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Newsom Shortens Window for Claim Decisions, Extends COVID Presumption

Monday, October 3, 2022 | 0

California employers will have less time to accept liability on certain presumptive injury claims and face penalties of up to $50,000 for unreasonably denying them, under a bill enacted by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The governor also extended the presumption that COVID-19 is compensable through 2024 and signed a bill giving the insurance commissioner more authority to meet with county prosecutors, insurers and self-insured employers to discuss potential fraud. At the same time, the governor vetoed measures that would have expanded the post-traumatic stress disorder presumption to additional firs...

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