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Classification and Rating Committee

The Classification and Rating Committee's primary responsibility is to review proposed changes to the Insurance Commissioner's workers' compensation insurance regulations and provide recommendations to the Governing Committee with respect to these changes. Additionally, the Classification and Rating Committee provides guidance to the WCIRB on a wide variety of administrative matters. The Classification and Rating Committee is comprised of six private insurers, elected by the membership, and State Compensation Insurance Fund. The Insurance Commissioner, or his designated representative, is entitled to attend all meetings of the Classification and Rating Committee.


Ellen Sonkin, National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh PA
Steven Schafer, Pacific Compensation Insurance Company
John Bennett, Preferred Employers Insurance Company
Reggie Fradkin, Republic Indemnity Company of America
Matt Zender, Security National Insurance Company
Geeta Shah, State Compensation Insurance Fund
Sarah Elston, Zenith Insurance Company

Scheduled Meetings

Future meeting dates of the Classification and Rating Committee are shown below.

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018 

Committee Meeting Documents

View agendas, minutes and other material related to the Classification and Rating Committee meetings in the Committee Documents section.