Workers compensation scam in California leads to 26 arrests

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Among those who were arrested were three doctors in the Orange County area. A massive number of arrests have resulted from a California workers compensation scam that was recently busted. Among the arrested individuals were three doctors. Two of the doctors were from Newport Coast and another doctor was from Huntington Beach. In total, there were 26 arrests including business owners and medical professionals. The workers compensation scam is estimated to have swindled insurance companies and consumers out of $40 million in kickbacks and fraudulent insurance billing. This, according to…

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Workers compensation bill signed by California governor

California Governor Jerry Brown on Workers Compensation bill

Gov. Jerry Brown has approved the bill to revamp the state’s injured employee insurance program. California Governor Jerry Brown has added his signature to a bill that will help to boost the workers compensation disability benefits for employees who are injured on the job, while at the same time keeping the cost of the premiums under control. The bill was first approved by lawmakers last month, on the final day of session. A rush was placed on the workers compensation bill’s approval after Brown, himself, gave a personal appeal for…

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Rate increase for California workers comp of 8.25 percent receives approval

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Employees may also soon be seeing changes to disability insurance regulations. Dave Jones, the insurance commissioner in California, has just approved a 8.25 percent workers comp advisory pure premium rate increase in the state for policies that are either new or renewing as of July 1 of this year. Jones explained the reason for the increase in his order that called for it. He stated that though it may not look like there has been much of a change in the costs per unit, the increasing use of medical care…

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California brain injury case results in largest workers’ compensation settlement in state history

The largest known settlement in California workers’ compensation insurance has just been secured by attorney Christopher Asvar, totaling $8.9 million for his client who suffered a traumatic brain injury while in the workplace. According to well-known specialist in structured settlements, Steve Chapman, who was involved in the case, “This settlement is the highest anyone is aware of for a California workers’ compensation award”. Asvar is a specialist in the area of brain injury litigation, both civil and workplace, and was substituted into this case three years ago. The client in…

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New task force launched in California to fight against insurance fraud and an underground economy

The California Department of Insurance has announced that it will be joining the Department of Industrial Relations to fight against the state’s emerging underground economy. The two agencies have formed the Labor Enforcement Task Force in order to crack down on the violations against the state’s insurance and labor regulations that are rampant in this offshoot economy. Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones notes that this economy is mostly comprised of businesses who hire employees that are not fit for certain types of work. These businesses often fabricate documents concerning their employees…

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