rai as head of claims for Aspen Insurance UK (AIUK) and Aspen Managing Agency Ltd. (AMAL). Rai will join Aspen in early 2021 from Hiscox, where he has been head of London market …

California Workers’ Comp Premium for First Two Quarters of 2020 Down 11%

Written workers’ compensation premium in California for the first two quarters of 2020 was 11% below that for the first two quarters of 2019, according to a new report out. The Worker’s Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California released its …

Family of Teen Killed Near Washington Protest Zone Files $3B Claims

The father of a 19-year-old Seattle man shot and killed in the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone has filed wrongful death claims totaling $3 billion, seeking $1 billion each from the city of Seattle, King County and the state of …

California Commissioner Issues Emergency Notice to Expedite Wildfire Claims

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Wednesday issued an emergency notice to all property/casualty insurance companies doing business in California, requesting they expedite claims handling for California wildfire survivors in order to help them begin the recovery and rebuilding process …

Report: Sharp Drop in California Workers’ Comp Premiums Expected from COVID-19

A sharp drop in 2020 workers’ compensation premiums in California is expected with the COVID-19 pandemic-related job losses, a report out today shows. The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California’s 2020 State of the System report paints a picture …