Dueling Opinion Pieces Weigh In on Workers’ Comp Measure
In a Capitol Weekly opinion piece, Tom Rowe -- president of the California State Compensation Insurance Fund -- writes that proposed workers' compensation legislation (AB 228) is a "common sense" way to "reduce red tape" and "clarif[y] the ability of State Fund ... to cover the out-of-state employees of the California companies that rely on it for their workers' compensation insurance." Meanwhile, Mark Sektnan -- president of the Association of California Insurance Companies -- writes in a Capitol Weekly opinion piece that the State Fund "is trying to have it both ways" by retaining its "preferential tax treatment and guaranteed market of California's small employers while acting like a private insurer that operates in other states."
- "Legislation Simplifies Workers' Comp for California's Employers" (Rowe, Capitol Weekly, 6/23).
- "State Compensation Insurance Fund Seeks Unfair Competitive Advantage" (Sektnan, Capitol Weekly, 6/23).