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In this section, you will find current news stories from the WCIRB. To view stories from previous years, choose a year from the pull-down menu at the right of this page.

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) Classification and Rating Committee will meet at 9:30 AM on October 26, 2021 via webinar teleconference. The meeting is open to the public. Read More >
Following the Insurance Commissioner’s Decision on the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) September 1, 2021 Regulatory Filing, the WCIRB has issued over 88 percent of the January 2022 experience modifications (X-Mods) that insurers, agents/brokers and policyholders rely on for the January policy renewals. Read More >
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) has released its Quarterly Experience Report, an update on California statewide insurer experience valued as of June 30, 2021. Read More >
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) Governing Committee will meet at 1:00 PM on September 22, 2021 via webinar teleconference. The meeting is open to the public. Read More >
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) Classification and Rating Committee will meet at 9:30 AM on September 22, 2021 via webinar teleconference. The meeting is open to the public. Read More >
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) Actuarial Committee will meet at 9:00 AM on September 14, 2021 via webinar teleconference. Read More >
Effective September 1, 2021, the Multiple Enterprises rule was amended to clarify the rule and definitions applicable to operations that constitute Multiple Enterprises to promote consistent and accurate data reporting as well as to make the rule simpler and easier to administer. Read More >
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) has released the 2020 California Workers’ Compensation Aggregate Medical Payment Trends report comparing medical payment information from 2018 to 2020. The report is available in the Research section of the WCIRB website, or you can read it at the following link: Read More >
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) has released the Interactive Industry Stats – 2021 Edition report that provides premium, exposure and loss information based on unit statistical report data submitted to the WCIRB for policy years 2003 to 2018. Read More >
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) has released its Quarterly Experience Report, an update on California statewide insurer experience valued as of March 31, 2021. Read More >
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) has published the September 1, 2021 update to the loss elimination ratios that were used in computation of classification relativities in the recently approved September 1, 2021 Regulatory Filing Read More >
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) has released its 2021 State of the System report highlighting key metrics of the California workers’ compensation system, including the latest trends on rates, market characteristics and profitability. Read More >
Today, the California Insurance Commissioner issued a Decision regarding the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) September 1, 2021 Pure Premium Rate Filing (Filing), which was submitted to the California Department of Insurance (CDI) on April 29, 2021. Read More >
On June 11, 2021, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order Number N-07-21 rescinding the March 19, 2020 COVID-19 statewide Stay-at-Home Order. As a result of this Executive Order, certain Coronavirus Disease 2019 Payroll Reporting Rules have terminated or will soon be terminating. Read More >
On June 7, 2021, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) testified at a California Department of Insurance (CDI) public hearing regarding the WCIRB’s September 1, 2021 Pure Premium Rate Filing (REG-2021-00003), which was submitted to the CDI on April 29, 2021. Read More >
On June 25, 2021, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) released its report on workers' compensation losses and expenses for 2020. Read More >
The WCIRB Actuarial Committee will meet at 9:00 AM on June 22, 2021 via webinar teleconference. Read More >
The WCIRB testified at a CDI public hearing regarding the WCIRB’s September 1, 2021 Pure Premium Rate Filing, which was submitted to the CDI on April 29, 2021. Read More >
The September 1, 2021 versions of the USRP, ERP, Miscellaneous Regulations and California Basic Underwriting Manual publications are now available on wcirb.com.  Read More >
The WCIRB has released its Quarterly Experience Report, an update on California statewide insurer experience valued as of December 31, 2020. Read More >
The WCIRB has released its September 1, 2021 Experience Modification Estimator for insurers, agents and brokers to help policyholders understand how payroll and claims experience will affect the computation of their September 1, 2021 and later X-Mod. Read More >
The CDI will hold a public hearing on June 7, 2021 at 10:00 AM PT to consider the WCIRB’s September 1, 2021 Pure Premium Rate Filing, which was submitted to the CDI on April 29, 2021.  Read More >
Today, the California Insurance Commissioner issued a Decision regarding the WCIRB’s September 1, 2021 Regulatory Filing, which was submitted to the CDI on February 26, 2021. Read More >
The WCIRB Classification and Rating Committee will meet at 9:30 AM on May 18, 2021 via webinar teleconference. The meeting is open to the public. Read More >
Today, the WCIRB submitted its September 1, 2021 Pure Premium Rate Filing to the CDI, proposing advisory pure premium rates that are, on average, 2.7 percent above the average approved January 1, 2021 advisory pure premium rates.  Read More >
President and CEO Bill Mudge and his colleagues discuss how we at the WCIRB embrace human connectedness in a series of short videos. Read More >
Today, the WCIRB Governing Committee voted to authorize the WCIRB to submit a September 1, 2021 Pure Premium Rate Filing to the California Insurance Commissioner. Read More >
The WCIRB Governing Committee will meet at 9:30 AM on April 21, 2021 via webinar teleconference. The meeting is open to the public. Read More >
The WCIRB Actuarial Committee will meet at 9:00 AM on April 15, 2021 via webinar teleconference.   Read More >
The WCIRB Actuarial Committee will meet at 9:00 AM on March 16, 2021 via webinar teleconference. Read More >
The CDI announced that it will hold a public hearing on April 8, 2021 to consider the WCIRB’s September 1, 2021 Regulatory Filing, which was submitted to the CDI on February 26, 2021. Read More >
Today, the WCIRB submitted a September 1, 2021 Regulatory Filing to the California Insurance Commissioner. Read More >
The WCIRB has updated the cost impact evaluation of the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS) Drug Formulary, utilizing additional pharmaceutical transaction information in 2019 through the pre-pandemic period in 2020, in its Cost Impact of California’s Drug Formulary – Two-Year Checkup research brief. Read More >
The WCIRB Actuarial Committee will meet at 9:00 AM on February 16, 2021 via webinar teleconference. Read More >
The WCIRB Governing Committee will meet at 9:30 AM on February 10, 2021 via webinar teleconference. The meeting is open to the public. Read More >
The WCIRB Classification and Rating Committee will meet at 9:30 AM on February 2, 2021 via webinar teleconference. Read More >