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DOI Says State Fund Okay Financially 03/22/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 78 | 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 | 70 | 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 | 67 | 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
 
 
DIR Announces Hearings on Reg Changes 01/15/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 70 | 0
The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has announced that public hearings are scheduled in the DIR...Read More
 
 
DWC Revised Inpatient Fee Schedule 12/12/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 76 | 0
The Division of Workers' Compensation has revised the proposed inpatient hospital fee schedule. Among the changes, the Division proposes using Medicare formulas for hospital charges rather than the previous proposal to base 'cost outlier' cases on a hospital's billed charges. Conc...Read More
 
 
Digital Copies of Reports Valid Evidence 10/25/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 79 | 0
CLARK v. SUPERIOR NATIONAL INSURANCE CO., (April 13, 2000), Decision after Removal and Reconsideration, 28 CWCR 101 Applicant sustained an industrial injury. The carrier...Read More
 
 
Davis Vetoes SB996 10/02/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 74 | 0
Governor Gray Davis vetoed SB 996, as anticipated. Stating that the proposed legislation 'includes proposed reforms to the workers' compensation system that are not sufficient to support such a large benefit increase without having an adverse impact on the California economy', the gover...Read More
 
 
Department of Insurance Surveys 09/29/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 80 | 0
The California Department of Insurance (CDI) has unveiled a series of electronic government surveys at its website to assist the department to better understand the needs and expectations of consumers, producers, and insurance. 'The California Department of Insurance is dedicated to improv...Read More
 
 
Department of Insurance Surveys 09/29/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 104 | 0
The California Department of Insurance (CDI) has unveiled a series of electronic government surveys at its website to assist the department to better understand the needs and expectations of consumers, producers, and insurance. 'The California Department of Insurance is dedicated to improv...Read More
 
 

District Court Rules in Favor of Carriers 09/26/2000
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 108 | 0
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals today, in USF&G vs. V.W. Fox McKeithen et al., ruled that the retroactive application of a 1995 law changing the assessment basis for Louisiana's second injury fund from a premium surcharge to a paid-loss approach violates the 'takings' clause of the U.S. Constitut...Read More
 
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