State Fund Opens Up

The California State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF) announced November 9 that the 80,000+ employers written direct through SCIF have a new option. They may choose to select an independent broker to represent them through a broker of record letter. Independent brokers “bring significant and lasting contributions through a wide variety...

MPN’s, Medical Liens, and the WCAB

There has been a huge upturn in the number of litigated claims over the past 2 years in California Workers' Compensation. Now approximately 40-50% of claims are becoming litigated and virtually 100% of claims older than 2 years are in litigation. When I was told this, my initial question was: Why?...

XactPay® From The Hartford is now available

Introducing a brilliant three-step Workers' Comp premium payment strategy that can save you money: Van Beurden Insurance  is currently placing Workers' Compensation accounts in The Hartford XactPay® system. It's the fastest growing payment format in the industry. More than 60% of all employers currently use some form of "instant" pay...

Self Insured Group Goes Down

And might take its members with them. The following is from a recent article from the Insurance Journal Online. California Contractors Self-Insured Group Closes By Patricia-Anne Tom April 30, 2010 The California Office of Self-Insured Plans is revoking the certificate of the Contractors Access Program of California (CAP), a self-insured group of contractors, as requested by...