WCIRB Releases Fourth Quarter 2022 Experience Report

5/12/2023

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) has released its Quarterly Experience Report. This report is an update on California statewide insurer experience valued as of December 31, 2022. 

Highlights of the report include: 

  • California written premium in 2022 is 14 percent above that for 2021, driven by higher employee wage levels and the economic recovery.  
  • The average charged rate for 2022 is 7 percent below that for 2021 and the lowest in decades. 
  • The projected loss ratio, including the cost of COVID-19 claims, dropped 4 points in accident year 2022. 
  • The projected combined ratio for 2022, including COVID-19 claims, is 5 points lower than in 2021. 

The full report is in the Research section of the WCIRB website and at the following link: 

WCIRB Webinar  

Join WCIRB actuaries as they discuss the highlights of the September 1, 2023 Pure Premium Rate Filing recently submitted to the Insurance Commissioner as well as the latest available statewide premium and claim experience. Please submit your questions when you register so that we may answer them during the webinar.  

WCIRB's September 1, 2023 Pure Premium Rate Filing and Summary of December 31, 2022 Experience  
Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT  
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