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August 30, 2000 | JUAN HOVEY
Get ready for more bad news the next time you sit down to discuss workers' compensation coverage with your insurance broker. Premiums are up sharply this year, and all the signs point to more increases. You can, however, find some relief in a little-known wrinkle in California workers' comp law giving employers long-term control over the medical treatment given to an injured worker--an important element in controlling workers' comp costs over the long haul.
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BUSINESS
August 30, 2000 | JUAN HOVEY
Get ready for more bad news the next time you sit down to discuss workers' compensation coverage with your insurance broker. Premiums are up sharply this year, and all the signs point to more increases. You can, however, find some relief in a little-known wrinkle in California workers' comp law giving employers long-term control over the medical treatment given to an injured worker--an important element in controlling workers' comp costs over the long haul.
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September 2, 1997 | BARBARA MURPHY
Medex HealthCare of Los Angeles, which serves Ventura County residents, is the 10th health-care provider certified by the state to provide medical services to workers injured on the job. The Health Care Organization program, started in 1993, allows participating employers to have control over an injured employee's medical care for up to a year, instead of the 30 days allowed for nonparticipating employers.
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February 21, 1992 | SHERRY JOE
Instead of groaning at the thought of exercise, about 250 students at Manzanita Elementary School in Newbury Park giggled, sang and clapped their hands Thursday as they participated in a physical fitness program for schoolchildren.
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February 19, 2001 | JUAN HOVEY
Premiums for workers' compensation insurance--up 20% since last summer--will probably increase further in the coming months, hitting California businesses with new hikes in operating costs over which they have little control. Several factors lie behind the increases, which come as businesses face higher costs for another necessity, energy: * Insurers lose money on workers' comp. According to the Assn. of California Insurance Companies, workers' comp insurers pay out $1.
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