State Fund to Accept All COVID-19 Claims by Essential Workers

Posted on: May 6th, 2020 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

State Compensation Insurance Fund has announced that it will accept any workers’ comp claims for a diagnosed case of COVID-19 filed by essential workers. Workers deemed “essential” who contract COVID-19 would be presumed to have caught the virus at work, and hence would be eligible for all normal workers’ comp benefits under the law. Only […]

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New Experience Rating and Physical Audit Levels Set

Posted on: September 11th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Starting in 2020, the threshold for California employers to be eligible for experience rating (X-Mod) has been reduced by order of the state insurance commissioner. Commissioner Ricardo Lara in September approved the recommendations by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau to lower thresholds for determining eligibility for experience rating and when a carrier needs to […]

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New Rule Simplifies X-Mod Calculation, Encourages Reporting First Aid Claims

Posted on: January 8th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

A new method for calculating workers’ compensation experience modifications (X-Mods) took effect in California on Jan. 1. The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California has created a new simplified formula for calculating X-Mods as part of its efforts to add more transparency to the process. The new formula excludes the first $250 of every […]

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