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 - Ownership and Experience Rating

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Upcoming Webinars
General
WCIRB Research Forums
WCIRB Mod Talk
WCIRB Class Talk
IIABCal/WCIRB Webinars
COVID-19 Webinars
WCIRB Connect Webinars

 

To view recordings of webinars from the last two years, visit the WCIRB Webinars Archive page. 

If you would like the WCIRB to speak at your organization or event, please fill out the WCIRB Speaker Request Form.

 


Upcoming WebinarsTop

2022 WCIRB Geo Study
Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 AM PT
California’s workers’ compensation system is established on a statewide basis. However, claim patterns and costs often vary across the state. This webinar highlights the interactive 2022 WCIRB Geo Study, including new views on regional similarities and differences across California related to indemnity claim frequency and severity, medical and pharmaceutical costs, loss adjustment expenses, loss development, large losses, share of COVID-19 claims and more.
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Drivers of California Claim Duration
Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 10:00 – 10:45 AM PT
Why does it take seven years to close 90 percent of workers' compensation claims in California, compared with three years for the average U.S. state? In this webinar, you'll learn the four duration drivers for California workers' comp claims, including how claim duration differs across the state itself.
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Industry Webinar: COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation – Phase II of the Multibureau Collaboration
Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 11:00 AM PT
Several independent bureaus, including the WCIRB, and NCCI will host an insightful webinar on information derived from the COVID-19 and Workers' Compensation – Phase II of the Multibureau Collaboration collaborative study.
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GeneralTop

2021 USRP Changes
Presented October 11, 2022
The WCIRB goes over changes to the California Workers’ Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995 (USRP) that impact September 1, 2021 policies, including substantial changes made to simplify the Multiple Enterprises rule and the Iron or Steel Erection classifications. Also learn about Classification 8871, Clerical Telecommuter Employees, which became effective on January 1, 2021.
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What You Need to Know About 2022 USRP Changes
Presented October 11, 2022
We discuss the USRP changes that impact September 1, 2022 policies. Learn about the following: New companion classifications for two Electronics Industry Group classifications; Results of the Standard Exception study and its impact on Classification 4512, Biomedical Research Laboratories; Tile and cabinet stores study; Studies of several low-credibility classifications.
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WCIRB's September 1, 2022 Pure Premium Rate Filing and Summary of December 31, 2021 Experience
Presented June 1, 2022
WCIRB actuaries discuss the highlights of the September 1, 2022 Pure Premium Rate Filing submitted to the Insurance Commissioner as well as the latest available statewide premium and claim experience. 
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WCIRB Research ForumsTop

2022 WCIRB Geo Study
Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 AM PT
California’s workers’ compensation system is established on a statewide basis. However, claim patterns and costs often vary across the state. This webinar highlights the interactive 2022 WCIRB Geo Study, including new views on regional similarities and differences across California related to indemnity claim frequency and severity, medical and pharmaceutical costs, loss adjustment expenses, loss development, large losses, share of COVID-19 claims and more.
Register
View report

Drivers of California Claim Duration
Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 10:00 – 10:45 AM PT
Why does it take seven years to close 90 percent of workers' compensation claims in California, compared with three years for the average U.S. state? In this webinar, you'll learn the four duration drivers for California workers' comp claims, including how claim duration differs across the state itself.
Register
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Industry Webinar: COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation – Phase II of the Multibureau Collaboration
Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 11:00 AM PT
Several independent bureaus, including the WCIRB, and NCCI will host an insightful webinar on information derived from the COVID-19 and Workers' Compensation – Phase II of the Multibureau Collaboration collaborative study.
Register
View report

COVID-19 in California Workers' Comp – October 2022 Update
Presented October 18, 2022
Understanding the dynamics of COVID-19 workers' compensation claims and their impact on the California system is critical to actuarial, underwriting and claims leaders. This webinar will update the characteristics of those claims and how they compare to the more typical workers' compensation claims in the state.
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Understanding Approved September 1, 2022 Pure Premium Rates
Presented September 27, 2022
Learn what changes to expect with approved pure premium rates that are effective September 1, 2022. While the California Insurance Commissioner approved an average September 1, 2002 pure premium rate equal to the September 1, 2021 average pure premium rate, changes in individual classification pure premium rates were adopted. Hear from WCIRB actuaries as they explain the key drivers of some of the significant changes in individual classification pure premium rates, including classification definition changes, new payroll limitations, increased telecommuting and cumulative trauma claims.
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Long COVID and COVID Claims Medical Costs in the California Workers' Comp System
Presented March 10, 2022
Learn the patterns of medical treatment and cost of COVID-19 claims, how they are different from typical workers' compensation claims and what are the key cost drivers. WCIRB presenters also share an early analysis of long COVID, including prevalence and potential cost impacts on the California workers' compensation system.
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    WCIRB Mod TalkTop

    WCIRB Mod Talk webinars give insurers, agents and brokers and other industry professionals the opportunity to learn more about California’s Experience Rating System and potential future changes to the California Workers’ Compensation Experience Rating Plan—1995 (ERP). Each 30-minute webinar consists of a brief presentation and status updates, followed by a question and answer session. 


    WCIRB Class TalkTop

    WCIRB Class Talk webinars give insurers, agents, brokers and other industry professionals the opportunity to learn more about California’s workers’ compensation classification system and relevant information within the California Workers’ Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995 (USRP). Each 30-minute webinar consists of a presentation and updates on the classification system, followed by a question-and-answer session.

    How to Classify Cleaning Operations
    Presented May 25, 2022
    Brush up on the differences between janitorial, residential and specialty cleaning classifications and gain a better understanding of the rules and applications so you can properly classify the various operations.
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    Understanding Logistics Industry Classifications
    Presented January 25, 2022
    Learn how to correctly classify warehousing, trucking, freight handling and fulfillment services.
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    IIABCal/WCIRB WebinarsTop

    The WCIRB and the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of California (IIABCal) have collaborated to provide an educational webinar series specifically for California agents and brokers. Each webinar provides a concise overview of an essential workers’ compensation insurance topic and the opportunity for agents and brokers to get answers to their questions in a live session. 


    COVID-19 WebinarsTop

    Industry Webinar: COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation – Phase II of the Multibureau Collaboration
    Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 11:00 AM PT
    Several independent bureaus, including the WCIRB, and NCCI will host an insightful webinar on information derived from the COVID-19 and Workers' Compensation – Phase II of the Multibureau Collaboration collaborative study.
    Register
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    View report

    ​​​​​​​COVID-19 in California Workers' Comp – October 2022 Update
    Presented October 18, 2022
    Understanding the dynamics of COVID-19 workers' compensation claims and their impact on the California system is critical to actuarial, underwriting and claims leaders. This webinar will update the characteristics of those claims and how they compare to the more typical workers' compensation claims in the state.
    View video recording (registration required)
    View report 

    Long COVID and COVID Claims Medical Costs in the California Workers' Comp System
    Presented March 10, 2022
    Learn the patterns of medical treatment and cost of COVID-19 claims, how they are different from typical workers' compensation claims and what are the key cost drivers. WCIRB presenters also share an early analysis of long COVID, including prevalence and potential cost impacts on the California workers' compensation system.
    View video recording (registration required)
    View report

    COVID-19's Impact on Workers' Compensation – A Multi-Bureau Collaboration
    Presented January 20, 2022
    Join several independent bureaus and National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) to better understand how COVID-19 has impacted the American workforce since March 2020. During this webinar, you'll learn about the multi-bureau collaboration on COVID-19 claims data that offers a more comprehensive view of COVID-19 claim characteristics and trends.
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    WCIRB Connect® WebinarsTop

    The WCIRB has scheduled a series of webinars to help users with WCIRB Connect and to learn more about upcoming enhancements.