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Labor Secretary: Cost Savings in California Workers’ Comp $1.3B Annually

Cost savings in the California worker’s compensation system from reforms made five years ago are far more massive than projected, according to David Lanier, secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. Lanier on Thursday said that $1.3 billion …

California Workers’ Comp Changes Helping System, Division Chief Says

California’s workers’ compensation system has undergone numerous changes since the implementation of the sweeping reforms that started in 2013 with Senate Bill 863. In the last few years medical provider fraud has been addressed by subsequent new laws, a plague …

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 …