State Compensation Insurance Fund News

Analyst Projects COVID-19 Presumption for Work Comp Will Cost $10 Billion

While the potential cost of relaxing a tenet of the workers compensation system to deal with extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19 could top $50 billion, it’s more likely to be one-fifth of that, an analyst reported last week. States like Michigan …

California State Workers’ Comp Fund: Opioid Prescriptions Reduced by 60%

State Compensation Insurance Fund, California’s stable provider of workers’ compensation insurance, reported that it had significantly reduced the number of opioid prescriptions for injured workers by 60 percent since launching its opioid-reduction program in 2014. State Fund implemented a comprehensive …

State Fund Selects New Chief Medical Officer

State Compensation Insurance Fund (State Fund), California’s largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance, has selected Dr. Dinesh Govindarao as its new chief medical officer for the organization effective July 8, 2013. Govindarao will represent State Fund as an advocate for …