An insurer trade organization said it is joining self-insureds, business groups and municipalities in urging California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to reject a bill that would double benefits to injured workers.

"We will ask the governor to veto it," said Nicole Mahrt, a spokesperson for the American Insurance Association.

The measure in question is being pushed by State Senate President Don Peralta, D-Oakland, who has reportedly said he will beg the governor to sign the bill–SB 815.

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