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Young: Another Rate Decrease 06/11/2018
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 536 | 0
Advisory California workers’ comp rates are set to decline effective July 1 per a recent decision by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Jones has adopted a May 29 recommendation by Department of Insurance attorney Patricia Hein for a “pure premium” rate of $1.74 per $100 of...Read More
 
 

Grinberg: No Ogilvie Rebuttal for Non-Industrial Factors 06/08/2018
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 733 | 0
Today I bring you the panel decision in the case of Sandoval v. Waterproofing Associates.  Therein, applicant sustained an injury in 2011 while working as a roofing journeyman, and in 2016 the matter was brought to trial. The injuries were orthopedic in nature. ...Read More
 
 

Walls: Carrier's Perspective on Large WC Claims 06/07/2018
By: Mark Walls
State: NA | Segment: Top | 470 | 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
 
 

Paduda: Health Insurance Status and Workers' Comp 06/06/2018
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 430 | 0
The ...Read More
 
 

Moore: 10 Ways to Cause Huge Reserves 06/05/2018
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 285 | 0
Most workers' compensation reserve increases can be controlled by employers. Let us see how employers cause huge ones. Some of these come from the Six Keys to Saving on Workers...Read More
 
 

Duff: Murphy Oil and an Even Slipperier Slope of Forced Arbitration 06/01/2018
Source: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 349 | 0
The Supreme Court’s May 21 ruling in Murphy Oil/Epic Systems/Ernst & Young may be read narrowly as an opinion holding that the National Labor Relations Act d...Read More
 
 

Goldstein: Effort to Add Transparency to MSP Reporting Information 06/04/2018
By: Jean S. Goldstein
State: NA | Segment: Top | 440 | 0
Recently, Reps. Gus Bilirakis (R-Florida) and Ron Kind (D-Wisconsin) introduced legislation (HR 5881) in the House of Representatives to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act, specifically in an effort to provide for transparency of Medicare Secondary Payer reporting information. ...Read More
 
 

Webb: Key Ruling on Who Is a Contractor 05/31/2018
By: Mark Webb
State: CA | Segment: Top | 743 | 0
Sometimes you’re the disruptor. Sometimes you’re the disrupted. ...Read More
 
 

Moore: Predictive Analytics Is Now the Opioid Buzzword Replacement 05/30/2018
Source: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 463 | 0
Predictive analytics for workers' compensation claims that adjusting still has not proven itself as a cost saver. Please note that I am referring to workers' compensation only.    ...Read More
 
 

Young: Jumping the Gun 05/29/2018
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 747 | 0
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has jumped the gun in posting proposed changes to the California workers’ compensation Medical-Legal Fee Schedule. ...Read More
 
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