On October 12, 2018, the California Insurance Commissioner approved numerous changes to the California Workers’ Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995 (USRP), California Workers’ Compensation Experience Rating Plan—1995 (ERP) and Miscellaneous Regulations for the Recording and Reporting of Data—1995 (Miscellaneous Regulations). Some of these changes are effective January 1, 2019 and others are effective January 1, 2020. (See Wire Story: Insurance Commissioner Issues Decision on January 1, 2019 Regulatory Filing.)
The 2019 versions of these publications, along with the advisory California Basic Underwriting Manual, are now available on the USRP, ERP and Miscellaneous Regulations page in the Filings and Plans section of the WCIRB website and at the links below.
Insurance Commissioner’s Regulations Effective January 1, 2019:
California Workers' Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995
California Workers' Compensation Experience Rating Plan—1995
Miscellaneous Regulations for the Recording and Reporting of Data—1995
California Basic Underwriting Manual
The Classification Search tool on WCIRB.com has also been updated to reflect new and revised classifications effective January 1, 2019. Users can search classifications by keyword or classification code and view current classification phraseologies, footnotes and related USRP rules. The Classification Search also provides the prior year’s phraseology for comparison, which can be found at the bottom of each classification’s Detail Record page in the Prior Phraseology and Footnote section. To access the Classification Search, visit the Learning Center section of the WCIRB website or go to www.wcirb.com/class-search.