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Proposed Classification Changes - Athletic or Fitness Instructional Programs, Spas and Baths

July 5, 2017

The WCIRB recently submitted its January 1, 2018 Regulatory Filing, which included proposed changes to the California Workers' Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995 (USRP) and the Standard Classification System. Several of the proposed changes resulted from the WCIRB’s Classification Research team’s comprehensive multi-year review of Classifications 8868, Colleges or Schools – private – not automobile schools – professors, teachers or academic professional employees, and 9101, Colleges or Schools – private – not automobile schools – all employees other than professors, teachers, or academic professional employees – including cafeterias. These classifications were established to apply to private colleges and schools. However, historically many employers that are not colleges or schools but provide a variety of instructional training programs have been assigned to these classifications by analogy.

During the initial phase of the multi-year study, the WCIRB Classification Research team reviewed the operations of employers assigned to Classification 8868 that provide athletic or fitness instructional programs, including but not limited to martial arts, gymnastics, dance, yoga and tennis. The WCIRB noted similarities and a blurred line of demarcation between the athletic-based employers assigned to Classification 8868 and some employers assigned to Classification 9053(2), Exercise or Health Institutes. In order to address the issue, the WCIRB also evaluated whether the constituents of Classification 9053(2) comprise a homogenous group. As a result, the WCIRB proposed a new classification for employers offering athletic or fitness instructional programs, and a new classification for spas and baths.

These proposals will be addressed at a webinar this Friday, July 7, 2017. Register at the link below:

Athletic or Fitness Instructional Programs, Spas and Baths
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM PT

Related Resources

The Standard Classification System
WCIRB Webinars