Media Advisory: Injured Workers, Labor, Doctors, Consumers to Oppose Workers Compensation Insurance Rate Increase
Monday, June 8, 2009
Contact: Steve Hopcraft, 916/457-5546; Steve@hopcraft.com
Leaders of labor unions, consumers, injured workers and their advocates, and doctors who treat injured workers have called a Monday, June 8, news conference to oppose the insurance industry/s request for a 23% premium rate increase. The news conference will occur in conjunction with a hearing called by the Insurance Commissioner to examine the insurance industry/s claim that medical costs require such an unprecedented rate increase.
Todd McFarren, president of the California Applicants Attorneys Association (CAAA), opposes the insurance industry/s proposed 23% increase in workers compensation premiums because "the insurance carriers/ rate hikes would not go to medical treatment for injured workers, but to profits or to pay the skyrocketing cost of denying medical care and permanent disability compensation."
WHO: Todd McFarren, CAAA president
Emily Clayton, California Labor Federation
Jesse Ceniceros, president, VotersInjuredatWork.org
Steve Cattolica, Ca. Society for Industrial Medicine & Surgery
Richard Holober, Consumer Federation of California
WHEN: Monday, June 8, 2009; 12:15 pm
WHERE: 1500 Capitol Mall, Building 172, Room 72.154 Sacramento
PHONE: 1-800-920-7487, Participation Code: 36453871#
Posted 06-05-2009 10:36 AM by caaaAdmin