WCIRB Submits Evaluation of SB 899 and Proposed Reduction in Pure Premium Rates

May 14, 2004

At the California Department of Insurance (CDI) public hearing on May 13, the WCIRB submitted its July 1, 2004 regulatory filing reflecting the WCIRB’s analysis of the provisions of Senate Bill 899 (SB 899) and the impact of those provisions on advisory pure premium rates.

In its filing, the WCIRB estimated that the provisions of SB 899 that are currently effective will reduce projected statewide benefit costs by approximately 15 percent, or $3.0 billion, and loss adjustment expenses by approximately 9 percent, or $0.3 billion.

Based on this projected reduction in benefit costs, the WCIRB proposed advisory pure premium rates that are approximately 13 percent to 15 percent less than the January 1, 2004 pure premium rates proposed by the WCIRB in its November 3, 2003 filing letter. These rates are 2.9 percent less than the January 1, 2004 approved pure premium rates.

Click the link below to view the WCIRB’s complete filing. All WCIRB regulatory filings may be viewed by visiting www.wcirbonline.org/filings.

http://wcirbonline.org/resources/rate_filings/pdf/2004_07_01_filing.pdf

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