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In this section, you will find current news stories from the WCIRB. To view stories from previous years, choose a year from the pull-down menu at the right of this page.

The WCIRB has released its Drivers of California Claim Duration report, which describes duration drivers for California workers' compensation claims, including how claim duration differs regionally across the state.  Read More >
The WCIRB, in collaboration with nine other workers’ compensation rating bureaus, has jointly released COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation – Phase II of the Multibureau Collaboration. Read More >
The WCIRB has released the 2022 WCIRB Geo Study, which underscores regional differences in claim characteristics across California. Read More >
The WCIRB Classification and Rating Committee will meet virtually at 9:30 AM on November 1, 2022. The meeting is open to the public. Read More >
This report details the characteristics of COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims in California and their impact on the state’s workers’ comp system. Read More >
The WCIRB has issued over 90 percent of the January 1, 2023 X-Mods that insurers, agents/brokers and policyholders rely on for January policy renewals. Here are several tools to access published X-Mods and check the status of a pending X-Mod. Read More >
As a result of a Supreme Court decision, an injunction is lifted and motor carriers doing business in California are subject to AB 5 for purposes of workers’ compensation. Read More >
This report is an update on California statewide insurer experience valued as of June 30, 2022. Read More >
This report compares medical payment information from 2019 through 2021. The annual report analyzes medical payment and utilization trends by provider type, service locations and different service types. Read More >
This report provides premium, exposure and loss information based on unit statistical report data submitted to the WCIRB for policy years 2003 to 2019. Read More >
The WCIRB Governing Committee will meet virtually at 9:30 AM on September 21, 2022. The meeting is open to the public. Read More >
The WCIRB Actuarial Committee will meet virtually at 9:00 AM on September 13, 2022. The meeting is open to the public. Read More >
In his Decision on the September 1, 2021 WCIRB Regulatory Filing, the Commissioner approved the application of payroll limitations for the following seven classifications effective September 1, 2022: Read More >
The WCIRB has published an update to the loss elimination ratios used in computation of classification relativities in the recently approved September 1, 2022 Regulatory Filing. This annual update reflects the most current claim severity and benefit on-leveling factors. Read More >
The State of the System report highlights key metrics of the California workers’ compensation system, including the latest trends on rates, market characteristics and profitability. Read More >
The Insurance Commissioner issued a Decision that indicated the approved advisory pure premium rate of $1.45 should remain unchanged. Read More >
As a WCIRB executive leadership team member, Coleman assists in leading the strategic vision and planning of the organization. Read More >
This report is an update on California statewide insurer experience valued as of March 31, 2022. Read More >
The WCIRB Classification and Rating Committee will meet virtually at 9:30 AM on August 9, 2022. The meeting is open to the public. Read More >
The September 1, 2022 versions of the USRP, ERP and Miscellaneous Regulations, along with the advisory California Basic Underwriting Manual, are now available.   Read More >
The Estimator is for insurers, agents and brokers to help policyholders understand how payroll and claims experience will affect the computation of their September 1, 2022 and later X-Mod.   Read More >
Key findings in the report include: Medical losses paid in 2021 were $4.4 billion, or 53 percent of total loss payments. Read More >
Today, the California Insurance Commissioner issued a Decision regarding the WCIRB’s September 1, 2022 Regulatory Filing. The proposed amendments to sunset the exclusion of COVID-19 claims in the ERP were not approved. Read More >
The WCIRB Actuarial Committee will virtually meet at 9:00 AM on June 28, 2022. The meeting is open to the public.   Read More >
The WCIRB presented the actuarial basis for the WCIRB’s average proposed September 1, 2022 advisory pure premium rate of $1.56 per $100 of payroll. Read More >
This report is an update on California statewide insurer experience valued as of December 31, 2021. Read More >
The CDI announced that it will hold a public hearing on June 14, 2022 at 10:00 AM PT to consider the WCIRB’s September 1, 2022 Pure Premium Rate Filing. Read More >
The WCIRB Classification and Rating Committee will virtually meet at 9:30 AM on May 17, 2022. Read More >
The WCIRB has submitted its September 1, 2022 Pure Premium Rate Filing to the CDI proposing advisory pure premium rates that are, on average, 7.6 percent above the average approved September 1, 2021 advisory pure premium rates. Read More >
Today, the WCIRB Governing Committee voted to authorize the WCIRB to submit a September 1, 2022 Pure Premium Rate Filing to the California Insurance Commissioner. The filing will propose advisory pure premium rates that will be on average 7.6 percent above the average approved September 1, 2021 advisory pure premium rates.  Read More >
The WCIRB Governing Committee will meet at 9:30 AM on April 20, 2022 via webinar. The meeting is open to the public. Read More >
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) Actuarial Committee will meet at 9:00 AM on April 14, 2022 via webinar. Read More >
President and CEO Bill Mudge and his colleagues discuss how we at the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) are recharging our relationships with WCIRB customers in a short video. Read More >
The CDI announced that it will hold a public hearing on April 26, 2022 to consider the WCIRB September 1, 2022 Regulatory Filing, which was submitted to the CDI on February 28, 2022. Read More >
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) Actuarial Committee will meet at 9:00 AM on March 21, 2022 via webinar. At the meeting, the Committee will review the following: Read More >
The WCIRB has released a new report, Medical Treatments and Costs of COVID-19 Claims and An Early Look at Long COVID in the California Workers’ Compensation System. Read More >
Today, the WCIRB submitted a September 1, 2022 Regulatory Filing to the California Insurance Commissioner.  Read More >
The WCIRB Actuarial Committee will meet at 9:00 AM on February 15, 2022 via webinar. The meeting is open to the public. Read More >
The WCIRB Governing Committee will meet at 9:30 AM on February 9, 2022 via webinar. The meeting is open to the public. Read More >
The WCIRB Classification and Rating Committee will meet at 9:30 AM on February 1, 2022 via webinar. Read More >