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Commissioner Issues Decision on January 1, 2018 Regulatory Filing

Today, the California Insurance Commissioner issued a decision regarding the WCIRB’s January 1, 2018 Regulatory Filing, which was submitted to the California Department of Insurance (CDI) on June 27, 2017. In the Decision, the Commissioner approved all of the WCIRB’s proposed changes to the California Workers’ Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995 (USRP), Miscellaneous Regulations for the Recording and Reporting of Data—1995 (Miscellaneous Regulations), and California Workers’ Compensation Experience Rating Plan—1995 (ERP). Some of these changes are effective January 1, 2018 and others are effective January 1, 2019.

Availability of Experience Rating Information

The WCIRB will begin calculating January 2018 experience modifications within the next several days. Insurers, agents and brokers may access 2018 experience rating information via WCIRB Connect (

Updated Manuals for 2018

The WCIRB is in the process of updating the USRP, Miscellaneous Regulations and ERP. Once complete, these documents will be posted to the Filings and Plans page of the WCIRB website. In the interim, the WCIRB has prepared the 2018 and 2019 Quick Reference Guide summarizing the approved changes to the Commissioner’s regulations. 

The Decision pertains only to the WCIRB’s Regulatory Filing and does not include amendments to advisory pure premium rates. Changes to advisory pure premium rates were proposed in the WCIRB’s January 1, 2018 Pure Premium Rate Filing, which was submitted to the CDI on August 18, 2017 and amended on September 8, 2017.

Related Information

Insurance Commissioner's Decision 
2018 and 2019 Quick Reference Guide 
WCIRB Wire: WCIRB Submits January 1, 2018 Regulatory Filing
Regulatory and Pure Premium Rating Filings 

September 12, 2017