Commissioner Makes Appointments to California Workers’ Governing Committee

April 14, 2021

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara today announced two reappointments to the California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s Governing Committee.

Lara appointed Mitch Steiger and Diana Rich to the WCIRB Governing Committee for another two-year term.

The committee sets policy, oversees WCIRB management, and reviews all issues involving pure premium rates, classifications, rating plans, rating systems, manual rules and policy, and endorsement forms.

The WCIRB is a private organization licensed by the California Department of Insurance for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and compiling rating data, with funding coming from assessments of its insurance company members. All workers’ comp insurers in California are required by law to be members of the WCIRB.

Steiger is a legislative advocate for the California Labor Federation, which is made up of more than 1,200 unions representing 2.1 million union members. Steiger represents the Labor Federation on the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation, the Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee, the Worker Occupational Safety & Health Training Education Program Advisory Committee, and he is a member of the Pacific Media Workers Guild Local 39521. Steiger will continue to serve as an organized labor representative with a term ending on April 14, 2023.

Rich is director of risk management for Foundation Building Materials LLC, where she is responsible for risk management and claims for the $3 billion private company with more than 275 locations in 39 states. She also serves as principal for Clark Enterprise Partners, which delivers risk management and workers’ comp expertise to a variety of clients with a focus on claim resolution. Rich will continue to serve as an insured employer representative with a term ending on April 14, 2023.

The next WCIRB Governing Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 21. More details are available at

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