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Coverage Research Request Service 

 

The following can request WCIRB coverage research directly on wcirb.com:

  • Insurers
  • Employers
  • Licensed health care providers
  • California Insurance Guarantee Association
  • Authorized Third Party Administrators and Managing General Agents
  • Attorneys involved in pending workers compensation claims and their authorized employees or copy service

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This service replaces the need to submit WCIRB’s Form 807, Coverage Research Service Request, which is no longer accepted. Coverage research requests made online require payment by credit card (Mastercard or Visa only) or ACH bank payment. 

The WCIRB provides the following options for employers, injured workers, insurers and others to access workers compensation insurance coverage information:

Coverage Inquiry Website

The California Workers Compensation Coverage Inquiry website provides a service for you to identify an insurer that wrote a California workers' compensation insurance policy for a specific employer on a specific date within the last five years. To use this free service created by the WCIRB, go to caworkcompcoverage.com.

WCIRB Connect® for Insurer Claims Adjusters

The Claims Coverage Research feature of WCIRB Connect provides insurer claims adjusters free and immediate access to detailed coverage information for policies that incept in 1974 or later.
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Coverage Research Service through WCIRB Connect

Authorized Government Agencies

Government agencies authorized to receive workers’ compensation coverage information pursuant to California Insurance Code Sections 11752.5 et. seq. and 1877 et. seq. can obtain online access to workers’ compensation coverage information through WCIRB Connect. Users authorized by the government agency must complete Form 401, Coverage Search – Government Users. The WCIRB will issue each user a WCIRB Connect user ID and password, which allows access to WCIRB Connect.

Injured Workers

Injured workers may obtain coverage research information without charge.

Other Authorized Parties

In addition to providing self-service coverage research capabilities to the public via the Coverage Inquiry website and for insurer claims adjusters and government agencies through WCIRB Connect, the WCIRB provides coverage research service to:

  • Insurers
  • Employers
  • Licensed health care providers
  • California Insurance Guarantee Association
  • Authorized Third Party Administrators and Managing General Agents
  • Attorneys involved in pending workers compensation claims and their authorized employees or copy service

To make a coverage research request, you must:

  1. Certify all of the following:
    • You are entitled to receive the coverage information.
    • The information will be used solely in connection with a pending workers compensation claim.
    • The information will not be otherwise published, distributed or released to third parties.
       
  2. Submit an online request on wcirb.com

Employers may also request their own coverage information at any time.

Requirements for Online Coverage Requests

The following information is required for the WCIRB to process a request for coverage information when there is a pending claim so please have it available when you submit your online request. This includes:

  1. Names of the parties of the pending workers’ compensation claim 
  2. Claim number (if known) 
  3. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) number (if assigned and known) 
  4. Employer for which the information is requested 
  5. Employers address 
  6. Year(s) of coverage needed

Fee for Coverage Research Service

The fee for WCIRB coverage research services is:

  • $20 per employer, per coverage year for 1996 through the present
  • $40 per employer, per coverage year for 1958 through 1995

Any portion of a year counts as a complete year. Fees are nonrefundable regardless of the outcome of the research. The WCIRB requires advance payment by credit card (Mastercard or Visa only) or ACH bank payment for all coverage research requests. Please allow up to 60 days from the time your order is submitted for the WCIRB to complete your requests.