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WCIRB Releases Report on Losses and Expenses for Calendar Year 2021

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) released its report today on workers' compensation losses and expenses for 2021.  

To view the report, visit the Research section of or click the link below. 

Key findings in the report include: 

  • Medical losses paid in 2021 were $4.4 billion, or 53 percent of total loss payments.  
  • Indemnity benefits paid in 2021 were $3.8 billion, or 47 percent of total loss payments. Of this amount, temporary disability benefits accounted for 54 percent of indemnity payments and permanent partial disability benefits accounted for 35 percent. 
  • Total insurer combined losses and expenses incurred in 2021 were $13.1 billion, or 96 percent of calendar year premium, compared to $12 billion (or 85 percent of calendar year premium) in 2020. 

This report is prepared annually pursuant to Section 11759.1 of the California Insurance Code. 

Related Information 

Losses and Expenses Summary Reports 

June 29, 2022