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A message to our readers:


The team at WorkCompCentral is stunned and deeply saddened by David DePaolo's sudden departure from this world. He passed away Sunday, July 17 in a motorcycle accident. However, we are all committed to carry on and continue to fulfill David's vision of providing workers compensation professionals with the most unbiased news, education and resources in the industry. We will also strive to make this year's Comp Laude® Awards & Gala event the best ever. The Comp Laude® event encapsulates his vision and passion for the industry. David was very proud of the team that he had assembled and we are working very hard to support each other and our valued customers.

Some of David's favorite charities:
Kids Chance of California or Angel Flight West.







David J. DePaolo
10/02/59 - 7/17/16

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  • State: Oregon
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The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division proposed rules to update its medical fee schedule that would increase payments for medical arbiters and physician reviewers, and allow

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  • State: Alaska
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Alaska lawmakers will hear limited testimony about a proposal to repeal the state’s Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission during a hearing Tuesday.

Sen. Bill

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  • State: California
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A California appellate court ruled that decisions by the Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board as to the propriety of citations against an employer are

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  • State: California
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California Republicans continue to introduce measures to exempt certain workers from the state’s new employment status test, with the latest proposing to use an older test

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  • State: Arizona
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Kids' Chance of America welcomed Arizona-headquartered CopperPoint Insurance Cos. as its newest corporate partner.

Kris Mathis

Kids' Chance said in a statement

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  • State: California
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Alliant Insurance Services hired Steven Bubes as a vice president on its West Coast benefits team.

Steven Bubes

In his new position,

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  • State: California
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A federal appellate court ruled that a deputy sheriff’s failure to change the designated beneficiary on his life insurance plan from his ex-girlfriend left his new fiancée unable

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  • State: Washington
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The Washington state House of Representatives Labor and Workplace Standards Committee on Thursday will debate a bill that would increase some employer penalties by 240%

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  • State: California
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California is considering adding the common painkiller acetaminophen to the state’s 23-page list of chemicals “known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity,”

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  • State: Washington
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Misclassification cost the state of Washington’s workers’ compensation system $268 million in unpaid premiums from 2013 to 2017, an average annual loss of $53.6 million,

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