Is the WCIRB violating open-access agreements? That’s the question posed in a report by the Workers’ Comp Executive, a journal that covers important developments in the California workers’ comp industry. The Workers’ Comp Executive has filed a flash report charging that the California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) is violating an open access agreement

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From the it never hurts to toot your horn department of governmental affairs: The DWC has issued a bulletin noting that they have finally cleared their backlog of QME panel requests. Between April and June 2010 they processed about 41% of the number of QME panels they processed in 2009. You can do the math

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Just when the comp community thought furloughs were over, they’re back again. The California Supreme Court has agreed to hear the legality of last year’s furloughs. But that case will not be decided for some time. With efforts to reduce state worker pay to minimum wage levels tied up in Sacramento County Superior Court and

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We’re heading to mid-summer. Many of us have more interest in the ice cream flavors at the shop down the road than we do in what workers’ comp cases are up on a writ or when that think tank is releasing another study. Gotta hand it to California. We are cutting edge here. My favorite

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“Workers’ comp insurance becomes money loser”…… That’s the title of a piece released today by Dan Walters, veteran political columnist of the Sacramento Bee. Walters is widely admired in Sacramento and other political circles for his decades of experience as observer of the California scene. Among the points made by Walters: -in 2006, insurers earned

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