Advisory California workers’ comp rates are set to decline effective July 1, 2018 per a recent decision by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Jones has adopted a May 29 recommendation by DOI Attorney Patricia Hein for a “pure premium” rate of $1.74 per $100 of payroll. In making this decision, Jones rejected a WCIRB request for
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has jumped the gun in posting proposed changes to the California workers’ compensation Medical-Legal Fee Schedule. As this blog is being written, a multitude of physicians and stakeholder groups have participated in a DWC online forum on the proposed regs. The majority of those warn of adverse effects, as
Dynamex, a recent decision from the California Supreme Court, has caused quite a bit of buzz in legal and business circles. Many believe that Dynamex (see link to the case at bottom of this post) will have vast implications for various gig economy companies. Amazingly, as of early 2018 there appears to have been little if
Has the Affordable Care Act had an impact on California workers’ comp? This is the issue addressed by the California WCIRB in a May 2018 study titled “Impact of the Affordable Care Act on California Workers’ Compensation (see link below). The study is authored by Tim Basuino and Julia Zhang, both Medical Analytics Specialists with the WCIRB.
On April 28 Workers’ Memorial Day was observed. This annual designated day, apparently initiated by the AFL-CIO in 1970, focuses on those killed and maimed at their jobs. I usually mark the day by attending an event to commemorate the day. This year that was an Oakland event sponsored by the WORKSAFE activist group and by LOHP (the Labor