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Below are official announcements from the WCIRB for the current year. You may use the drop down menu to view WCIRB Bulletins for the past two years. We recommend using the most current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these documents. You may order WCIRB Bulletins issued prior to the past two years on the Research, Data and Publications page. Additionally, you may subscribe to receive copies of current Bulletins as they are released by signing up for WCIRB Email Alerts.

Visit the WCIRB Bulletins of Continuing Interest page to view past WCIRB Bulletins covering workers' compensation issues and information of ongoing interest to WCIRB members.

2017-13 NAIC Terrorism Risk Insurance Data Call
June 29, 2017
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has requested that the WCIRB submit, on the industry’s behalf, insurer-specific workers’ compensation terrorism exposure data, including policy counts, payroll and terrorism premium information by payroll size interval for policies both with and without a specific charge for terrorism.      
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2017-12 New Fees for Coverage Research Requests – Effective August 1, 2017
June 29, 2017
The WCIRB Governing Committee has approved an increase in the fees charged for the production of workers’ compensation coverage information. These fees apply to requests submitted to the WCIRB by insurers, employers, licensed health care providers and attorneys. Injured workers will continue to receive coverage information free of charge.
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2017-11 Changes to Classification Assignments – Assembly Bill No. 1914 Procedures and Required Notice
June 29, 2017
The WCIRB has issued this bulletin as a reminder of the guidelines established by California Insurance Code Sections 11753.1 and 11753.2 for implementing a change in a workers’ compensation classification made by an insurer or the WCIRB, particularly those resulting in an increase in premium.
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2017-10 Report on 2016 California Workers’ Compensation Losses and Expenses
June 28, 2017
The WCIRB has compiled its annual report on calendar year aggregate costs.
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2017-09 WCIRB January 1, 2018 Regulatory Filing
June 27, 2017
The WCIRB submitted a Regulatory Filing to the California Insurance Commissioner.
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2017-08 WCIRB July 1, 2017 Pure Premium Rate Filing Decision
May 22, 2017
Today, the Insurance Commissioner approved the WCIRB’s proposed advisory pure premium rates with respect to new and renewal policies as of the first anniversary rating date of a risk on or after July 1, 2017.
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2017-07 Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (TRIPRA) U.S. Department of the Treasury 2017 Data Collection
May 11, 2017
The Federal Insurance Office (FIO) of the United States Department of the Treasury, pursuant to Section 111 of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (TRIPRA), is collecting data related to the effectiveness of TRIPRA which will be used in connection with reports that must be submitted to Congress.
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2017-06 101st Annual Meeting of the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California
April 24, 2017
On March 23, 2017, members of the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California convened for the WCIRB's 101st Annual Meeting. The Minutes to the meeting are now available. 
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2017-05 Report on December 31, 2016 Insurer Experience
April 14, 2017
The WCIRB has completed its report on insurer loss and premium experience valued as of December 31, 2016.
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2017-04 WCIRB July 1, 2017 Pure Premium Rate Filing
April 11, 2017
Earlier today, based on the unanimous recommendation of the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) Governing Committee, the WCIRB submitted a pure premium rate filing to the California Insurance Commissioner.
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2017-03 California Department of Insurance Directive Regarding the Implementation of Assembly Bill No. 2883
March 17, 2017
The California Department of Insurance (CDI) has notified the WCIRB of its concern that some insurers may be in violation of Assembly Bill No. 2883.
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2017-02 Notice of the 2017 Meeting of the WCIRB Membership
February 23, 2017
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California’s (WCIRB) Annual Meeting of its Membership will be held at 8:30 AM on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at
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2017-01 Emerging Trends in California Workers’ Compensation ALAE Costs
January 5, 2017
The WCIRB has completed an analysis of allocated loss adjustment expense (ALAE) costs in California workers’ compensation.
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