Employer Assessments Hit Historic Highs

The Department of Industrial Relations says it needs $1.377 billion to fund parts of its operations. Those ops include fighting workers’ comp fraud and paying claims under two special funds for injured workers at uninsured employers and those who were partially disabled and suffered a new industrial injury. Costs associated with the latter program – … Read More »

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Workers’ Comp Assessments Go Sky High

The Department of Industrial Relations demands on employers (insurers) and self-insured again sets new records. The agency says it needs nearly $1.4 billion to fund 2021 operations. It expects employers … Read More »

Workers’ Comp 2021 Assessments Reach Record Levels

The Department of Industrial Relations has announced the 2021 assessment on employers.  The message is that it needs nearly $36 million more from California’s already beleaguered to fund its operations. The total assessment required to support these operations is now in excess of $1.1 billion. Employers are spared again what used to be a standard … Read More »

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Insured Employers Assessments Up For 2017

California’s insured employers will be paying 3.11% of their workers’ comp premium next year to fund the state’s workers’ comp system, as well as safety and health oversight, labor law enforcement and anti-fraud efforts. The total includes 1.11% to fund operations at the Department of Industrial Relations – a 10% (1/10 of 1%) increase – … Read More »

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Workers’ Comp Assessments Drop For 2016

California’s insured employers will be paying a lower rate to fund the workers’ comp system in 2016 after the Department of Industrial Relations announced a major cut in the assessment rate for its main operating account. Overall, insured employers will be paying 3% of their workers’ comp premiums this year to keep the system running … Read More »

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CIGA Assessments To Climb In 2016

The board of directors of the California Insurance Guarantee Association voted to set next year’s employer assessment rate at the maximum allowable limit – 2% of the workers’ comp premiums that employers pay. It is an exercise of newly granted authority. Employers pay the assessment as a percentage, added to workers’ compensation premiums: A tax … Read More »

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Workers’ Comp Assessments Include Controversial Funds

The Department of Industrial Relations’ workers’ compensation assessments for the 2013-2014 fiscal year includes funding for the as yet to be implemented return-to-work program created by the SB 863  reforms. The program is to aid workers suffering disproportional earnings losses and it added $60 million to the assessment bill that insured and self-insured employers are … Read More »

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Workers’ Comp Assessments Rates Jump For 2013

California’s insured and self-insured employers in 2013 will be paying nearly $150 million more – a 50% increase – than they did last year to fund operations of the state’s workers’ comp system, Cal-OSHA programs, wage and hour enforcement, as well as anti-fraud efforts. The increase more than wipes out the savings employers saw in … Read More »

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