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VIAW Newswire 07.18.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

Lawmakers agree to limit workers’ comp for non-California athletes
State officials said Wednesday that a compromise has been reached over legislation that would ban players from professional sports teams based outside of California from filing workers’ compensation claims.
http://www.latimes.com

Better with age? How are you managing your aging workforce?
Do you have a family member who is still working well past retirement age? You’re not alone. A recent AARP study reported that 70% of U.S. workers plan on working past retirement age. In 2008, there were 28 million workers in the American workforce over the age of 55. By 2016, studies show there will be 40 million workers in this category – a 43% increase, when our younger workforce is only expected to increase by 5-7%.
http://blog.sedgwick.com

Zurich settles workers comp arbitration dispute with California
Zurich American Insurance Co. will stop requiring California workers compensation policyholders to arbitrate disputes in Illinois as part of a settlement reached with the California Department of Insurance.
http://www.businessinsurance.com

FAQ: What Workers And Employers Need To Know About The Postponed Employer Mandate
Surprising both friends and foes of the health law, the Obama administration on Tuesday announced the delay of a key provision: the requirement that all but the smallest employers offer medical coverage or pay a fine.
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org

Workers’ Compensation Action Network
WCAN is a statewide, broad-based grassroots coalition of employer and insurer trade groups, businesses, non-profit organizations and public entities working together to ensure predictability and stability in California’s workers’ compensation system, reduce costs for employers and improve services to injured workers. WCAN works to inform employers, policymakers and the media about California’s system and advocate for policies that ensure injured employees are given necessary medical care promptly and receive benefits timely, fraud is eliminated, legitimate disputes are resolved fairly and quickly, and system costs are reduced where inefficiencies and inequities exist.
http://myemail.constantcontact.com

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