Data, including losses and payroll by classification, resulting from every workers' compensation insurance policy written in California is reported to the WCIRB in a Unit Statistical Report (USR). These reports, submitted by your insurance company, are the source of the data used by the WCIRB to administer the Experience Rating System and to publish experience modifications.
USRs are reported at specific intervals defined in Part 4, Section I of the California Workers' Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan - 1995 (Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan). When a worker is injured on the job and a workers' compensation claim file is opened, an estimate of the total claim value (present and future) is made by your insurer and is included on the next unit statistical report for your policy filed with the WCIRB.
The first time a claim is valued for unit statistical reporting is 18 months after the policy inception month. This 18-month value is reported on a "first level" Unit Statistical Report, which must be submitted to the WCIRB 2 months after the valuation date, or 20 months after the policy inception month. Claims that are still open as of the first report are required to be valued and reported again 12 months later (30-month valuation, due the WCIRB at 32 months after the policy inception month) on a "second report." This process continues either until all claims are closed or for a total of 10 reports. Typically, only data contained in the first 3 reports is used for experience rating purposes.
|Inception Date of Policy||18-Month USR Valuation||30-Month USR Valuation||42-Month USR Valuation||54-Month USR Valuation||66-Month USR Valuation||...||126-Month USR Valuation|
|Jan 2017||Jul 2018||Jul 2019||Jul 2020||Jul 2021||Jul 2022||...||Jul 2027|
|Feb 2017||Aug 2018||Aug 2019||Aug 2020||Aug 2021||Aug 2022||...||Aug 2027|
|Mar 2017||Sep 2018||Sep 2019||Sep 2020||Sep 2021||Sep 2022||...||Sep 2027|
|Apr 2017||Oct 2018||Oct 2019||Oct 2020||Oct 2021||Oct 2022||...||Oct 2027|
|May 2017||Nov 2018||Nov 2019||Nov 2020||Nov 2021||Nov 2022||...||Nov 2027|
|Jun 2017||Dec 2018||Dec 2019||Dec 2020||Dec 2021||Dec 2022||...||Dec 2027|
|July 2017||Jan 2019||Jan 2020||Jan 2021||Jan 2022||Jan 2023||...||Jan 2028|
|Aug 2017||Feb 2019||Feb 2020||Feb 2021||Feb 2022||Feb 2023||...||Feb 2028|
|Sep 2017||Mar 2019||Mar 2020||Mar 2021||Mar 2022||Mar 2023||...||Mar 2028|
|Oct 2017||Apr 2019||Apr 2020||Apr 2021||Apr 2022||Apr 2023||...||Apr 2028|
|Nov 2017||May 2019||May 2020||May 2021||May 2022||May 2023||...||May 2028|
|Dec 2017||Jun 2019||Jun 2020||Jun 2021||Jun 2022||Jun 2023||...||Jun 2028|
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