Class Changes Planned

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s Classification and Rating Committee is beginning work on its next regulatory filing.  Already in the works are plans to reassign employers covered by some of California’s workers’ comp classifications. Among them are mining classifications and biomedical research facilities. In the latter case, the Bureau is recommending the inclusion of … Read More »

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No Change For Audit Threshold, But Payroll Limits Might Increase

A key committee at the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau is opting against making any changes to the amount of workers’ comp premium required to trigger the need for a physical audit of an employer’s payroll. The Classification and Rating Committee, however, did approve a plan to file an increase in the minimum and maximum … Read More »

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Three Construction Classes: Dual Wage Hikes Proposal

Once deferred and then rejected increases in the dual wage thresholds for three different construction classifications – electrical wiring, plumbing and sheet metal work – could be coming back in new form for January 2014. But a vocal portion of the industry opposes the Bureau which is making the recommended change. Employers are saying the … Read More »

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