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Commissioner Issues Decision on January 1, 2021 Regulatory Filing

Today, the California Insurance Commissioner issued a Decision regarding the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California’s (WCIRB’s) January 1, 2021 Regulatory Filing, which was submitted to the California Department of Insurance (CDI) on June 25, 2020. In the Decision, the Commissioner approved all of the WCIRB’s proposed changes to the California Workers’ Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995 (USRP), California Workers’ Compensation Experience Rating Plan—1995 (ERP) and Miscellaneous Regulations for the Recording and Reporting of Data—1995 (Miscellaneous Regulations). These changes are effective January 1, 2021.

The Commissioner’s Decision includes the approval of a new classification for Clerical Telecommuter Employees. Learn how to apply the new Classification 8871, Clerical Telecommuter Employees, and the difference between it and Classification 8810, Clerical Office Employees, in this short video:

Availability of Experience Rating Information

The WCIRB will begin calculating January 2021 experience modifications within the next several days. Insurers, agents and brokers may access 2021 experience rating information via WCIRB Connect®.

Updated Regulations for 2021

The WCIRB is in the process of updating the USRP, ERP and Miscellaneous Regulations. 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 2021 USRP and ERP Changes 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, 2021 Pure Premium Rate Filing, which was submitted to the CDI on August 26, 2020.

Related Information

Insurance Commissioner's Decision
2021 USRP and ERP Changes Quick Reference Guide
WCIRB Wire: WCIRB Submits January 1, 2021 Regulatory Filing
Regulatory and Pure Premium Rate Filings
WCIRB COVID-19 Resources Web Page


August 28, 2020