Calif. sees effects of workers' comp changes, official says

10/3/2013 | Insurance Journal

A 30% increase in permanent disability indemnity rates for workers is among the earliest visible results of recent changes to California's workers' compensation system, said Christine Baker, director of the state Department of Industrial Relations. But the decision by the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau to file for a nearly 7% increase in advisory workers' compensation rates is not necessarily related to those changes, Baker said.

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