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California Workers’ Comp Pure Premium Could be Lowered 7th Straight Time

Hailing worker’s compensation reform in California as a “big hit,” the two top people at the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau explained why the WCIRB governing committee on Monday submitted a lower mid-year pure premium rate filing to the California …

Report: Written Premiums for California Comp Insurers to be Flat Through 2017

Written premiums from workers’ compensation insurers in California for the year are expected to be flat at $18.1 billion compared with 2016 thanks largely to rate decreases, according to analysts with the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. Premiums doubled from …

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 Workers’ Comp Bureau Issues Report on 3Q Insurer Experience

California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau on Tuesday issued its report on statewide workers’ comp insurer loss and premium experience through Sept 30, which among other things shows that the average rate charged per $100 of payroll is down from …

Report: California Workers’ Comp Reforms Saving $1.3B Annually

A look back at the performance of a law reforming California’s worker’s compensation system that took effect in 2013 shows more than $1 billion in savings has been created. The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau released a report on Senate …

Looking at Injured Worker Benefits from California Comp Reforms out to 2020

Will workers’ compensation benefits from California’s sweeping reform law passed in 2012 help or hurt injured employees over the next four years? Some people didn’t want to wait until 2020 to answer that question. The Santa Monica-based think tank Rand …

Lien Consolidation Court, Fraud Part of Focus at California Comp Conference

The state’s top two labor officials were understandably high on the impact they expect two bills recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown will have on California’s workers’ comp system and bad actors who have clogged the lien process and driven …

California Saw $600M in Workers’ Comp Liens Filed by Convicted Providers

The California Department of Industrial Relations announced that $600 million in liens were filed against injured employees’ claims for workers’ compensation benefits by convicted or criminally indicted parties from 2011 through 2015. California’s workers’ comp law allows certain claims for …

California Workers’ Comp Reforms May Have Decreased Medical Payments

Elements of California’s workers’ compensation reform law passed in 2012 may have contributed to the state’s 2013 and 2014 decreases in medical payments per workers’ comp claim, according to a study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute. The study, CompScope …

Reforms May Have Caused Drop in Medical Payments in California, Study Shows

Medical payments per claim in California fell 5 percent in 2013 for claims with more than seven days of lost time at 12 months of experience, a trend that likely reflects the early impact of the 2012 workers’ compensation reform …