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VIAW NEWSWIRE 11.08.12

Posted on 21 November 2012 by admin

DWC Posts Draft SB 863 Regulations for SJDB Voucher Regulations, Physician Pre-designation and Chiropractic Regulations

The Division of Workers’ Compensation has posted two sets of draft regulations implementing SB 863 to its online forum for public comment: the Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit (SJDB) voucher regulations and the physician predesignation and chiropractic primary treating physician regulations.

http://tinyurl.com/cv2s2oa

CDI Announces Pure Premium Rate Filing Public Hearing in November

The California Department of Insurance (CDI) announced that it will hold a public hearing on

November 16, 2012 to consider the January 1, 2013 Pure Premium Rate Filing submitted by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) on August 21, 2012 and later amended on October 1, 2012.

http://tinyurl.com/bh3j3ss

California Workers’ Comp Overhaul Brings Tradeoffs for Injured Employees

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed off on a major overhaul of the state workers’ compensation system. The bill, which is intended to reduce costs and streamline the claims process within the California workers’ compensation system, has received widespread support on both sides of the aisle and is regarded by some as victory for businesses and injured workers alike. However, the bill’s long-term consequences for injured workers in California remain uncertain.

http://tinyurl.com/b33sl47

Blue reign in Sacramento: Democrats dominate California voting

The Democrats’ historic gains position them for unchecked power in the form of two-thirds majorities in both houses.

http://tinyurl.com/bjr8hn4

Secret Arizona donation failed to dent Democrats and unions

In the end, the $11-million donation from an obscure Arizona nonprofit provided a reliable source of controversy while failing to tip the scales in any California campaigns.

http://tinyurl.com/auvuvmj

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