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New WCIRB Experience Modification Estimators on WCIRB.com

July 13, 2016

Respondents to the 2015 WCIRB Voice of the Customer survey communicated their need for a tool to help them understand the likely impact of the 2017 experience rating changes to their experience modifications. The WCIRB listened and developed two Experience Modification Estimators. These Estimators are Excel-based applications that make it easy for users to estimate and compare experience modifications. Users will have the ability to obtain an estimated experience modification using the approved 2016 Experience Rating Plan values or the proposed 2017 Experience Rating Plan values.

How It Works

The Experience Modification Estimators rely on payroll and loss information entered by the user, and based on the WCIRB’s proposed 2017 Experience Rating Plan values, generates two estimated experience modifications, one using the variable split point values effective in 2017, and a comparison estimate using the current $7,000 fixed split point value. The user can also estimate an experience modification using the approved 2016 Experience Rating Plan values. These estimated experience modifications are for informational purposes only, and because results are dependent upon the information entered by the user, they may differ from the actual experience modifications issued by the WCIRB.

Where to Access

The Experience Modification Estimators can be accessed or downloaded for free in the Learning Center of WCIRB.com or through the links below: 

  • 2016 Experience Modification Estimator
    This application will estimate an experience modification based on the payroll and loss data entered by the user in the “X-Mod Calculation Inputs” tab, and the 2016 approved Experience Rating Plan expected loss rates, D-ratios, $7,000 fixed primary threshold and credibility values.
     
  • 2017 Experience Modification Estimator
    This application will estimate an experience modification based on the WCIRB’s proposed 2017 Experience Rating Plan values including expected loss rates, D-ratios, primary thresholds that vary by employer size and credibility values that have been filed with the California Insurance Commissioner. The user will see the estimated likely impact of the change from the $7,000 fixed split point plan to the 2017 variable split point plan on an individual employer's experience modification. As with the 2016 Estimator, the 2017 Estimator will rely on payroll, classification and claims information supplied by the user.

    The 2017 Experience Modification Estimator will be updated with the final approved values once the Insurance Commissioner issues a decision on the January 1, 2017 Regulatory Filing.

Additional Help

For detailed instructions on how to use the Experience Modification Estimators, review the Help Guide available for download on the first tab of each of the Experience Modification Estimator Excel files. A helpful Experience Modification Estimator shortcut sheet featuring an abbreviated version of the instructions is also available on the Experience Modification Estimator page in the Learning Center of WCIRB.com To view the proposed 2017 Experience Rating Plan values used in the calculation, go to the Publications and Filings section of WCIRB.com.

View a Demo

Sign up for the upcoming WCIRB Mod Talks webinar to see the 2017 Estimator in action and learn more about the proposed 2017 Experience Rating Plan values.

Proposed 2017 Rating Values and the Experience Modification Estimator
Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:00AM – 10:30AM PT

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Version Updates

Users that opt to download the Estimator are responsible for ensuring that they are accessing the most current version. Users will be notified of any version updates via WCIRB.com and through the WCIRB News and Notes e-newsletter. 

Related Information

Experience Modification Estimator Information and Help
2017 Experience Rating Plan Changes
WCIRB Mod Talks
January 1, 2017 Regulatory Filing

Future Editions

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