Rate increase for California workers comp of 8.25 percent receives approval

Workers Compensation insurance

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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Pregnancy disability insurance in California has been extended

New legislation in California will mean that employers will be required to extend their pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, disability insurance coverage for workers for up to up to 16 weeks. Senate Bill 299 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown and will become effective on January 1, 2012. It will require employers to provide continuous health insurance coverage for up to 16 weeks for workers that are disabled due to pregnancy on the same grounds as they would before a they had taken any leave of disability.…

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