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New Tool for Submitting Ownership Information available in WCIRB Connect®

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New Tool for Submitting Ownership Information available in WCIRB Connect®

October 19, 2016

(Updated November 2016)
As part of our ongoing mission to enhance customer service, promote efficiency, reduce costs and eliminate paper consumption, the WCIRB is pleased to announce that agents, brokers and insurers are now able to submit ownership information electronically through WCIRB Connect. This new feature replaces submissions using WCIRB Form 601, Notification of Change in Ownership and/or Combinability of Entities Form, which will no longer be accepted by the WCIRB effective December 1, 2016.

The new Ownership Information Submission feature on WCIRB Connect allows the reporting of ownership information, such as in the following scenarios:

  • Two businesses do not share common ownership, but the WCIRB has combined them for experience rating.
  • Two businesses do share common ownership and the WCIRB has not combined them for experience rating.
  • Some or all of the ownership or assets of a business are sold, transferred or conveyed to another person or business. 

How to Access This New WCIRB Connect Feature

  • Agents and Brokers can access the Ownership Information Submission feature by clicking on the new Submit Ownership Information button on the top ribbon of the Policyholder Details page of WCIRB Connect.  
  • Insurers can access the feature by clicking on the new Submit Ownership button on the top ribbon of the View Policy page on WCIRB Connect.

If you or other individuals who submit ownership information to the WCIRB on behalf of your organization do not have a WCIRB Connect user account, please go to the WCIRB Connect information page on WCIRB.com to find out how to obtain a WCIRB Connect user account and attend one of the upcoming training sessions.

How the New WCIRB Connect Feature Works

The new Ownership Information Submission feature will guide the user through a series of prompts to ensure that the user provides detailed and accurate ownership change information, reducing the need for follow-up questions. Additionally, insurers will be required to review, approve or deny any ownership changes that were submitted by agents and brokers through this feature.

WCIRB Webinars

The WCIRB is offering free webinars for agents, brokers, and insurers to learn more about the new Ownership Information Submission feature on WCIRB Connect. Go to the WCIRB Connect Webinars page on WCIRB.com to register. 

If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service at [email protected].