California State Fund Files for Workers’ Comp Rate Decrease

June 9, 2016

The State Compensation Insurance Fund is seeking to cut its workers’ compensation rates, per a recent filing with the California Department of Insurance.

The rate filing also includes an overall 9.5 percent rate reduction due to improvements in State Fund’s claims costs and goes into effect next year.

“An important part of State Fund’s purpose is to provide fair pricing. We have filed a new pricing structure with the California Department of Insurance (CDI) that will further enhance our pricing accuracy and rate stability for our policyholders,” said Gina Simons, communications director for State Fund.

State Fund said in a communication sent out to insurance brokers on Thursday that it’s evolving its pricing structure by introducing additional pricing ranges and risk characteristics “that will further enhance pricing accuracy and make our rates more stable year over year.”

state_fund_logoAlthough the rate action will have an overall effect of a decrease, individual policyholders may see their rates increase or decrease depending on their individual loss experience, Simons said.

“Once the filing is accepted by CDI, we anticipate it to be effective Sept. 1, 2016,” Simons added.

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