One large problem in California workers’ comp has been the inability of the WCIRB to accurately assess workers’ comp cost trends. The WCIRB (Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau) collects data from insurers and makes recommendations on rates to California’s Insurance Commissioner who, in turn, makes a recommendation to the industry. With the industry deregulated, none

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Back to more workers’ comp meat and potatoes this week.. but first a few items lingering around the drawer…. Coming back from my Croatia vacation last week, I picked up a book I’ve been meaning to read. It’s “The Shadow Factory”, by James Bamford. Bamford’s career has focused on the ultra-secret National Security Agency. Prior

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Is California unduly burdened by too many regulations? Are we “economically unfree”? Are our laws and tax policies driving away business and investment? That’s the argument made in a study unveiled by the Governor’s “Small Business Advocate”. It’s a study that we’ll see cited in future legislative debates and in the 2010 gubernatorial campaign. The

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(Workerscompzone has been traveling; this is the last in a series from Croatia before returning to more meat and potato issues on workers’ comp and employee rights…..) Dubrovnik…..A study in survival…. Some refer to Dubrovnik as the pearl of the Adriatic. Anancient walled city, built of cream colored stone, it spills down from steep hills

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Korcula,Croatia….. It seems like a good time to be out of the country. From this little medieval town of Korcula on a small island, purportedly the home of Marco Polo (Venice and Genoa had a whopper of a sea battle near here on September 9, 1298), the antics of modern day America seem strange…. Kanye

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