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Weinmann: When Carriers Ignore Judges' Orders 06/18/2018
By: Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 248 | 0
When can insurance companies ignore judge's orders? Anytime they want to it appears. The following is a case example.  ...Read More
 
 

Walls: Carrier's Perspective on Large WC Claims 06/07/2018
By: Mark Walls
State: NA | Segment: Top | 178 | 0
High-dollar workers’ compensation claims are rare, but they can be extremely costly and have a significant impact on an employer’s workers’ compensation costs. The rarity of these claims makes studying them challenging. Safety National recently completed a review of our large cl...Read More
 
 

Webb: Key Ruling on Who Is a Contractor 05/31/2018
By: Mark Webb
State: CA | Segment: Top | 231 | 0
Sometimes you’re the disruptor. Sometimes you’re the disrupted. ...Read More
 
 

Weinmann: Malpractice Case May Soon Be Decided By Supreme Court 05/24/2018
By: Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 260 | 0
Malpractice reform in utilization review is again on the line, this time because the California Supreme Court has scheduled hearings Ki...Read More
 
 

Walls: Workers' Comp in the Year 2030 05/18/2018
By: Mark Walls
State: NA | Segment: Top | 244 | 0
At the recent WCRI Annual Issues & Research Conference, Dr. Richard Victor, former CEO of the Workers Compensation Research Institute and current senior fellow with the Sedgwick Institute, discussed his views of workers’ compensation in the future. ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: The Effect of X-Mods on Comp Insurance Premiums 05/04/2018
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 177 | 0
It is said that good judgment comes with experience, but experience comes from bad judgment. ...Read More
 
 

Weinmann: AB 3087 Is a Step Backwards 04/17/2018
State: CA | Segment: Top | 950 | 0
If Assembly Bill 3087 becomes law, California will be obliged to appoint a commission to set prices and ration care. Access to care will become increasingly unavailable as costs are shifted to out-of-pocket expense. How's that for a step backwards? ...Read More
 
 

Worley: Temporarily Unavailable 04/19/2018
By: Diane Worley
State: CA | Segment: Top | 149 | 0
California's Return-to-Work Supplement Program (RTWSP) is a benefit that was created with the passage of Senate Bill 863 for injured workers whose permanent disability benefits are disproportionately low in comparison to their earnings loss. ...Read More
 
 
Wolken: Zombie Liens, Round Two 04/13/2018
Source: James Wolken
State: CA | Segment: Top | 340 | 0
We all remember the notion of "zombie liens" from a few years ago, which the Legislature tried to combat by enacting regulations to allow dismissal of liens for failure to prosecute a lien (8 CCR § 10582.5), and enacting legislation requiring payment of the controversial lien activ...Read More
 
 

Weinmann: What Happens When Mistakes Are Signed Into Law? 04/05/2018
By: Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 368 | 0
Physicians who accept injured workers as patients know that adverse utilization review (UR) decisions can devastate well-planned diagnostic and therapeutic programs. Some major facilities won't tolerate this risk and refuse to accept injured workers. ...Read More
 
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