New Workplace Rules: California Workers’ Comp Regulation Changes

On August 10, 2010, the Office of Administrative Law approved several changes that affect California employers effective October 8, 2010: Updated Posting Notices (DWC-7) must be used. Notification of Rights Materials Regarding the insurance carrier MPN must be posted. MPN Implementation Notices are revised, as are options on how to distribute. New Hire Pamphlets,...

President’s Message

At Van Beurden Insurance Services, Inc., we like to think we have been able to combine the best of both worlds: the resources of a large company with the commitment and family tradition of a smaller firm. Our philosophy is that happy, experienced, and dedicated employees provide optimum...

WCIRB Suggests 29.6% Increase in Rates

It is unfortunate that the Commissioner of Insurance (Poizner) has repeatedly ignored previous suggestion of rate increases as it would hurt his chances of being Governor, but since he has ignored the warnings of the Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) (which is an apolitical, quasi-governmental actuarial department) it has...