News Digest 8-8-2019

Flash: Here’s the 2020 Rate Filing Numbers

The Bureau’s members just finished voting on the 2020 pure premium rate filing. What are rates going to do in 2020? Get the details here. Workers’ Comp Executive

Flash: Lara Sued over Applied Underwriters Case Reversals

Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara’s troubles from the Applied Underwriters’ mess are growing. An important new legal front is opening up. Get the latest by clicking here. Workers’ Comp Executive

San Mateo D.A. addresses town hall event

San Mateo County District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe addressed more than 85 attendees at the Workers’ Compensation Action Network Town Hall on Friday, July 26 to discuss his office’s efforts to prosecute workers’ compensation fraud. San Mateo Daily Journal

Hanford Hanford to keep claims contractor

Lacey, Washington-based Penser North America will continue as the administrator of hundreds of workers’ compensation claims at the Hanford nuclear reservation, after it was awarded a contract valued at up to $4.6 million for up to five years. Tri-City Herald

Testimony over recreational drug use limited in workers’ comp claim

A district judge in New Orleans has granted a request to exclude testimony by two medical doctors for an insurer regarding drug use in a workers’ compensation claim. The plaintiff had sued for personal injury damages after he was involved in a January 2015 auto accident. Louisiana Record