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Upcoming Free Educational Webinars

March 23, 2016

Increase your understanding of the California workers’ compensation system and the WCIRB by attending our educational webinars. Each 30-minute webinar focuses on a specific workers’ compensation topic, and gives you the opportunity to get your questions answered by WCIRB experts. Check out the schedule below for all of our 2016 educational webinars, which are free and open to anyone.

IIABCal Workers’ Compensation Webinar Series

The WCIRB and the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of California (IIABCal) are presenting a series of four workers’ compensation webinars for agents and brokers. When you register for one of the webinars below, you’ll have a chance to note any pain points you have had regarding the topic, which will help us tailor the presentation.

  • WCIRB Resources for Agents and Brokers
    Wednesday, April 27, 10:00 AM PT
    Do you know about the helpful tools and resources available on the WCIRB website? Join Stacy Lein for a discussion on the WCIRB Customer Service Department’s most frequently asked questions and see a demo of the free online resources available to help you do your job.
    View the video recording>
    Download the presentation slides>
    Download the Agents and Brokers Toolkit>
  • 2017 Experience Modifications
    Wednesday, June 22, 10:00 AM PT
    Have you heard about the significant changes to experience rating effective January 1, 2017? Rod Libbe will explain how experience modifications will be calculated using a primary/excess split point that varies based on the size of the employer.
    Register Now>
  • What to Expect at the Final Audit
    Wednesday, August 24, 10:00 AM PT
    What should a policyholder expect at the time of their workers’ compensation premium audit? Join Calvin Anderson to learn why an audit is required, penalties for refusing an audit, audit dispute procedures, and the recent enhancements to California’s Test Audit Program.
    Register Now>
  • General Approach to Classifying a Business
    Wednesday, October 19, 10:00 AM PT
    Are you new to the Standard Classification System? Not sure where to begin? In this webinar, Lynn Yelverton will discuss a general approach to classifying a business and the factors to consider when searching for the applicable classification codes.
    Register Now>

WCIRB Mod Talks – 2017 Experience Rating Plan Changes

WCIRB Mod Talks are webinar discussions regarding the significant Experience Rating Plan changes coming in 2017. Each 30-minute webinar starts with a brief presentation on a specific aspect of the changes, a status update regarding the implementation timeline, and a Q&A session to help you get ready for 2017 experience modifications.

  • California’s Variable Split Point Experience Rating Plan
    Dave Bellusci and Ward Brooks explain the variable split plan, how it differs from the current fixed split plan, and the expected impact of the transition effective January 1, 2017.
    View Recording>
  • Eligibility and the Impact of Unaudited Payroll in 2017
    Thursday, April 7, 10:00 AM PT
    Dave Bellusci and Rod Libbe discuss eligibility for experience rating and what happens to the policyholder’s experience modification if they are uncooperative at the final audit.
    View the video recording>
    Download the presentation slides>
  • The Regulatory Filing Process
    Thursday, May 26, 10:00 AM PT
    Dave Bellusci and Ward Brooks explain the process for proposing Experience Rating Plan enhancements to the Insurance Commissioner, and what to expect in the WCIRB’s January 1, 2017 Regulatory Filing.
    Register Now>
  • Proposed 2017 Rating Values and the X-Mod Calculator
    Thursday, July 28, 10:00 AM PT
    Dave Bellusci and Ward Brooks discuss the proposed 2017 rating values, the new X-Mod Calculator, and the timeline for the Insurance Commissioner’s decision.
    Register Now>
  • January 2017 Experience Modifications
    Thursday, September 29, 10:00 AM PT
    Dave Bellusci and Rod Libbe discuss the initial issuance of January 2017 experience modifications, revisions to the ratesheet, and helpful tools and resources available on the WCIRB website.
    Register Now>
  • 2016 Recap and Looking Forward
    Thursday, November 17, 10:00 AM PT
    Dave Bellusci and Ward Brooks discuss the status of 2017 experience modifications, frequently asked questions, and thoughts on 2017 and beyond.
    Register Now>

Related Information

Information on 2017 Experience Rating Plan Changes
WCIRB Webinars

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