If insurers were expecting some love from Insurance Commissioner Poizner, they got a bunch of dead roses instead. Twice in 2009 Poizner swatted down insurer requests for hefty increases in the advisory workers’ comp rate, known as the “pure premium rate”. But like the characters in Night of the Living Dead, the WCIRB’s board came

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If you’ve yet to check out my other venture, thecompguys.org, now’s a good time to do so. Collaborating with prominent workers’ comp defense attorney Richard Jacobsmeyer, I’m doing a talk show format that features commentary on California workers’ comp developments. Our latest segment focuses on October/November 2010 Workers’ Comp Update. Here’s the link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyiH_K_ISgc And here’s

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It’s understandable that California leaders are grasping at straws in an effort to identify revenue to stanch the bleeding in a budget that may be $26 billion in arrears. But selling some of the prime real estate where California does business is not the answer. Those buildings that may be sold include state buildings in

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As if it weren’t enough that the good folks in Las Vegas attacked California in an ad campaign last year, we find now find ourselves under the microscope again. This time it’s from the land of Duck and Beavers, Oregon. Instead of a catchy TV campaign to lure business to the collapsing heap that is

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It’s getting near to traditional harvest time. In my back yard, time to go harvest the apple tree and the Asian pears. But first, let’s look at the federal data harvest on workers’ comp. Here is a link to a pdf from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on countrywide nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in

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