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Workers' Compensation News

Davis Proposes Own Work Comp Reform Bill 09/04/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 36 | 0
The Sacramento Bee reported on Friday that California Governor Gray Davis unveiled his own proposed workers compensation package that calls for increased use of managed-care systems in diagnosing and treating injured workers. It was reported that Senate President John Burton, proponent of SB 7...Read More
DOL Hears Testimony on MSD Statistics 07/19/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 37 | 0
President and CEO of the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. (NCCI), D.W. 'Bill' Schrempf, testified 7/16/01 before a panel from the Department of Labor (DOL) regarding the frequency and cause of many musculo-skeletal disorders (MSD) and ergonomic injuries. NCCI is offering the DOL data...Read More
Dept. of Labor Proposes Energy Work Comp Regs 05/27/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 38 | 0
The U.S. Labor Department has published proposed regulations to implement the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act. The Department said in its release that the proposed regulations appear in the Federal Register (ht...Read More
Davis Appoints 2 to WCAB 05/14/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 89 | 0
Governor Gray Davis today announced the appointments of James C. Cuneo and Janice M. Jamison Murray as commissioners of the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. Mr. Cuneo, 61, of Sacramento, is president/shareholder for Cuneo, Black, Ward and Missler, a law corporation since 1984. From 1...Read More
DOI Moves to Conserve Sable Insurnace Co. 05/11/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 35 | 0
California Insurance Commissioner Harry W. Low announced yesterday the conservation of Sable Insurance Company, due to its insolvency. Sable, which is domiciled in California and headquartered in San Francisco, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sable Insurance Holding Company. Sable Insurance Holding ...Read More
Doctor Discipline; WCAB Offices & More 05/02/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 33 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Web is so huge with a million pages being added to it everyday that it is just impossible for anyone, or any company for that matter, to keep track of it all. One way we manage that is to provide links to information resources that may be important to our industry, but aren't within the definiti...Read More
DOI Press Release re HIH Conservation 03/31/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 42 | 0
California Insurance Commissioner Harry W. Low today (3/30/01) announced the conservation of two California workers...Read More
DOI Says State Fund Okay Financially 03/22/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 59 | 0
The WorkComp Executive reports that the Department of Insurance gave testimony on March 21 to the California Assembly Insurance Committee that its analysis of State Compensation Insurance Fund reflects that it was adequately reserved at least through 1999. A...Read More
DWC Seeks Comment on EDI Medical Reporting 02/12/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 56 | 0
The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) is inviting the public to comment on the best method of submitting medical data to the Workers...Read More
DOI Explains Why Rates Going Up 02/09/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 56 | 0
The California Department of Insurance has posted an explanation of why workers' compensation rates are going up an estimated overall 20% in California: 1. Sharp increases in medical costs. 2. After ...Read More
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