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Ohio: Provisions in State’s “Contractor’s Self-Insurance Plans” Found to be Constitutional
Posted on 4 Jan 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Building on an earlier decision in which the Ohio Supreme Court had determined that the Ohio contractor’s self-insurance plan [see Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 4123.35(O)] provided immunity not only to the self-insuring general contractor, but also... Read More

California: DIR Director Christine Baker Provides Update on Progress of SB 863 Eighteen Months After Operative Date
Posted on 12 Sep 2014 by David Bryan Leonard

A report from the California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, Sept. 10-12, 2014, Dana Point, CA By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. Without pause, Christine Baker, Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations, took the... Read More

Initial Data on 2012 Private Self-Insured Claims Show Stable Claim Frequency, Declining Severity
Posted on 12 Nov 2013 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

Workers’ compensation claim frequency among California’s private self-insured employers showed almost no change in 2012 as a slight increase in the incidence of medical-only claims was offset by a slight reduction in indemnity claim frequency... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (11/8/2017)
Posted on 8 Nov 2017 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 82 No. 10 Oct 2017 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE... Read More

Massachusetts: Reinsurer, Not Trust Fund, Responsible for Payment of Benefits Following Employer’s Insolvency
Posted on 4 May 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where an insolvent self-insured employer held a $2.4 million surety bond with Safeco Insurance Company and also maintained a reinsurance policy with ACE American Insurance (ACE) that contained a retention provision in the amount of $400,000, continued... Read More

Details of the Third Party Administrator Service Agreement
Posted on 4 Dec 2013 by Rebecca A. Shafer

Self-insured employers who utilize a third party administrator (TPA) to administer their workers’ compensation claims frequently feel they do not get everything they bargain for from their TPA in the handling of the employer’s claims. The... Read More

California Regulators Announce 2011 Workers Comp Assessment Rates
Posted on 30 Nov 2010 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

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... Read More

OR: WCD Posts Self-Insured Base Rates, Election of Method Used for Premium Determination
Posted on 19 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SALEM, OR - The Workers' Compensation Division has posted Bulletin 357, "Self-insured base rates and election of method used for determination of premium". The bulletin notifies self-insured employers of the new base rates to be used for... Read More

LA: Gretna City Council Investigates Workers’ Comp Fund as Slush Fund
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

GRETNA , LA - The Times Picayune reports that the Gretna City Council has fired its auditor and is considering a legislative audit of the city's finances, this after a councilman accused Mayor Ronnie Harris of creating a secret slush fund of $1.8... Read More

CA: DIR Moves To Strengthen Regulations Governing Self Insurance Plans and Increase Oversight Of Self Insured Groups
Posted on 13 Oct 2010 by

Sacramento, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Department of Industrial Relations’ Office of Self Insurance Plans (DIR/SIP) today posted a notice of rulemaking for a regulations package that includes changes to increase oversight of Self Insured Groups... Read More