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

 

 

 

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COVID-19 Webinars

WCIRB Clarifies COVID-19 Payroll Exclusion Rule
Presented October 20, 2020
The WCIRB clarifies the COVID-19 era rules for employees who continue to be paid for time not worked during the stay-at-home order.
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Impact of Economic Downturn on CA Workers’ Comp
Presented June 4, 2020
With the dramatic drop in employment in California, the frequency of claim filings will likely be affected. The WCIRB discusses how prior recessions have affected claim frequency in California, provides forecasts of future claim frequency given alternative assumptions as to unemployment rates and summarizes some of the potential impact of post-termination and COVID-19 claims on claim frequency.
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WCIRB Evaluates Executive Order Impact on CA Workers’ Comp Costs
Presented May 28, 2020
The WCIRB actuarial and research teams discuss their recent evaluation of the potential cost impact of the governor’s May 6 Executive Order related to workers contracting COVID-19. The webinar focuses on the key assumptions underlying WCIRB estimates as to the number of workers affected by the rebuttable presumption of compensability in the Order, the COVID-19 claims potentially filed and the indemnity and medical costs on the COVID-19 claims filed.
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Summary of December 31, 2019 Experience and Update on COVID-19 Regulatory Changes
Presented April 30, 2020
WCIRB actuaries provide a summary of insurer experience and projections valued as of December 31, 2019. In addition, we provide an update on regulatory changes the WCIRB proposed to address the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on experience rating and data reporting.
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COVID-19 Claims – Cost Evaluation of Potential Conclusive COVID-19 Presumption in California Workers’ Compensation
Presented April 23, 2020
The California workers’ compensation system is expected to be significantly impacted by benefits and medical treatment costs paid to on behalf of California workers who contract the COVID-19 virus in the essential industries. In this webinar, WCIRB actuaries and researchers discuss the key assumptions underlying their estimates of the potential financial impact COVID-19 claims will have on the California system.
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COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation – What Employers Need to Know
Presented April 22, 2020 
We summarize proposed rule changes that have been submitted to the Insurance Commissioner to help California employers face unprecedented challenges during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, including issues around workers’ compensation claims, reclassification of employees with modified duties and exclusion of payments made to non-working employees.
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WCIRB Research Forums

Multi-Bureau Study of Workers' Comp Mega Claims
Presented September 11, 2020
Gain insights about the Countrywide Mega Claims study from the workers’ compensation rating bureaus that led the collaborative research effort.
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WCIRB Overview of the 2021 Proposed Advisory Pure Premium Rate Filing
Presented September 2, 2020
Actuaries discuss the January 1, 2021 Pure Premium Rate Filing and the impact the dramatic pandemic-related slowdown has had on future estimates of wages, claim frequency and claim severity growth.
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2020 State of the California Workers' Comp System 
Presented July 14, 2020
On July 14, 2020, the WCIRB released its seventh annual State of the System report as well as hosted this free webinar to discuss the latest trends in California workers’ comp premium and rate levels, cost drivers and industry results. While much of the historical data in the report predates the COVID-19 pandemic, during the webinar WCIRB actuaries explained how the pandemic and resultant stay-at-home orders will likely impact premium levels, claim frequency and claim severity in 2020 and beyond.
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New Payroll Limited Classifications
Presented February 6, 2020
We discuss the new classifications in 2020 that have payroll limitations, the reason for these changes, the reporting requirements and the pure premium rate adjustments for these classifications.
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2020 Physical Medicine Treatments and Their Impact on Opioid Use and Lost Time in California Workers’ Compensation
Presented January 22, 2020
While opioid use continues to decline in the California workers’ comp system, the share of medical payments for physical medicine continues to rise. Learn more about this and how physical medicine treatment affects opioid use and lost time from work. You will also learn about the overall patterns and trends in utilization and cost of physical medicine treatment in the California workers’ comp system.
 
2019-2020 USRP Updates
Presented January 21 and 23, 2020 
We review the California Workers' Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995 (USRP) changes for 2019 and 2020.
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WCIRB Indemnity Transaction Data Reporting Overview
This webinar covers WCIRB Indemnity Data Reporting Guide and data reporting requirements, and includes a Q&A session.
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    WCIRB Mod Talk

    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 Experiencing Rating Plan—1995 (ERP). Each 30-minute webinar consists of a brief presentation and status updates, followed by a question and answer session. 

    Why Would an X-Mod Be Revised?
    Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 10:00 – 10:30 AM PT
    What are some of the situations when an X-Mod is revised, and how do you go about getting an X-Mod revised?
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    The Variables in Calculating an X-Mod
    Presented August 12, 2020
    Learn about some of the major factors that go into the calculation of an X-Mod. We also go over the changes to the 2021 Experience Modification Estimator.
     
    How to Treat Exception Claims in Calculating the X-Mod
    Presented May 13, 2020
    Learn how to treat exception claims in the calculation of an X-Mod. Grow your understanding of why it is important to include them.
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    Reading a Ratesheet
    Presented April 21, 2020
    Learn how to navigate the experience rating form, where to find the footnotes and notations and how to interpret their meaning.
     

    WCIRB Class Talk

    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 Rating Plan—1995 (USRP). Each 30-minute webinar consists of a presentation and updates on the classification system, followed by a question-and-answer session.

    Fill Your Toolbox with Hardware Store Classification Changes
    Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM PT
    Learn how to correctly apply the new 2020 classifications for hardware store operations.
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    Who’s the Boss? Identifying and Classifying Construction Supervisory Employees
    Presented September 22, 2020
    Get a grip on the classification structure of the various construction supervisory levels and what types of employees are included so that you can accurately apply each classification. 
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    Weeding Out the Classifications in the Cannabis Industry
    Presented July 14, 2020
    Learn all the potential classifications that may apply in the cannabis industry.
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    Keeping Things Clean
    Presented June 9, 2020
    Review the rules and applications of the classifications for janitorial, residential and commercial cleaning.
     

    IIABCal/WCIRB Webinars

    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. 

    Classifying the Cannabis Industry in California
    Presented August 26, 2020
    Learn what questions to ask your clients when classifying cannabis industry businesses so you can include the correct classifications on a policy. The WCIRB discusses classifications for growing, processing, manufacturing, testing, packaging and making sales. 
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    Keeping Your Records Straight
    Presented May 20, 2020
    Learn when you can split payroll between classifications and how to apply the Multiple Enterprises Rule. Also learn which payroll records you need to maintain for special industries such as construction, stores and farms as well as the most common payroll adjustments allowed for workers’ comp. In addition, we discuss the rule changes the WCIRB has proposed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that have been submitted to the Insurance Commissioner for approval.
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    2020 USRP Manual Changes
    Presented February 25, 2020
    The WCIRB discusses the changes to the California Workers’ Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995 (USRP) for 2020, including the new payroll limited classifications and the findings and recommendations on classification studies around hardware stores, the aircraft industry, the hospitality industry and more. 
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    WCIRB Connect® Webinars

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