The September 24, 2014 issue of Workers’ Comp Executive highlighted RPNA’s latest win for California employers who have been treated unfairly by their workers’ comp carriers. In Monarch Consulting et al v. National Union Fire Insurance Co., the New York appellate court found that California employers with large deductible workers’ comp policies are no longer required to litigate or settle disputes with the carrier under other state’s legal rules. These side agreements used by many large national carriers are now unenforceable if not previously filed with the CDI for approval.
Nick Roxborough said the ruling will not only have a profound impact for AIG specifically, but for anyone suing other national carriers. “The rule is whether you’re AIG, Travelers, CNA, or Zurich—you’re supposed to have filed those agreements.” Read article. [subscription required]