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New and Upcoming from the WCIRB

August 2, 2017

This edition of News and Notes highlights updates, reminders, new resources and upcoming events from the WCIRB. has a New Look!

This week, the WCIRB launched the refreshed website that includes a brand new look and feel, an enhanced site search and one-stop pages with content geared specifically towards the needs of those involved in workers’ compensation insurance such as:

Agents and Brokers Employers Underwriters
Premium Auditors Claims Adjusters Data Reporters
Actuaries/Researchers Injured Workers Government Agencies

Visit the new now!

New Fees for Coverage Research Requests

In June, the WCIRB Governing Committee approved an increase in the fees charged for the production of workers’ compensation insurance coverage information. These fees apply to requests submitted to the WCIRB by insurers, employers, licensed health care providers and attorneys. Effective August 1, 2017, the fee for WCIRB coverage research services is:

•    $20 per employer, per coverage year for 1996 through the present
•    $40 per employer, per coverage year for 1958 through 1995

Injured workers will continue to receive coverage information free of charge. Insurer claim adjusters can also access coverage information through WCIRB Connect. For more details, view the Coverage Research page on

Upcoming Webinar: New WCIRB Classification Inspection Report

The WCIRB continues its partnership with the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of California (IIABCal) with the third in a series of four webinars on trending workers' compensation topics:

The Classification Inspection Report
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM PT
The WCIRB is working on a more streamlined Classification Inspection Report. Join the WCIRB’s Paul Kim for a section-by-section tour of the Inspection Report’s new design and learn about recent enhancements.
Register now>
View the entire WCIRB Webinar schedule>

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If you have a workers' compensation question or a topic that you would like covered in an upcoming News and Notes, email [email protected].