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Food and Beverage Service Industry Classification Decision Tool

Exciting news! Effective for policies incepting on or after September 1, 2024, any operations assignable to Classification 9079(1), Restaurants or Taverns, will be reassigned to one of six new classifications. The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) has got you covered with our brand-new online tool to help you quickly determine which food and beverage service classification applies. 

The WCIRB understands the importance of these classification changes and aims to make the transition as seamless as possible. We are actively conducting outreach, developing training resources and hosting informative webinars to ensure you’re fully equipped to navigate these changes. For the latest updates and resources, visit and bookmark the Food and Beverage Service Industry Classification Changes page.