California Workers’ Comp Written Premium up 27% in First Half of 2022

September 30, 2022

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California released its Quarterly Experience Report, which reflects an increase in written premium due to economic recovery from the pandemic.

The report is an update on California statewide insurer experience valued as of June 30, 2022.

Highlights of the report include:

  • California written premium for the first six months of 2022 was 2% above that for the first six months of 2021, driven by the continued economic recovery.
  • The average charged rate for the first half of 2022 was 3% below that for 2021 and the lowest in decades.
  • The projected loss ratio for 2021, including the cost of COVID-19 claims, was 6 points above that for 2020 and 12 points above that for 2019.
  • The projected combined ratio for 2021, including COVID-19 claims, was 8 points higher than 2020 and 33 points higher than the low point in 2016.

The full report is in the Research section of the WCIRB website.


Topics California Trends Workers' Compensation Pricing Trends

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