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Below are official announcements from the WCIRB for the current year. You may use the drop down menu to view WCIRB Bulletins for the past two years. We recommend using the most current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these documents. You may order WCIRB Bulletins issued prior to the past two years on the Research, Data and Publications page. Additionally, you may subscribe to receive copies of current Bulletins as they are released by signing up for WCIRB Email Alerts.

Visit the WCIRB Bulletins of Continuing Interest page to view past WCIRB Bulletins covering workers' compensation issues and information of ongoing interest to WCIRB members.

2017-27 2018 Nominations for the Governing and Classification and Rating Committees

The Annual Meeting of the WCIRB will be held on March 15, 2018 to elect representatives to the Governing and Classification and Rating Committees replacing those members whose terms are expiring. (The official notice for the Annual Meeting will be issued at a later date.)
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2017-26 California Department of Insurance Notice Regarding Senate Bill No. 189 (Corrected)

The California Department of Insurance (CDI) has requested that the WCIRB post to its website and notify its members regarding the issuance of the notice which summarizes the changes in the law resulting from Senate Bill No. 189 (SB 189).
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2017-25 WCIRB Announces Redesigned Classification Inspection Report

The WCIRB is pleased to announce a complete redesign of the WCIRB Classification Inspection Report. All reports issued for inspections conducted on or after October 30, 2017, will be in this new format.
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2017-24 Use of Self-Insured Data for Experience Rating

In order to improve the efficiency and accuracy of self-insured payroll and loss data submissions, insurers are permitted to submit self-insured data electronically in WCSTAT format. Effective January 1, 2018, insurers that submit hard copy self-insured data submissions will be charge a standard fee of $500 per rating to defray the cost of WCIRB staff time in processing the non-electronic submissions.
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2017-23 WCIRB January 1, 2018 Pure Premium Rate Filing Decision

The Insurance Commissioner issued a Decision and Order dated October 25, 2017, CDI File No. REG- 2017-00015, with respect to all matters contained in the WCIRB’s January 1, 2018 pure premium rate filing.
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2017-22 Summary of 2017 California Legislation – Bills Signed by the Governor

The WCIRB has provided a summary of the workers’ compensation bills signed by the Governor in 2017.
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2017-21 Revised Standard Endorsement Form Farm Schedule Endorsement—California (WC 04 04 06 E)

The Insurance Commissioner has approved revisions to the attached California Standard Form WC 04 04 06 E, Farm Schedule Endorsement—California, for consistency with recent changes made to the California Workers’ Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995 (USRP) effective January 1, 2018.
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2017-20 Revised Standard Endorsement Forms - Rating Effective Date Endorsement (WC 04 04 01 A), Estimated Annual Premium Endorsement—California (WC 04 04 10 A)

The Insurance Commissioner has approved the attached endorsement forms WC 04 04 01 A, Rating Effective Date Endorsement, and WC 04 04 10 A, Estimated Annual Premium Endorsement—California, as Standard Forms for use in California.
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2017-19 WCIRB Summary of Policy Year Statistics – 2017 Release

The WCIRB has compiled its annual summary of premium and loss information based on unit statistical report data submitted to the WCIRB.
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2017-18 Report on June 30, 2017 Insurer Experience

The WCIRB has completed its report on insurer loss and premium experience valued as of June 30, 2017.
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2017-17 WCIRB January 1, 2018 Regulatory Filing Decision

The Insurance Commissioner has issued his Decision with respect to all matters contained in the WCIRB’s January 1, 2018 regulatory filing.
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2017-16 Amendment to WCIRB January 1, 2018 Pure Premium Rate Filing

The WCIRB submitted an amended filing proposing advisory pure premium rates to be effective January 1, 2018 that average $1.96 per $100 of payroll.
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2017-15 Report on March 31, 2017 Insurer Experience

The WCIRB has completed its report on insurer loss and premium experience valued as of March 31, 2017.
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2017-14 WCIRB January 1, 2018 Pure Premium Rate Filing

The WCIRB submitted its January 1, 2018 Pure Premium Rate Filing (Filing) to the California Department of Insurance (CDI) proposing advisory pure premium rates that average $2.01 per $100 of payroll.
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2017-13 NAIC Terrorism Risk Insurance Data Call

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has requested that the WCIRB submit, on the industry’s behalf, insurer-specific workers’ compensation terrorism exposure data, including policy counts, payroll and terrorism premium information by payroll size interval for policies both with and without a specific charge for terrorism.
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2017-11 Changes to Classification Assignments – Assembly Bill No. 1914 Procedures and Required Notice

The WCIRB has issued this bulletin as a reminder of the guidelines established by California Insurance Code Sections 11753.1 and 11753.2 for implementing a change in a workers’ compensation classification made by an insurer or the WCIRB, particularly those resulting in an increase in premium.
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2017-12 New Fees for Coverage Research Requests – Effective August 1, 2017

The WCIRB Governing Committee has approved an increase in the fees charged for the production of workers’ compensation coverage information. These fees apply to requests submitted to the WCIRB by insurers, employers, licensed health care providers and attorneys. Injured workers will continue to receive coverage information free of charge.
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2017-10 Report on 2016 California Workers’ Compensation Losses and Expenses

The WCIRB has compiled its annual report on calendar year aggregate costs. This report provides a summary of various California workers’ compensation cost components in calendar year 2016. The report was prepared pursuant to California Insurance Code Section 11759.1.
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2017-09 WCIRB January 1, 2018 Regulatory Filing

The WCIRB submitted a Regulatory Filing to the California Insurance Commissioner
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2017-08 WCIRB July 1, 2017 Pure Premium Rate Filing Decision

The Insurance Commissioner approved the WCIRB’s proposed advisory pure premium rates with respect to new and renewal policies as of the first anniversary rating date of a risk on or after July 1, 2017.
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2017-07 Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (TRIPRA) U.S. Department of the Treasury 2017 Data Collection

The Federal Insurance Office (FIO) of the United States Department of the Treasury, pursuant to Section 111 of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (TRIPRA), is collecting data related to the effectiveness of TRIPRA which will be used in connection with reports that must be submitted to Congress.
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2017-06 101st Annual Meeting of the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California

On March 23, 2017, members of the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California convened for the WCIRB's 101st Annual Meeting. The Minutes to the meeting are now available. 
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2017-05 Report on December 31, 2016 Insurer Experience

The WCIRB has completed its report on insurer loss and premium experience valued as of December 31, 2016.
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2017-04 WCIRB July 1, 2017 Pure Premium Rate Filing

Earlier today, based on the unanimous recommendation of the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) Governing Committee, the WCIRB submitted a pure premium rate filing to the California Insurance Commissioner.
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2017-02 Notice of the 2017 Meeting of the WCIRB Membership

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California’s (WCIRB) Annual Meeting of its Membership will be held at 8:30 AM on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at
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2017-01 Emerging Trends in California Workers’ Compensation ALAE Costs

The WCIRB has completed an analysis of allocated loss adjustment expense (ALAE) costs in California workers’ compensation.
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