Workerscompzone is traveling, and in some coming posts will be offering up some sights and sounds from the road......
Here in Hong Kong there's a virtual laboratory of global migration.
On Kowloon's Canton Road, upscale mainland Chinese wait patiently in line outside
COMMISH'S PARTING SHOT
If insurers were expecting some love from Insurance Commissioner Poizner, they got a bunch of dead roses instead.
Twice in 2009 Poizner swatted down insurer requests for hefty increases in the advisory workers' comp rate, known as the "pure premium rate".
MORE FROM THECOMPGUYS
If you've yet to check out my other venture, thecompguys.org, now's a good time to do so.
Collaborating with prominent workers' comp defense attorney Richard Jacobsmeyer, I'm doing a talk show format that features commentary on California workers' comp development
It's understandable that California leaders are grasping at straws in an effort to identify revenue to stanch the bleeding in a budget that may be $26 billion in arrears.
But selling some of the prime real estate where California does business is not the answer.
DUCK AND BEAVERLAND
As if it weren't enough that the good folks in Las Vegas attacked California in an ad campaign last year, we find now find ourselves under the microscope again.
This time it's from the land of Duck and Beavers, Oregon.
Instead of a catchy TV campaign to lure business
It's getting near to traditional harvest time.
In my back yard, time to go harvest the apple tree and the Asian pears.
But first, let's look at the federal data harvest on workers' comp. Here is a link to a pdf from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on countrywide n
THE 5.2% SOLUTION
The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau may be requesting a 27.7% jump in the basic workers' comp rate, but SCIF is raising rates by only 5.2%.
That's quite a disconnect.
Yesterday's announcement by SCIF comes at a time when (any moment now) Insura
The Meg Whitman campaign ended yesterday, a spectacular failure.
So Jerry Brown will soon be forming a gubernatorial team. At the victory celebration Tuesday night at Oakland's Fox Theater, a handful of prominent players in California workers' comp stopped by to savor the moment