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Medical Access in California Workers’ Compensation Examined

A new California Workers’ Compensation Institute study shows injured workers’ overall access to medical care for their initial treatment remained relatively consistent between 2010 and 2020. CWCI used data from more than 1.5 million job injury claims from accident years …

Minimum Wage, OT And Workers’ Comp Premium Changes in Washington Starting in 2022

Changes in Washington’s minimum wage, overtime for white-collar professionals, overtime for agricultural workers, and workers’ compensation premiums are set to take effect Jan. 1, 2022. The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries on Tuesday issued reminders to businesses and …

Workers’ Compensation Bureau of California Profiles Restaurant Industry

Restaurants make up a sizable portion of California’s workers’ comp system, a new report shows. The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California released the first report in its industry profile series, which examines an industry sector in the state’s …

New Mexico Sees Lower Costs Worker’s Comp Insurance

New Mexico insurance regulators are reducing a key component in rates for workers’ compensation coverage that should help employers spend less, starting next year. The Superintendent of Insurance Office announced a 5.5% reduction in “loss costs” for insurance policies that …

Average Price of Washington Workers’ Comp Going up Slightly in 2022

The Washington Department of Labor & Industries announced a 3.1% increase in the average worker’s compensation premium rate for hours worked in 2022. “A modest hike is needed because of the rising costs to provide workers’ compensation coverage. It’s the …

Pinnacol in Colorado to Decrease Workers’ Comp Rates in 2022

Pinnacol Assurance in Colorado announced it will lower rates for the carrier’s 53,000-plus policyholders in Colorado by an average of 11% in 2022. The decrease will become effective Jan. 1, 2022. Pinnacol has decreased rates for seven consecutive years for …

California Announces Workers’ Comp Temporary Total Disability Rates for 2022

California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation announced that the 2022 minimum and maximum temporary total disability rates will increase on Jan. 1, 2022. The minimum TTD rate will increase from $203.44 to $230.95 and the maximum TTD rate will increase from …

Idaho’s Workers’ Comp Rates Decreasing 7% for 2022

The National Council on Compensation Insurance recently submitted its annual rate recommendation. NCCI’s recommendation is based on claims volume, claims utilization, workforce, and wages, as well as any changes in rules or legislation. After review and discussion of the recommendation, …

California Workers’ Comp Written Premium for 2020 Was $1.9B Below 2019

Written premium for 2020 was $1.9 billion, or 12%, below that for 2019 and was the lowest since 2012, according to a new report out from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. Written premium for the first two quarters of …

Washington Proposes 3.1% Increase in Workers’ Comp Rates for 2022

The Washington Department of Labor & Industries is proposing an increase in the average price employers and workers pay for workers’ compensation insurance next year. If the proposal is adopted, it would be the first time in five years that …