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Universal Claims Certification Available in California

On September 26, 2018, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced that California will recognize a new adjuster certification system known as the Universal Claim Certification (UCC). The UCC is also recognized by Florida, Texas, Georgia, Alabama, and Missouri. It was created by the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) with the goal of becoming a federally recognized program, in order to eliminate the process and expense of obtaining a separate license to work in each state.

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SAWW Increases for 2019

In 2019 the California State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) will increase 2.971% for temporary total disability (TTD), permanent total disability (PTD) and other workers’ compensation benefits that are tied to SAWW increases. The SAWW is defined as the average weekly wage paid to employees covered by unemployment insurance as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor for California for the 12 months ending March 31 in the year preceding the injury.

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