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Upcoming WebinarsTop

IIABCal/WCIRB Webinar: Worker's Compensation Classifications Update (1CE)​
Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT
A WCIRB expert will provide an in-depth overview of the six new Food and Beverage Service Industry classifications, following a multiyear study. As a result of this study, Classification 9079(1) will be eliminated, and restaurant employers must be reassigned to one of the new classifications for their policies incepting on or after September 1, 2024. As this change will affect all restaurant employers, which make up a significant percentage of the California workers’ compensation insurance market, agents and brokers must understand the reasons behind these changes and the scope of each new classification to enhance their client education and service.
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WCIRB 2024 Annual Conference​
Thursday, July 18, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM PT
Dive into cutting-edge discussions and gain valuable insights from the WCIRB and other workers’ compensation experts. As a bonus, all registrants will receive exclusive, early access to our highly anticipated annual State of the System report. There is no cost to attend this live, virtual event. Visit the conference page for more information.
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WCIRB 2024 Annual Conference​
Thursday, July 18, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM PT
Dive into cutting-edge discussions and gain valuable insights from the WCIRB and other workers’ compensation experts. As a bonus, all registrants will receive exclusive, early access to our highly anticipated annual State of the System report. There is no cost to attend this live, virtual event. Visit the conference page for more information.
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Serving Up the Food and Beverage Service Industry Changes​
Presented May 8, 2024
Dig into developments that are reshaping the Food and Beverage Service Industry. The WCIRB serves up what you need to know about changes effective September 1, 2024, including eliminating Classification 9079(1), Restaurants or Taverns, and the establishment of six new food and beverage service classifications. We provide you with a recipe for success so you can stay ahead of these changes and work with your clients.
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WCIRB Submission Manager Demo
Presented November 2023
The WCIRB has released the new Submission Manager module. To introduce you to this first step in modernizing WCIRB Connect®, we are presenting a demonstration of Submission Manager. During this demo, we cover: how to check the status of your submissions; Critical vs. Non-Critical Errors; the new Submission Detail Report; how to review errors with the new Record View; and an introduction of the all-new Validation Mode, including how to upload a test submission and validate it against Submission Manager’s edits prior to submitting the file through CDX.
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USRP Changes for 2022, 2023 and 2024
Presented September 20, 2023
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Calling all underwriters, agents, brokers, auditors and other workers’ compensation professionals! You're invited to view this webinar where we dive deep into changes to the California Workers’ Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995 (USRP) that impact 2022, 2023 and 2024 policies. Register today so you’ll be prepared with the latest classification information. We discuss the following changes to the USRP during the webinar:

Revisit USRP Changes Effective September 1, 2022: 

  • 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
  • Extension of payroll limited classifications
  • Studies of several low-credibility classifications

Learn About USRP Changes Effective September 1, 2023:

  • Changes to Classification 9061, Clubs, resulting in reassigning yacht club operations as well as overnight retreat facility operations and onsite clerical employees of retreat facilities
  • Construction dual wage threshold changes
  • Notable changes to several other classifications 

Preview Changes to the Food and Beverage Industry Effective September 1, 2024:

  • The elimination of Classification 9079(1), Restaurants or Taverns, and its constituents’ reassignments to six new classifications
  • The elimination of Classification 9079(2), Concessionaires, to establish a unique Classification 9081(2), Concessionaires, for consistency
  • Submit your questions when you register, and we will answer them during the webinar, time permitting, or email you afterward.

WCIRB’s September 1, 2023 Pure Premium Rate Filing and Summary of December 31, 2022 Experience
Presented May 24, 2023
WCIRB actuaries discuss the highlights of the September 1, 2023 Pure Premium Rate Filing submitted to the Insurance Commissioner as well as the latest available statewide premium and claim experience. 
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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 Research ForumsTop

WCIRB 2024 Annual Conference​
Thursday, July 18, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM PT
Dive into cutting-edge discussions and gain valuable insights from the WCIRB and other workers’ compensation experts. As a bonus, all registrants will receive exclusive, early access to our highly anticipated annual State of the System report. There is no cost to attend this live, virtual event. Visit the conference page for more information.
REGISTER 

WCIRB’s September 1, 2024 Pure Premium Rate Filing & Impact of Economic Changes on California Workers’ Compensation​
Presented May 16, 2024 
Join WCIRB actuaries to discuss the highlights of the September 1, 2024 Pure Premium Rate Filing. They will also discuss their research into the impact of economic changes on the California workers’ compensation system, including that the labor market is expected to remain tight, with historically low unemployment rates.
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Impacts of Employee Tenure on Workers’ Compensation Claim Frequency in California​
Presented April 18, 2024
Shorter-tenured workers are more likely to be involved in work-related injuries. View our webinar to gain a better understanding of the characteristics of workers’ comp claims by tenure and how frequency and claim characteristics by tenure vary across industries. Members of the WCIRB Actuarial and Research Teams offer up insights from a new study, Impacts of Employee Tenure on Workers’ Compensation Claim Frequency in California.
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Impact of Economic Changes on California Workers’ Compensation
Presented December 6, 2023
In a state where economic tides are constantly shifting, understanding the influence they exert on workers’ compensation costs and industry dynamics is vital. While many industries have shown resilience since the initial waves of the pandemic, there are notable exceptions, such as Retail and Hospitality. The WCIRB has analyzed data to observe how these factors impact economic changes in California workers’ compensation. With the release of Impact of Economic Changes on California Workers’ Compensation, members of the WCIRB Actuarial Research team share insights from their new report that you can use to navigate these dynamic times in your own business.
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2023 WCIRB Geo Study
Presented November 15, 2023
WCIRB actuaries explore the geographical differences in California’s workers’ compensation system. While the system is established on a statewide basis, claim patterns and costs often vary across the state. With the release of the interactive 2023 WCIRB Geo Study, this webinar discusses new findings 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; and more.
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Does Experience Rating Help Keep Workers Safe?
Presented March 29, 2023
In California, the primary statutory goal of experience rating is to provide financial incentives for employers to promote a safe workplace. While most employers pay close attention to experience rating, there is limited research on its effectiveness as a safety incentive. Speakers summarize the results of their research assessing the impacts of experience rating on claim frequency.
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Telehealth Services in the California Workers’ Compensation System
Presented March 22, 2023
The number of telehealth visits has seen an uptick since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. In this webinar, which coincides with the release of WCIRB’s new report, presenters discuss characteristics of telehealth services, as well as claims involving telehealth services, in the California workers’ compensation system.
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WCIRB Industry Profile: Healthcare 
Presented March 1, 2023
The healthcare industry is one of the largest in California, with more than 48,000 workers’ compensation policies, and it's been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn the operational characteristics, workers' compensation claim cost patterns and key cost drivers of the healthcare industry in California during this webinar that highlights the new WCIRB Industry Profile: Healthcare Industry report. This webinar provides insights to help you better understand the dynamics of this important industry from a workers’ compensation perspective.
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Industry Webinar: COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation – Phase II of the Multibureau Collaboration
Presented January 18, 2023
Several independent bureaus, including the WCIRB, and NCCI 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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Medical Characteristics of Cumulative Trauma Claims
Presented January 4, 2023
In the California workers’ compensation system, CT claims have always been a key cost driver. In this webinar, WCIRB presenters summarize the medical characteristics and typical medical diagnoses of CT claims as well as discuss characteristics of post-termination CT claims.
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Drivers of California Claim Duration
Presented December 13, 2022
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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2022 WCIRB Geo Study
Presented December 7, 2022
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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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. 

Worker's Compensation Classifications Update (1CE)​
Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT
A WCIRB expert will provide an in-depth overview of the six new Food and Beverage Service Industry classifications, following a multiyear study. As a result of this study, Classification 9079(1) will be eliminated, and restaurant employers must be reassigned to one of the new classifications for their policies incepting on or after September 1, 2024. As this change will affect all restaurant employers, which make up a significant percentage of the California workers’ compensation insurance market, agents and brokers must understand the reasons behind these changes and the scope of each new classification to enhance their client education and service.
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COVID-19 WebinarsTop

Industry Webinar: COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation – Phase II of the Multibureau Collaboration
Presented January 18, 2023
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.
View video recording (registration required)
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 
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.
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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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