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Update: California Workers Compensation System Loss Costs Fall
Multiple September 09, 2019 Posted in: Blog Posts, News, Workers’ Compensation

Pinnacle Actuarial Resources is dedicated to keeping our clients up-to-date on relevant regulatory, administrative and economic conditions that impact their businesses. Recently, the Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) of California issued guidance regarding lower-than-anticipated workers compensation (WC) system loss costs. On September 5, the insurance commissioner of California approved all of the WCIRB’s proposed changes. The most current pure premium WCIRB filing, dated August 20, 2019 recommended a 5.4% decrease in average advisory loss costs, effective January 1, 2020.

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Who’s Minding the (Data) Store?
Greg Frankowiak July 01, 2019 Posted in: Blog Posts, News
It is certainly nothing new that data privacy and questions over how different organizations collect, maintain, and utilize an individual’s data is a hot topic among consumers, lawmakers, and companies alike. Past data breaches from several well-known companies have raised the antennae on the topic, and ongoing questions around what data is being stored and how it is being used by other high-profile corporations continue to draw attention.
CAT Modeling and Wildfires
Multiple June 11, 2019 Posted in: Blog Posts, ERM, Insurance / Insurers, News
The 2018 news cycle was flooded with disturbing images of roaring fires in California. These wildfires were cataclysmic in scale and severity. Even more concerning is that the 2018 severe wildfire season was preceded by an awful 2017 season, which was the worst in recorded history until it was outdone by 2018. These events are troublesome and seem to be increasing in frequency. How can we in the risk management industry account for these seemingly worsening risks?
Reflections on the 2019 DCIA Spring Forum
Michael Paradiso June 10, 2019 Posted in: Blog Posts, Captives, News
The Delaware Captive Insurance Association (DCIA) held its Spring Forum May 7-8 at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware. Captive service providers, captive owners and Delaware’s captive regulators gathered in attendance for sessions covering a range of relevant topics. The conference carried regulation as its unofficial theme, perhaps not unexpectedly, with each session analyzing a different aspect or angle. The impact of politics on captive regulatory decisions, the legal hurdles of insuring the key players of the cannabis industry, and the various state-specific treatments of self-procurement tax were a few of the topics covered.
Michigan No-Fault Reform—Has the Time Finally Come?
Greg Frankowiak June 04, 2019 Posted in: Blog Posts, News, Personal Lines
In what has started to become a fairly regular occurrence, new proposals for reform of the current Michigan No-Fault automobile insurance system (also known as Personal Injury Protection or PIP for short) have once again surfaced in the state legislature. Just in the last few weeks, both the Michigan State Senate and State House advanced bills that contained many potentially significant changes to the way injuries occurring from automobile accidents are handled by insurance. 
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