California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) has submitted an advisory on their pure premium rates to the State Insurance Commissioner that indicates a rate increase for the year. The new proposal of the WCIRB averages out to a growth of $1.56 in premiums per $100.00 of salary – a 2.6% climb that came after…

If there is anything true about the healthcare industry, it’s the fact that time is always in short supply. With so many things happening simultaneously in the medical environment, there is almost none of it left to spend actually connecting with patients. Despite this, doctors must try their best to pay attention to the humans…

The main job of a doctor is to heal others through the practice of medicine and is considered, arguably, one of the most important professions in the world. In the past, it was possible for doctors to focus only on their medical practice, having no other related activity to consider. But in a world connected…

Most professionals spend their days focused on tasks that have an immediate effect on their careers, building their success only to risk it all by forgetting to prepare a proper exit strategy for retirement. In the case of doctors, putting the needs of patients over their own may seem like the right thing to do…

Two Valley residents were arrested yesterday on charges of insurance fraud after being accused of being the catalysts of a workers’ comp scam that cost the State Compensation Insurance Fund $1.6 Million in fraudulent insurance payouts. Agop Sarafian, 65 year old claims adjuster from La Crescenta, and Shahe Topjian, 65 year old chiropractor from Granada…

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) recently released a study indicating that most working age Californians that fell ill due to the coronavirus did not file work injury claims. According to their data, only one in every fourteen Covid-19 cases in Californians aged 18 to 65 years filed for workers’ compensation. Furthermore, just one in…

The ability to think critically is important in all walks of life – as every organization requires its leaders to come up with solutions relevant to each industry. In the field of healthcare, the stakes can be exceedingly high, and there are situations where the wrong decision can lead to the loss of somebody’s life….

New Laws have been passed in California to protect workers from the on-going coronavirus pandemic. The new laws, namely SB1159 and AB685, focused on improving workers compensation services and allowing employees who have contracted Covid-19 to assume they were infected at work until proven otherwise. Governor Gavin Newsom believes that these “two laws will help…

The advent of Covid-19 has forced workplaces all over the world to change their ways – and businesses have not been the same since. Most businesses have switched to a work-from-home setup, allowing employees to accomplish work from the comfort of their own homes. This, in turn, helps keep the wheels turning during a time…

The spread of the coronavirus has brought about a worldwide pandemic that has shocked the world while grinding normal everyday life to a near standstill. The last few months have been a time of great uncertainty, loss, and fear – and there is still no end in sight, as doctors and scientists race to find…

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