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WCIRB Bulletins are announcements from the WCIRB for the current year. You may use the drop-down menu to view WCIRB Bulletins for the past two years. We recommend using the most current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these documents. You may order WCIRB Bulletins issued prior to the past two years on the Research, Data and Publications page. Additionally, you may subscribe to receive copies of current Bulletins as they are released by signing up for WCIRB Email Alerts.

Visit the WCIRB Bulletins of Continuing Interest page to view past WCIRB Bulletins covering workers' compensation issues and information of ongoing interest to WCIRB members.

2020-27 WCIRB January 1, 2021 Pure Premium Rate Filing Decision

On August 26, 2020, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) issued a Bulletin advising members that a pure premium rate filing had been submitted to the California Insurance Commissioner that day proposing January 1, 2021 advisory pure premium rates that average $1.56 per $100 of payroll.
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2020-26 Standard Form WC 00 04 22 C, Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act Disclosure Endorsement

NCCI has amended its filing (P-1417(A)) to clarify that WC 00 04 22 C is effective for both new and renewal policies with effective dates on and after 12:01 a.m. on January 1, 2021; and any in-force policy in effect on and after January 1, 2021.
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2020-25 Application of July 1, 2020 COVID-19 Rule Change – Excluded Remuneration

The WCIRB has received numerous inquiries about the application of the July 1, 2020 rule regarding the treatment of payroll for employees who continue to be paid while they are performing no duties of any kind in service of the employer.
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2020-24 Quarterly Experience Report as of June 30, 2020

The WCIRB has completed its report on insurer loss and premium experience valued as of June 30, 2020.
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2020-23 Summary of 2020 California Legislation – Bills Signed by the Governor

This Bulletin contains a summary of the bills related to workers’ compensation signed by the Governor.
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2020-22 COVID-19 Reporting Requirement Endorsement – California (WC 04 06 04)

The California Insurance Commissioner has approved California Standard Form WC 04 06 04, COVID-19 Reporting Requirement Endorsement – California.
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2020-21 Farm Schedule Endorsement – California (WC 04 04 06 H)

The Insurance Commissioner has approved revisions to California Standard Form WC 04 04 06 H, Farm Schedule Endorsement – California, for consistency with recently approved amendments to the USRP effective January 1, 2021. 
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2020-20 Quarterly Experience Report as of March 31, 2020

The WCIRB has completed its report on insurer loss and premium experience valued as of March 31, 2020.
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2020-19 WCIRB January 1, 2021 Regulatory Filing Decision

The Insurance Commissioner has issued his Decision with respect to all matters contained in the WCIRB’s January 1, 2021 Regulatory Filing. 
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2020-18 WCIRB January 1, 2021 Pure Premium Rate Filing

On August 26, 2020, the WCIRB submitted a pure premium rate filing to the California Insurance Commissioner.
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2020-17 2019 California Workers’ Compensation Losses and Expenses

The WCIRB has compiled its annual report on calendar year aggregate costs.
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2020-16 WCIRB January 1, 2021 Regulatory Filing

On June 25, 2020, the WCIRB submitted a regulatory filing to the California Insurance Commissioner.
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2020-15 WCIRB Expands Classification Inspection Report Program for Agents and Brokers

Effective July 1, 2020, the WCIRB is expanding its Special Inspection Report program to allow agents and brokers to request a WCIRB physical inspection of their clients’ California business operations.
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2020-14 WCIRB July 1, 2020 Special Regulatory Filing Decision

The Insurance Commissioner has issued his Decision with respect to all matters contained in the WCIRB’s July 1, 2020 Special Regulatory Filing Decision.
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2020-13 Policyholder Notice PN 04 99 01 H

Policyholder Notice PN 04 99 01 H, Your Right to Rating and Dividend Information (Ed. 05-20), notifies insured employers regarding the availability of a policyholder ombudsman, their right to rating and dividend information, and the procedures for disputing and appealing the actions of insurers and the WCIRB to the Insurance Commissioner.
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2020-12 Quarterly Experience Report as of December 31, 2019

The WCIRB has completed its report on insurer loss and premium experience valued as of December 31, 2019.
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2020-11 WCIRB July 1, 2020 Special Regulatory Filing

The WCIRB submitted a special regulatory filing to the California Insurance Commissioner. 
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2020-10 New Standard Forms – Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019

The Insurance Commissioner approved endorsement forms to reflect changes resulting from the passage of TRIPRA 2019. 
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2020-09 Coronavirus Disease – 2019 (COVID-19) Claim Reporting Requirements

The WCIO has established a Catastrophe Number and added a Nature of Injury Code and a Cause of Injury Code to track claims involving a diagnosis of COVID-19 with Accident Dates on or after December 1, 2019.
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2020-08 July 1, 2020 Revision to the WCIRB Premium Audit Accuracy Program

The WCIRB is revising its WCIRB Premium Audit Accuracy Program to establish timeliness standards for insurers to fully respond to WCIRB inquiries regarding USR data that may significantly affect ratemaking data.
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2020-06 Obtaining Coverage Information from the WCIRB

This bulletin highlights the various ways workers' compensation insurance coverage information can be obtained through the WCIRB.
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2020-05 Notice of Format Change to the 2020 Annual Meeting of the WCIRB Membership

Due to concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19), the WCIRB Annual Meeting of its Membership will be held via webinar.
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2020-04 2020 Terrorism Risk Insurance Data Call

As in the past several years, the NAIC requested that the WCIRB submit, on the industry's behalf, insurer-specific California workers' compensation terrorism exposure data, including policy counts, payroll and terrorism premium information by March 1, 2020.
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2020-03 WCIRB File Transfer Protocol Support Policy Update

The WCIRB is adjusting its File Transfer Protocol (FTP) standard.
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2020-02 Notice of the 2020 Annual Meeting of the WCIRB Membership

The WCIRB's Annual Meeting of its Membership will be held at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the WCIRB's office located at 1221 Broadway, Suite 900 in Oakland, California.
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2020-01 Reporting of Indemnity Transaction Data – Updated Reporting Guide

The WCIRB has issued an updated WCIRB Indemnity Data Call Reporting Guide, which is now available on the WCIRB's website.
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