Later, alligator. That’s the message Acting Administrative Director Carrie Nevans delivered to future injured workers in her talk to a Sacramento workers’ compensation conference yesterday. Earlier this year the DWC had floated a proposal for a revision of the 2005 Permanent Disability Rating Schedule. That proposal-designed for implementation in January 2009- would have restored a

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AIG is a pretty wacky company. AIG has just been “saved” by the U.S. taxpayers, who now hold an 80% stake in the company while AIG attempts to reorganize and sell off some of its component businesses (AIG may or may not sell off some of its insurance subsidiaries who write California comp coverage). AIG

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Some things just seem destined to shuffle. Madonna looks for a marriage that will stick. The San Francisco Forty Niners look for a quarterback who can provide some offense and reclaim the glory days of Montana and Young. The Federal Reserve and the Treasury look for the policy that will restore confidence in the banking

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A couple weeks ago I did a post on Gov. Schwarzenegger’s veto of most of the workers’ comp bills that made it to his desk. Exactly what insurance-related bills did he sign? In the workers’ comp arena, the only bills of significance that he signed had to do with governance of SCIF, the State Compensation

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As we sit on the economic precipice, It appears that for lack of better alternatives we’re headed toward a different model of capitalism. Today’s Washington Post piece by Anthony Faiola poses the question: the end of American capitalism?http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co … 25_pf.html What will the model be when the current crisis recedes? The government may have large

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