Our company has had no claims or injuries for many, many years; yet the cost of our workers’ compensation insurance has increased by about 300%. For every $100 of payroll we pay $24.55 in workers’ comp premiums.
Greg Arnold, Vice President of Camp Steak Co., Inc.
Insured through State Fund

Fix this system now. It is burying me. Worker’s comp and other regulatory costs and taxes take away all incentive for a small business to grow. I have about 30 employees. I once wanted to grow and have locations all over California. I am now trying to figure out how to reduce my workforce, even if that means closing locations, and still make a profit.
Chad Boucher, President of Carr’s Cleaners
Insured through State Fund

We have been in business since 1936 and if we don’t get relief soon we will have to close.
Gerald Lopes, Consultant and Sales of Lopes Trucking Service, Inc.
Insured through State Fund

We need to expand, but we think California is too expensive, [so we] plan to move to Nevada.
Phillip Overholtzer, President of Builder’s Choice, Inc.
Insured through State Fund

Doing business in California is truly a luxury. I can’t pay my workers the wages they need to live in this economic environment because all the money goes to WC premiums. I spend countless hours filing forms on what we KNOW to be FRAUD. Can’t prove the fraud and have no real way to fight it. Our company backs WC reform 110%.
Jennifer Juarez, Manager at Pacific Molding, Inc.
Insured through State Fund

Without reform, our business, like many others is in financial jeopardy due to increased operating costs. Our current workers comp rate is over 24%
Jack Wise Oval Head Corp.
Insured through State Fund

We badly need relief from workers comp!!! It is literally killing my business. I just found out that another sign company is moving to Nevada due to out of control rates.