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Rating Bureau Focusing on L.A. Frequency Increase

By Greg Jones (Senior Editor)

Thursday, January 9, 2014 | 0

By Greg Jones, Western Bureau ChiefThe Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau doesn't know for sure why frequency is decreasing in all areas of California except Los Angeles, but one possible explanation is that workers are filing more claims because of the permanent disability benefit increase in Senate Bill 863.With some exceptions, frequency in California and the rest of the country has declined by about 3% to 4% annually since the early 1960s as the result of a long-term shift from a largely blue collar manufacturing-based economy to a white collar service-based economy, as ...

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