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Expand Your X-Mod and Classification Knowledge with Free Webinars

March 10, 2020

Invest in your workers’ compensation insurance skill set by attending free webinars through the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB). Webinars consist of a brief presentation followed by a question-and-answer session.

Learn about classification rules in the Class Talk series, and to further your education, take the WCIRB CompEssentials®Classification Basics course.

The Mod Talk series covers the California Experience Rating System, and you can continue expanding your knowledge by signing up for the WCIRB CompEssentials Experience Rating Fundamentals course.

Visit the WCIRB Webinars page to view the complete webinar schedule, sign up for webinars and watch video recordings of past webinars.

Mod Talks

Reading a Ratesheet
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 10:00 – 10:30 AM PT
Learn how to navigate experience rating worksheets, also known as ratesheets, with speed and accuracy so you can provide superior service to your customers. Also learn where to find and how to interpret the footnotes and notations.


How to Treat Exception Claims in Calculating the X-Mod
Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 10:00 – 10:30 AM PT
Grow your understanding of the requirements for inclusion of exception claims,
such as subrogation claims and joint coverage claims, in the calculation of an experience modification (X-Mod).

The Variables in Calculating an X-Mod
Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 10:00 – 10:30 AM PT
Learn about some of the major factors that go into the calculation of an X-Mod
and how they influence the X-Mod. We will also go over the changes to the 2021 Experience Modification Estimator, a spreadsheet-based application you can use to help your customers understand how their X-Mods are computed.

Why Would an X-Mod Be Revised?
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 10:00 – 10:30 AM PT
Gain knowledge regarding the process for revising an X-Mod and in which situations it may apply.


Class Talks

Keeping Things Clean
Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 10:00 – 10:30 AM PT
Learn what questions to ask when classifying businesses that provide janitorial services, residential cleaning and construction job site cleanup and how to clearly differentiate each classification. This will help ensure the proper classification(s) are reflected on the policy and the data reported to the WCIRB is squeaky clean! You’ll also get to test your knowledge as we walk through different scenarios.


Weeding Out the Classifications in the Cannabis Industry
Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 10:00 – 10:30 AM PT
Learn about the potential classifications for various businesses in the cannabis industry, from growing to manufacturing products, so that you are prepared with questions to ask in order to accurately classify these types of businesses.