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CA: CHSWC Study Predicts 400,000 Medical Liens, Over $2.7 Billion in Medical Claims Filed Annually

OAKLAND, CA - CHSWC has undertaken an interim study to understand what is driving liens and has found that one in ten medical liens is for services extending at least a year and by a provider who was not authorized by a claims administrator. These liens average $14,000 each. The report predicts at...

California Private Self-Insured Claim Frequency Edged Down in 2010, But Average Claim Costs Rose

Workers’ compensation claim frequency among private self-insured employers in California registered a slight decline last year, but only because the incidence of low cost medical-only claims declined according to a new California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) analysis of data compiled...

California Private Self-Insured Claim Frequency Edged Down in 2010, But Average Claim Costs Rose

Workers’ compensation claim frequency among private self-insured employers in California registered a slight decline last year, but only because the incidence of low cost medical-only claims declined according to a new California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) analysis of data compiled...

It’s Still the Economy, Stupid: Considering the NCCI Research Brief “Workers’ Compensation Claims Frequency”

By Vernon Sumwalt, Esq. In the NCCI brief “ Workers’ Compensation Claims Frequency ” (August 2011), Jim Davis and Yair Bar-Chaim look at the consequences of the Great Recession of 2007-2009 upon workers’ compensation claims frequency in 2010. To a variable extent, the conclusions...

It’s Still the Economy, Stupid: Considering the NCCI Research Brief “Workers’ Compensation Claims Frequency”

By Vernon Sumwalt, Esq. In the NCCI brief “ Workers’ Compensation Claims Frequency ” (August 2011), Jim Davis and Yair Bar-Chaim look at the consequences of the Great Recession of 2007-2009 upon workers’ compensation claims frequency in 2010. To a variable extent, the conclusions...

CWCI Debuts New Score Card Series on California Workers’ Comp Claims Experience by Injury

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute has launched a new series of research publications, “California Workers’ Compensation Industry Score Cards,” which uses subsets of data from CWCI’s Industry Claims Information System (ICIS) database to measure various aspects...

CWCI Report Documents Increasing Workers’ Comp Losses For California Public Self-Insureds

A new California Workers’ Compensation Institute analysis of more than 10 years’ worth of data compiled by the California Office of Self-Insurance Plans (OSIP) shows that for the fifth year in a row, increases in the average loss per claim, led by escalating medical losses, pushed up total...

Initial Data on 2012 Private Self-Insured Claims Show Stable Claim Frequency, Declining Severity

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 according to a California Workers’ Compensation...