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COMING SOON: Coverage Research Request Service on WCIRB.com 

Beginning in the third quarter of 2018, employers, insurers and their authorized third parties, licensed health care providers, California Insurance Guarantee Association and attorneys involved in a pending workers' compensation claim will be able to request WCIRB coverage research directly on WCIRB.com. This new functionality will replace the need to submit WCIRB’s Form 807, Coverage Research Service Request.  
 

Coverage research requests made online will require payment by credit card (Master Card or Visa only) or ACH bank payment. Payment by check for non-insurers and monthly billing for insurers will no longer be permitted.

The WCIRB provides various options for employers, injured workers, insurers and more to access coverage information:

Coverage Inquiry Website

The California Workers' Compensation Coverage Inquiry website is a service created by the WCIRB that you can use to identify the insurer that wrote a California workers' compensation insurance policy for a specific employer on a specific date within the last 5 years. To use this service, go to caworkcompcoverage.com

 

 

WCIRB Connect® for Insurer Claims Adjusters

The Claims Coverage Research feature of WCIRB Connect provides insurer claims adjusters immediate access to detailed coverage information for policies dating back to 1996.
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Online Coverage Research for Authorized Government Agencies through WCIRB Connect

Government agencies authorized to receive workers’ compensation coverage information pursuant to California Insurance Code Sections 11752.5 et. seq. and 1877 et. seq., can obtain online access to workers’ compensation coverage information through WCIRB Connect. Users authorized by the government agency will be issued a WCIRB Connect User ID and password by the WCIRB after completion of Form 401, Coverage Search - Government Users which will allow them access to WCIRB Connect.

Coverage Research Service for Injured Workers

Injured workers may obtain coverage research information without charge. Submit Form 811ES - Coverage Research Service Request - for Injured Worker Use Only or contact WCIRB Customer Service to inquire about this service.

Información en Español

El sitio web de Consulta Sobre Cobertura de Compensación del Trabajador de California (California Workers’ Compensation Coverage Inquiry) es un servicio gratis creado por WCIRB que tiene información de cobertura de polizas de seguro de Compensación del Trabajador de el empleador con fecha específica dentro de los últimos 5 años. Para usar este servicio, viste a caworkcompcoverage.com.
 

Investigación de Cobertura para Trabajadores Lesionados
Los trabajadores lesionados pueden obtener esta información de cobertura sin costo. Envie el Formulario 811ES - Solicitud de Servicio de Investigación de Cobertura – (para Uso del Trabajador Lesionado Solamente) o comuníquese con el Servicio del Cliente de WCIRB para solicitar información sobre este servicio, 888.CA.WCIRB (888.229.2472).

Coverage Research Service for Other Parties

In addition to providing self-service coverage research capabilities to the public via the Coverage Inquiry website and for insurer claims adjusters and government agencies through WCIRB Connect, the WCIRB provides coverage research service to an insurer, employer, licensed health care provider, the California Insurance Guarantee Association, authorized Third Party Administrators and Managing General Agents or an attorney involved in a pending workers' compensation claim. To make a coverage research request, the requesting party must (1) certify that he/she is entitled to receive the coverage information, that the information will be used solely in connection with the pending workers' compensation claim, and that the information will not be otherwise published, distributed or released to third parties and (2) complete and submit Form 807 - Coverage Research Service Request (not for use by injured workers). The form may also be used for employers requesting their own coverage information at any time.

Form Requirements

The information requested on the form is required for the WCIRB to process a request for coverage information when there is a pending claim. This includes:

  1. names of the parties of the pending workers’ compensation claim, 
  2. date of injury, 
  3. claim number (required on insurer requests), 
  4. WCAB number (if assigned and known), 
  5. the employer for which the information is requested, 
  6. the employer's address, and 
  7. the year(s) of coverage needed.

Fee for Coverage Research Service

Effective August 1, 2017, the fee for WCIRB coverage research services is:

  • $20 per employer, per coverage year for 1996 through the present
  • $40 per employer, per coverage year for 1958 through 1995

Fees are nonrefundable regardless of the outcome of the research. The WCIRB requires advance payment by check for all coverage research requests. Checks should be made payable to "WCIRB". WCIRB members may request to be billed by checking the appropriate box in the payment section of the form.

COMING SOON: Coverage Research Request Service on WCIRB.com

Beginning in the third quarter of 2018, employers, insurers and their authorized third parties, licensed health care providers, California Insurance Guarantee Association and attorneys involved in a pending workers' compensation claim will be able to request WCIRB coverage research directly on WCIRB.com. This new functionality will replace the need to submit WCIRB’s Form 807, Coverage Research Service Request.  

Coverage research requests made online will require payment by credit card (Master Card or Visa only) or ACH bank payment. Payment by check for non-insurers and monthly billing for insurers will no longer be permitted.