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CA: DIR Partners With Agencies To Reach Spanish-Speaking Workers During Labor Rights Week

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC), in association with the Mexican Foreign Ministry and the United States Department of Labor, are reaching out to workers across the state during “Labor Rights...

CA: Compound Pharmacy Liens Are The Subject Of CA Court’s Motion To Consolidate

Los Angeles, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Los Angeles district office of the Division of Workers’ Compensation has made a motion to consolidate lien proceedings regarding compound pharmacy liens. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6 in the court’s first floor auditorium...

CA: Court Schedules Two New Conferences To Discuss Consolidation Of Durable Medical Goods Liens

Los Angeles, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Los Angeles district office of the Division of Workers’ Compensation has scheduled two new conferences in October to discuss possible consolidation and stay of lien proceedings regarding interpreter liens and durable medical goods liens. The conference...

CA: DWC Participates In 10th Binational Health Week Events

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) representatives will participate in binational health week (BHW), one of the largest mobilization efforts of federal and state government agencies, community-based organizations and volunteers in the Americas to improve the...

California Temporary Total Disability Rates Remain Stable for 2011

California's maximum temporary total disability rate will remain stable at $986.69 per week in 2011. Pursuant to Labor Code §4453 (a)(10), TTD annual increases are mandatory and are tied to an amount equal to the percentage increase in the state average weekly wage (SAWW). However, the...

CA: Meet DIR Director At Advisory Forum On WC Assessments

Sacramento, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - Meet with Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) leadership to provide an update related to the upcoming 2010 workers’ comp assessments. DIR participants will include Director John C. Duncan, Deputy Chief Labor Commissioner Denise Padres, Cal/OSHA Chief...

CA: DWC Launches Lien Pleadings Webpage

Sacramento, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted a new lien pleadings page to its Web site. The new Web page will collect all of the pleadings received by the division regarding three separate lien consolidation conferences at the Los Angeles district...

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: DWC Posts Fund Assessment Rates For Fiscal Year 2010-11

Sacramento, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted the fiscal year 2010-2011 assessment rates for the Workers’ Compensation Administration Revolving Fund (WCARF) and other funds on its website. Insurance companies and self-insured employers will also...

2010 Year in Review: The Top 10 Workers’ Compensation Events in California

In a totally arbitrary and perhaps capricious, non-parametric, unscientific but somewhat peer reviewed way, here are the top ten workers’ compensation events that occurred in 2010. Can you predict what the top ten workers’ compensation events will be in 2011? Here are 2010’s selections...

CA: DWC Administrative Director Announces 2011 Profile Audit Review

Sacramento, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - Labor Code §§ 129 and 129.5, require the Audit Unit of the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) to conduct a profile audit review (PAR) for all adjusting locations of California workers’ compensation claims at least once every five years. Performance...

CA: DWC Posts Updated Fact Sheets For Injured Workers

Sacramento, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted a series of updated fact sheets for injured workers. The updated fact sheets provide injured workers with answers to frequently asked questions about issues affecting their benefits. “Workers’...

CA: DWC Announces Appointments To Ethics Advisory Committee

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) acting Administrative Director Carrie Nevans has appointed the Hon. Alice Vilardi as chair of the workers' compensation ethics advisory committee, and re-appointed Michael McClain, Steve Siemers, and Robert Ruby to membership...

CA: DWC Launches New Public Information Case Search Tool

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has launched a new public information case search tool on its Web site that allows users of the workers’ compensation court system to get vital information they need to keep cases moving through the system. Users...

CA: DWC Updates Hire Pamphlets

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted a new time of hire pamphlet on its Web site. This optional pamphlet meets the requirements under Labor Code section 3551 to notify new employees about California workers’ compensation rights and benefits...

CA: DWC Publishes Two Annual Reports

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted two annual reports to its Web site. The Audit Unit’s annual report and the ethics advisory committee's annual report are now available on line . The Audit Unit’s 2010 annual report provides...

In Memoriam: Caroline (Carrie) Oldham-Nevans (1957-2011)

In Memoriam Caroline (Carrie) Oldham-Nevans 1957-2011 On Sunday, February 6, 2011 the workers’ compensation community lost its leader. Carrie Nevans passed away from complications of kidney disease at the age of 53. Despite having serious health problems leading to a kidney transplant in 2002...

CA: DWC Announces 2011 Winners Of Community Service Awards

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC), a division of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Carrie Nevans Community Service Award. This year’s award in Southern California goes to Jesse...

CA: DWC Issues 3rd Notice Of Revisions To E-Med Treatment Billing Regs

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has further modified its proposed regulations to adopt standardized paper medical treatment billing forms and electronic medical billing standards. The third 15-day notice of modification has been posted on the DWC Web site...

CA: DWC Readies Launch Of New E-Filing Method: JET File

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is preparing to launch a new electronic filing method, JET File, that will make it easier than ever for paper filers to become e-filers and “join the E Team” Electronic filing is the fastest...

LexisNexis Interview With Rosa Moran, Administrative Director, California Division of Workers' Compensation

On Thursday, August 4, 2011, the new Administrative Director for the Division of Workers’ Compensation, Rosa Moran, sat for her first interview since the announcement of her appointment. She was questioned by long-time LexisNexis editorial board member Kenneth Peterson (retired Associate Chief...