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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 Data Products 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 member insurers.

2021-20 Revised California Standard Endorsement WC 04 06 01 B, California Cancelation Endorsement

The Insurance Commissioner has approved WC 04 06 01 B, California Cancelation Endorsement, to reflect changes resulting from the passage of Assembly Bill No. 1511, which was signed by the Governor and will become effective on January 1, 2022.
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2021-19 Updated WCIRB CompEssentials® Classification Basics Course Offered at Discounted Rate

The WCIRB CompEssentials Classification Basics course has been updated to include the latest analysis and examples to assist industry professionals in understanding important classification concepts. Through December 31, 2021, the WCIRB is offering Classification Basics at $10 off the regular price.
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2021-18 WCIRB ClassIntel Tool

Effective January 1, 2022, the WCIRB Governing Committee has approved an annual subscription fee of $4,000 per member insurer group for unlimited use of the WCIRB ClassIntel tool. The subscription form should be returned to the WCIRB by December 20, 2021 to avoid access to ClassIntel from being discontinued.
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2021-17 Summary of 2021 California Legislation – Bills Signed by the Governor

The following highlights the bills signed by the Governor that relate to workers’ compensation insurance and may be of interest.
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2021-16 Quarterly Experience Report as of June 30, 2021

The WCIRB has completed its report on insurer loss and premium experience valued as of June 30, 2021.
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2021-15 Quarterly Experience Report as of March 31, 2021

The WCIRB has completed its report on insurer loss and premium experience valued as of March 31, 2021.
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2021-14 WCIRB September 1, 2021 Pure Premium Rate Filing Decision

The Insurance Commissioner approved advisory pure premium rates for new and renewal policies effective on or after September 1, 2021. The approved advisory pure premium rates average $1.41 per $100 of payroll.
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2021-13 WCIRB to Release ClassIntel Tool

The WCIRB is releasing the new ClassIntel classification online analytical tool to member insurers later this month.
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2021-12 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Payroll Reporting Rules

A change to payroll reporting rules has been made in light of Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-07-21. 
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2021-11 2020 California Workers’ Compensation Losses and Expenses

The WCIRB has compiled its annual report on calendar year aggregate costs.
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2021-10 Amendments to Standard Forms and Advisory Policyholder Notice

The Insurance Commissioner has approved a revision to California Standard Form WC 04 04 06 I, Farm Schedule Endorsement – California, for consistency with a recently approved amendment to the California Workers’ Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995 (USRP) effective September 1, 2021 (see CDI File No REG-2021-00001).
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2021-09 Quarterly Experience Report as of December 31, 2020

The WCIRB has completed its report on insurer loss and premium experience valued as of December 31, 2020.
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2021-08 WCIRB September 1, 2021 Regulatory Filing Decision

The Insurance Commissioner has issued his Decision with respect to all matters contained in the WCIRB’s regulatory filing. All of the proposed amendments to the USRP, Miscellaneous Regulations and ERP effective September 1, 2021 were approved as filed.
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2021-07 WCIRB September 1, 2021 Pure Premium Rate Filing

On April 29, 2021, the WCIRB submitted a pure premium rate filing to the California Insurance Commissioner. The advisory pure premium rates for the approximately 500 standard classifications proposed to be effective September 1, 2021 are on average 2.7 percent greater than the average of the current approved January 1, 2021 advisory pure premium rates.
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2021-06 Payroll Limitations – Additional Classifications

As a reminder, the Commissioner approved a per employee payroll limitation of $139,100 for each of the classifications listed in this Bulletin for policies effective on or after January 1, 2020.
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2021-05 Minutes of the 105th Annual Meeting of the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California Held Thursday, March 11, 2021

On March 11, 2021, members of the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California convened for the WCIRB’s 105th Annual Meeting.
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2021-04 WCIRB September 1, 2021 Regulatory Filing

On February 26, 2021, the WCIRB submitted a regulatory filing to the California Insurance Commissioner. 
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2021-03 2021 Terrorism Risk Insurance Data Call

As in the past several years, the NAIC requested that the WCIRB submit, on the industry’s behalf, insurer-specific California workers’ compensation terrorism exposure data, including policy counts, payroll and terrorism premium information by March 1, 2021. 
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2021-02 Notice of the 2021 Annual Meeting of the WCIRB Membership

The WCIRB Annual Meeting of its Membership will be held at 8:00 AM on Thursday, March 11, 2021 via webinar.
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2021-01 Reporting of Transactional Data

The WCIRB Governing Committee recently adopted several changes to WCIRB transaction data reporting requirements.
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