RPNA aggressively champions business interests against unreasonable, negligent and sometimes bad faith workers’ compensation insurer performance.
Prior to RPNA ‘s groundbreaking and precedential work in this area in the 1990’s, the duties of workers’ compensation carriers were limited solely to defending and settling claims on behalf of the insured employer. While this is generally the responsibility of insurance carriers, RPNA convinced the California Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court that this limited view ignores the substantial impact that unreasonable claims handling and over reserving have on an employer’s workers compensation premiums.
RPNA works diligently with employers to procure the most transparent coverage possible under their workers’ comp programs. Our attorneys have filed single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff and class action claims on behalf of employers and self-insureds pertaining to the breadth of workers’ comp issues, such as misreporting or misallocations of ALAE (Allocated Loss Adjustment Expenses), hidden fees and mark-ups concerning Medical Bill Review, Nurse Case Managers, Access Fees and other various costs not disclosed in the underlying agreements.