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OR: WCD Posts Self-Insured Base Rates, Election of Method Used for Premium Determination

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 premium assessment during the July 1, 2010 through...

LA: Gretna City Council Investigates Workers’ Comp Fund as Slush Fund

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 million that was socked away in a Workers' Compensation...

CA: DIR Moves To Strengthen Regulations Governing Self Insurance Plans and Increase Oversight Of Self Insured Groups

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 (SIGs). The proposed amendments would also require...

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...

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...

Details of the Third Party Administrator Service Agreement

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 issue is usually a difference of opinion between the...

California: DIR Director Christine Baker Provides Update on Progress of SB 863 Eighteen Months After Operative Date

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 stage immediately following national basketball...