California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau News

California Workers’ Comp Committee Votes to Lower Mid-Year Filing

The California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s governing committee has voted to authorize the WCIRB to submit a lower mid-year pure premium rate filing to the California Department of Insurance based in part on reduced lien filings and a new …

2017 California Workers’ Comp Rating Bureau Geo Study Released

The California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has released its 2017 Geo Study. The study uses data from diverse datasets to highlight regional differences in California workers’ comp claim characteristics. The study, which controls for regional differences in wages and …

California WCIRB Report Shows Medical Bill Transactions Fell in 2014

The California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau on Tuesday issued its California Workers’ Compensation Aggregate Medical Payment Trends report showing medical bill transactions fell by $100 million in 2014. The WCIRB report compares medical payment transaction data from calendar year …

California Commissioner OKs 10.2% Drop in Workers’ Comp Advisory Rates

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones signed on to a recommendation by the California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of an advisory pure premium rate for July that is 10.2 percent lower than those approved on Jan. 1. Jones issued his decision …

WCIRB Submits Lower Mid-year Filing to California Department of Insurance

The California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau on Monday submitted a July 1 pure premium rate filing to the California Department of Insurance proposing advisory rates that average $2.46 per $100 of payroll. The move follows a recommendation by the …

WCIRB: Continued Increase in California Claim Frequency

Workers’ compensation indemnity claim frequency in California has continued to rise unlike in most other states, according to the California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. The WCIRB recently issued an update to its Analysis of Changes in Indemnity Claim Frequency …

Passing of Torch at California Workers’ Compensation Institute

Workers’ compensation wonk Alex Swedlow will become the fourth president of the California Workers’ Compensation Institute in 50 years following the announced retirement on Monday of J. Michael Nolan as president of the group. Nolan’s retirement is effective May 1. …