Applied Underwriters’ California Ins Company More Controversial Acts

Amidst charges of unapproved and uncollateralized loans to affiliates, unapproved property transfers, the California Department of Insurance’s Conservation and Liquidation Office says it is drafting a unilateral “rehabilitation” plan for California Insurance Company (CIC). The plan will transfer its policies to another carrier and resolve the numerous filed lawsuits pending between Applied Underwriters / CIC…

Nick Roxborough Discusses Newsom’s Workers’ Comp COVID-19 EO in WorkCompCentral

As California begins its phase-by-phase reopening process Friday, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order creating a rebuttable COVID-19 presumption has cast a shadow of uncertainty for insurance carriers and employers. Governor Newsom’s long-awaited executive order creates a rebuttable presumption stating that all employees who contract COVID-19 at their place of work while at the direction of…

Employers Can Expect an Avalanche of Investigations by the DIR

RPNA is at the forefront of protecting employers from all aspects concerning the workers compensation program. However, when Governor Gavin Newsom proposed an $18 billion budget, a little noticed provision also included millions of dollars more for the Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”). It is obvious that California employers can expect more investigations of worker…

The Titans of Workers Compensation Features Nicholas Roxborough

For over 30 years, the law firm of Roxborough, Pomerance, Nye & Adreani has been defending the rights of employers, Primary Treating Physicians, and Qualified Medical Evaluators against discrimination, fraud, and malfeasance by California’s powerful workers compensation carriers, third party administrators, and even the Division of Workers Compensation.  Recently, Mr. Roxborough and his firm defended…

RPNA Prevails in Classification Case Against the WCIRB

Workers’ compensation insurance costs are directly tied to the classifications assigned to a business. An employer may be forced to pay more in premiums if the Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) or insurance carrier incorrectly assigns a more expensive classification. While the Insurance Commissioner relies on the WCIRB to develop classification rules, RPNA recently…

Nick Roxborough Presents New Trends in Workers’ Comp Fraud at CWC Risk Conference


RPNA Partner Nick Roxborough is teaming up with several other dynamic speakers to share his expertise on the hot topic of workers’ compensation issues at the CWC Risk Conference on September 8, 2017. With breaking news involving recent indictments and precedential bad faith claims mishandling decisions, the expert panel will discuss the ripple effect of fraudulent activities that have had and will…