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WCIRB Bulletins are 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.

2018-25 California Department of Insurance Notice – ACORD Form 130

The California Department of Insurance (CDI) asked the WCIRB to notify its members about the attached Notice dated November 14, 2018. This Notice pertains to two questions that appear on ACORD Form 130 (2013/09) which, if used for rating purposes, would violate California Insurance Code section 11735 (d).
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2018-24 Regarding the WCIRB January 1, 2019 Pure Premium Rate Filing Decision

The California Insurance Commissioner issued a decision regarding the WCIRB’s January 1, 2019 Pure Premium Rate Filing.
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2018-23 Revised Standard Endorsement Form - Farm Schedule Endorsement—California (WC 04 04 06 F)

The Insurance Commissioner has approved revisions to California Standard Form WC 04 04 06 F, Farm Schedule Endorsement—California, for consistency with recent changes made to the California Workers’ Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995 (USRP) effective January 1, 2019. In addition, a change was made for conformity with the USRP.
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2018-22 January 1, 2019 Regulatory Filing Decision – Effect on Proposed Advisory Pure Premium Rates

Since the issuance of the Decision, the WCIRB has been asked what the proposed advisory pure premium rates would have been for Classifications 8868 and 9101 and, as a result, the WCIRB computed updated 2019 classification relativities based on the Commissioner’s Decision.
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2018-21 WCIRB January 1, 2019 Regulatory Filing Decision

The Insurance Commissioner has issued his Decision with respect to all matters contained in the WCIRB’s January 1, 2019 Regulatory Filing.
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2018-20: New WCIRB Online Coverage Research Submissions

Coverage research requests may now be submitted and paid for online at wcirb.com. This service is available to insurers and their authorized third parties, employers, licensed health care providers and attorneys involved in a pending workers’ compensation claim. 
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2018-19 Summary of 2018 California Legislation - Bills Signed by the Governor

The California Legislature recessed for the year on August 31, 2018 and the Governor had until September 30, 2018 to sign or veto any bill passed by the Legislature. The following is a summary of the workers’ compensation bills signed by the Governor that may be of interest.
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2018-18 Quarterly Experience Report as of March 31, 2018

The WCIRB has completed its report on insurer loss and premium experience valued as of March 31, 2018.
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2018-17 Public Comment Period for Amendments to WCIRB January 1, 2019 Regulatory Filing

The California Insurance Commissioner has issued a Notice of Availability of Revised Text soliciting written comments on the changes in the amended filing only. All written comments must be received by the CDI no later than 5:00 PM on September 5, 2018.
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2018-16 WCIRB January 1, 2019 Pure Premium Rate Filing

On August 20, 2018, the WCIRB submitted a pure premium rate filing to the California Insurance Commissioner.
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2018-15 Amendments to WCIRB January 1, 2019 Regulatory Filing

The WCIRB submitted amendments to the January 1, 2019 Regulatory Filing to the California Insurance Commissioner.
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2018-14 WCIRB Launches Streamlined Letter of Authorization Process

The WCIRB has integrated DocuSign® with WCIRB Connect® to streamline the process for insurers, agents and brokers to obtain a policyholder’s digital signature on a Letter of Authorization to access inspection reports, experience rating worksheets and Comprehensive Risk Summary (CRS)™ reports.
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2018-13 California Department of Insurance Order Requiring Workers’ Compensation Insurers to Report Federal Income Tax Data

The California Department of Insurance (CDI) asked the WCIRB to notify its members about an Order from the Insurance Commissioner dated July 2, 2018. This Order requires every insurer licensed to write workers’ compensation insurance in California to make a rate filing with the CDI regarding the amount of their tax savings resulting from the Tax Jobs and Cuts Act of 2017 and provide the CDI information about the impact of those savings on rates.
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2018-12 WCIRB January 1, 2019 Regulatory Filing

The WCIRB submitted a January 1, 2019 regulatory filing to the California Insurance Commissioner.
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2018-11 2017 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 2017.
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2018-10 California Department of Insurance Notice Regarding Cooperative Corporations and Senate Bill No. 189

The California Department of Insurance has released a notice and legal opinion pertaining to July 1, 2018 changes in the law resulting from Senate Bill No. 189 (SB 189) and affecting cooperative corporations.
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2018-09 WCIRB July 1, 2018 Pure Premium Rate Filing Decision

The California Insurance Commissioner issued a decision regarding the WCIRB’s July 1, 2018 Pure Premium Rate Filing.
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2018-08 Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (TRIPRA) U.S. Department of the Treasury 2018 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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2018-07 WCIRB December 31, 2017 Quarterly Experience Report

The WCIRB has completed its report on insurer loss and premium experience valued as of December 31, 2017.
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2018-06 WCIRB July 1, 2018 Pure Premium Rate Filing

The WCIRB submitted a pure premium rate filing to the California Insurance Commissioner. The WCIRB proposes that the pure premium rates reflected in the filing become effective for workers’ compensation policies with an effective date on or after July 1, 2018.
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2018-05 Minutes of the 102nd Annual Meeting of the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California

On March 15, 2018, members of the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California convened for WCIRB’s 102nd Annual Meeting.
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2018-04 NAIC 2018 Terrorism Risk Insurance Data Call

As indicated in the WCIRB’s June 29, 2017 Bulletin No. 2017-13, the CDI directed the WCIRB to submit terrorism data for policies incepting in 2015 to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) through the New York State Department of Financial Services. The data for California policies incepting in 2015 was submitted on February 28, 2018. 
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2018-03 Notice of the 2018 Meeting of the WCIRB Membership

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California’s (WCIRB) Annual Meeting of its Membership will be held in March.
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2018-01 Revised and New Standard Endorsement Forms

The CDI has approved revisions to California Standard Forms WC 04 03 01 D,  WC 04 03 38 B, and others. Copies of the new forms are available in the Knowledge Center in WCIRB Connect®.
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2018-02 Revised and New Standard Endorsement Forms

The CDI has approved revisions that reflect the Senate Bill No. 189 (SB 189) provisions that take effect July 1, 2018 to existing Standard Forms and a new Standard Form for use in California, WC 04 03 66, Professional Corporation Coverage / Exclusion–California. Copies of these Forms are available in the Knowledge Center in WCIRB Connect®.
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