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Senate Bill 36 (Hueso) – Sponsor

Posted on 18 April 2013 by admin

Voters Injured at Work (VIAW) is a non-profit, grass-roots organization that represents injured workers throughout the state of California. VIAW has a network of more than 10,000 working people in California who have suffered injuries at work, as well as their families. VIAW’s primary goal is to ensure that the Comp system provides sufficient treatment and resources to injured workers. Our economy and our families depend upon critical medical treatment and vocational services to return to the workforce. When the system disproportionally harms the injured worker we all lose.

VIAW is proud to sponsor Senate Bill 36 (Hueso), which would require that the Department of Insurance publish the annual and quarterly financial statements filed by workers’ compensation insurers on its website. This will increase transparency in the workers’ compensation system in California, an increase that is greatly needed. The solvency of some insurers has become a concern, and publishing these financial statements will help improve the public’s awareness of which, if any, insurers are in financial trouble.

Official Letter Submitted is at this link

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Nancy Mennel Says:

    This legislation is first step toward better oversight of insurers in this arena.

  2. Nancy Mennel Says:

    This is an important first step in monitoring these insurance companies. It costs nothing.

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