CWCI Scorecard Examines Restaurant Claims in the California Workers’ Comp System

The California Workers' Compensation Institute has issued its latest "Industry Scorecard" which provides detailed data on claims filed by restaurant workers in California for job injuries that occurred between January 2000 through the end of 2008. The new Scorecard is based on an analysis...

CWCI Scorecard Examines Job Injury Claims in the California Trucking Industry

The California Workers' Compensation Institute has released a new "Industry Scorecard" showing detailed data on accident year (AY) 2000 to 2008 work injury claims experience in the California trucking industry. The new Score Card, the eighth in a series of nine, is based on an analysis...

CWCI Scorecard Examines Workers’ Comp Claims Experience in California’s Long-Term Care Industry

A new California Workers' Compensation Institute "Industry Scorecard" offers a detailed look at work injury claims experience in the California long-term care sector - an industry that employs thousands of workers in nursing homes, homes for the aged, alcohol and drug recovery facilities...

CWCI Estimates Workers’ Comp Spinal Implant Pass-Through Payments Cost $55 Million in 2008

A new CWCI study on the impact of the duplicate payments allowed in California workers’ compensation for implantable hardware and instrumentation used in spinal surgery shows that the so-called “spinal hardware pass-through” payments appear to have created an incentive to perform back...

Drop in California Average Weekly Wage Means No Change in Some Workers’ Comp Benefits in 2011

The U.S. Department of Labor has released new data showing California’s State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) edged down from $984.83 to $979.90 in the 12 months ending March 31, 2010 – a decline of about 0.5 percent. As a result, there will be no change in minimum and maximum temporary total...

CWCI Study Finds Most California Workers’ Comp Drugs Are in the Medi-Cal Fee Schedule

California workers’ compensation prescription drug costs may be on the rise again, but not because of an increase in the use of drugs outside of the Medi-Cal fee schedule according to new research by the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. Under the workers’ compensation pharmacy...

California Regulators Announce 2011 Workers Comp Assessment Rates

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has calculated the 2011 assessments that state law requires workers' compensation insurers collect from policyholders to cover the budget of the state Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC), and five related programs mandated by state law...

CA: CWCI Continues Case Law Series With 2011 Update

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute has announced it will conduct a one-day case law seminar in May in both Long Beach and San Francisco. The program will examine how recent trends in decisional law are reshaping California workers’ compensation, and discuss appropriate negotiation...