Tips, Restaurant Industry Segments Under Review

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s Classification and Rating Committee is backing a study of California’s two food and beverage classifications – class 9079 covering Restaurants or Taverns and class 8078 covering Sandwich Shops and other small eating establishments. The expected outcome is a recommendation to start including the tips that servers in restaurants earn … Read More »

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Workers’ Comp Filing Proposed Changes

The industry-backed committee charged with updating California’s workers’ comp classifications and the rules for calculating premium approved a number of changes. The changes include increasing the state’s dual wage thresholds and updating the minimum and maximum payroll limits for 16 different classifications. The most important change, however, might be the sunsetting of two Covid-19 rules. … Read More »

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Dramatic Expansion of Experience Rating System Floated

Changes now under consideration could double or even triple the number of experience-rated employers in California. The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau is researching changes that would give X-Mods to 250,000-300,000 small employers or more. The small employers are mostly claim free risks that would see a 5% credit mod, but those with workers’ comp … Read More »

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Will There Be Consolidations For Steel Erection Classes?

The Bureau is backing a plan to consolidate seven different classifications and/or subclasses covering iron and steel erection operations into just two classifications – one covering structural operations and a second for operations installing items like handrails and elevated floors. One of the moves will have a minimal impact on covered employers of roughly a … Read More »

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New Classifications In The Works

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau is expected to recommend carving out several new classifications to address changes in workplaces and operations when it makes it regulatory filing for new rules effective 2018. But there are questions. How these changes will affect employers, if the Department will find them acceptable, or even if they will … Read More »

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California’s Payroll Audit Threshold Changing

More of California’s smaller employers may soon escape an annual physical audit of their payroll under changes being considered by the Rating Bureau. Mandatory annual payroll audits are triggered by the final amount of workers’ comp premiums an employer pays and the Bureau is proposing to increase this trigger point by $3,000 beginning next year. … Read More »

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X-Mod Relief For Small Employers Moves Forward

Experience rated small employers that have been operating loss free could be in for some relief when they incur that first workers’ comp claim. The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau, a carrier supported private organization, is proposing to limit the swing in small business X-Mods to a maximum of 25 points in these instances. It … Read More »

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Dual Wage Hike Will Increase Costs For Contractors

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB), isn’t taking no for an answer. It is making another attempt to increase the dual wage thresholds for three construction classifications. Last year, conscientious about the economic implications, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones rejected the proposal. The WCIRB is completely supported by and primarily governed by insurance carriers. This … Read More »

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