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Darren Cartwright

Senior Vice President, Claims Audit and Consulting Group

Editor, Claims

Darren leads our Claims Audit and Consulting Group, offering expertise in the areas of occupational and non-occupational disabilities, leaves of absence, and workers’ compensation. In addition to his work in saving clients time and money on complex litigated claims and by auditing claim programs, he helps clients implement Integrated Disability Management (IDM) programs and come to understand the true cost of absence.

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Darren Cartwright

Senior Vice President, Claims Audit and Consulting Group

Editor, Claims

Darren leads our Claims Audit and Consulting Group, offering expertise in the areas of occupational and non-occupational disabilities, leaves of absence, and workers’ compensation. In addition to his work in saving clients time and money on complex litigated claims and by auditing claim programs, he helps clients implement Integrated Disability Management (IDM) programs and come to understand the true cost of absence.

415.402.6542

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The Dynamex Decision: Will California’s New Ruling On Independent Contractors Apply to Workers’ Compensation?

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court announced an important change in how employers will be required to distinguish between independent consultants and employees, making it harder for workers to fit the criteria to be called an “independent contractor.”1 The court adopted a test similar to the “ABC” test used in Massachusetts, which has been considered the strictest in the country, pulling more and more workers out of the “contractor” bucket and into the “employee” bucket—a change that may affect companies’ bottom lines.

Restricted Stock Awards and Workers Compensation: What You Need to Know to Avoid an Unexpected Premium Surprise

Many emerging businesses, especially those in the incubation stage of research and product development in technology and life sciences industries, have long favored paying their employees with a combination of equity incentives and cash. One popular method to entice employees to remain onboard and share in the success of the company is to offer restricted stock units in lieu of higher salaries.

California Workers’ Compensation – Top Challenges in 2017

Several changes took place January 1st that will impact your total cost of risk for California Workers' Compensation. Changes to the Experience Rating System, First Aid Claims, Directors & Officers Exclusion (AB 2883), Directors & Officers Minimum and Maximum Charges, and Pure Premium Advisory Rate will prove to be the top challenges of 2017.

Claims 101: Carrier, We Have A Problem (Part 1)

Based on our experience, if an issue has matured into a claim that can be submitted to insurance then you should notice the claim. “Noticing” is simply letting the carrier know that a claim has come up—a claim broadly being a written demand for relief.