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.
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.
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.
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.
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.