FASI News is published quarterly and distributed via e-mail to all members of the Florida Association of Self Insureds. Please e-mail Michael Spellman, editor of FASI News, with articles, announcements, or comments.

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Some highlights of this issue include:

President's Message: Greetings from FASI!
Let us welcome FASI's newest President, Edward Shaw, as he assumes his role and invites you to participate in all that FASI has to offer. Click here to read his entire message.

Workers' Compensation Rate to Increase January 1
The deadline is fast approaching for the workers' comp rate increase which will take effect January 1, 2011. Make sure you are prepared by reading the entire article here.

What You Should Know About New Rule Changes to Self-Insurer Penalties
With the adoption of the revisions to 69L-5, F.A.C., Rules for Self-Insurers under the Workers’ Compensation Act, on March 9, 2010, came the implementation of new penalties for the failure to timely file required forms and filings. Click here to get all the details on how this may impact you.

In Memoriam: Bethan Hyde and Chuck Ayers
FASI lost some dear colleagues recently, two of FASI's biggest supporters, and they will be dearly missed. Click here for the details.

Advance Notice: The 1st DCA Stimulus Plan for Claimants
Has the Workers’ Compensation Administration Trust Fund been raided? And how will the 1st District Court of Appeal handle the outcome with the recently handed down liberal opinions that have been issued. Click here for the full report.

CMS’ New Section 111 “Alert” Extends TPOC Reporting for Liability (Including Self Insurance) Claims and Extends CMS’ Interim Dollar Reporting Threshold Exceptions
The latest report from CMS has been issued...see how it will impact you by clicking here for the entire alert.

Labor and Employment Update
Want the latest updates on what is happening within the labor and employment arena in Florida and find out how it may impact you? Click here for details.

Welcome New FASI Members
FASI has a great deal of new members who joined in 2010...Click here for complete list of new members and make sure to welcome them into the FASI family.

Thanks to the Sponsors
FASI is fortunate to have such a wealth of sponsors who support us throughout the year...Click here for list of those companies that sponsored a FASI event and make sure you contact them when their services are needed.

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