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CA: SCIF Announces Greater Underwriting Flexibility to Reward Better-Performing Accounts

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The State Compensation Insurance Fund announced today it will "hold the line on any increase in collectible premium and not file for a mid-year rate increase". Instead, SCIF plans to revise its rating plan to provide underwriters greater flexibility to reward better-performing...

CA: Supreme Court to Hear Furlough Case

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Capitol Weekly reports that the California Supreme Court announced today that it would hear arguments in the lawsuit brought against the Schwarzenegger administration for forced-furloughs of State Compensation Insurance Fund workers. [Editor's Note: See California Attorneys...

CA: 1st DCA Hears State's Arguments on Furloughs of SCIF Employees

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The San Francisco Chronicle reports that David Tyra, the lawyer representing Governor Schwarzenegger, defended the furloughs of 7,900 State Compensation Insurance Fund employees before the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco last Friday, arguing that a ban on staff cutbacks...

CA: State Compensation Insurance Fund Board Names Tom Rowe President and CEO

SAN FRANCISCO , CA - The Board of Directors of California 's State Compensation Insurance Fund (State Fund) today announced it has named Thomas E. Rowe as President and CEO. Rowe replaces Jan Frank , who left State Fund in October 2009 . Doug Stewart , State Fund's Chief Risk Officer, served...

2011 Year in Review: The Top 10 Workers’ Compensation Events in California

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. The year 2011 has been noteworthy for many events in our workers’ compensation system and as much for events that did not occur. So this year, we will add a bonus – the Top Five Events In 2011 That Did Not Occur But Should Have in our workers’ compensation...

2011 Year in Review: The Top 10 Workers’ Compensation Events in California

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. The year 2011 has been noteworthy for many events in our workers’ compensation system and as much for events that did not occur. So this year, we will add a bonus – the Top Five Events In 2011 That Did Not Occur But Should Have in our workers’ compensation...

California Workers’ Comp Centennial: Thought Leaders Speak the Truth About the Social Bargain and Constitutional Goals

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., Feature Resident Columnist of the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers' comp world. FACING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS The centennial celebration of workers' compensation in California...

California Workers’ Comp Centennial: Thought Leaders Speak the Truth About the Social Bargain and Constitutional Goals

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., Feature Resident Columnist of the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers' comp world. FACING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS The centennial celebration of workers' compensation in California...