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Highlights from the CSIA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference
The California Self-Insured Association’s (CSIA) Annual Meeting and Educational Conference took place April 3-4 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. Amid the bustling spring break crowd at, “The Happiest Place On Earth,” the CSIA orchestrated another sold-out event. The multitude of California self-insureds in attendance included (among others) Southern California Edison, Nordstrom and, of course, Disney.
Highlights from the 2016 California Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference
Multiple Authors October 25, 2016 Posted in: Blog Posts, Workers’ Compensation
Co-authored by Jing Liu and Laura Maxwell.
Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. Consultants recently attended the California Workers' Compensation & Risk (CWC & Risk) Conference in Dana Point, CA. Participating in this event is a great way to keep up with changes in the workers' compensation market in the state of California. There were over 1,500 attendees, and the exhibitors included law firms, third-party administrators (TPAs), healthcare service providers and injury prevention companies. CWC & Risk 2016 focused on new workers compensation legal requirements and cost-containment challenges faced by California employers.
Higher Workers Compensation Rates for Florida
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (FLOIR) reached a decision this week on the rate impact of the recent Supreme Court rulings on workers compensation by granting contingent approval of a 14.5% rate increase effective December 1, 2016.
Laura Maxwell

Workers Compensation Ancillary Agreements

California Assembly Bill No. 1922

Workers Compensation Ancillary Agreements
Laura Maxwell July 14, 2016 Posted in: Blog Posts, Workers’ Compensation
California Assembly Member Tom Daly introduced Assembly Bill No. 1922 in February 2016. This bill revises Section 11658 of the Insurance Code regarding workers compensation ancillary agreements. The latest action on this bill was June 22, 2016, when it was amended and re-referred to the Committee on Insurance.  
Applied Underwriters’ EquityComp Program under Fire in California
Jing Liu July 12, 2016 Posted in: Blog Posts, Workers’ Compensation
On June 20, 2016, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced what he called a “precedential decision” in a major workers compensation insurance case between a small employer, Shasta Linen Supplier, and a Berkshire Hathaway company, California Insurance Company (CIC). With this decision, he condemns the way CIC has been doing business with its EquityComp program along with another Berkshire Hathaway company, Applied Underwriters (AU), in California, and effectively declares the EquityComp program void and unenforceable. 
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