Senate Bill No. 863 (SB 863) was signed by California's Governor on September 18, 2012. The bill increases permanent disability benefits while making a number of reforms designed to reduce administrative costs and speed the delivery of medical care to injured workers. The WCIRB is closely monitoring the impact on system costs of SB 863 as they emerge in statewide loss and loss adjustment expenses. Shown below is the WCIRB's cost monitoring plan and links to the research reports and WCIRB Wire stories that have been released thus far.