Wide Ranging Opposition To COVID-19 Surcharge

Public testimony delivered during Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara’s workers’ comp rate hearing and subsequently in written comments show wide-ranging opposition to the insurance industry’s proposed six-tier COVID-19 surcharge. The California Bureau filed a surcharge for all employers ranging from 1 cent to 24 cents depending upon classification. The Bureau inserted class into one of 6 … Read More »

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WCIRB Disappoints on Telecommuter Rate

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s Governing Committee approved a filing creating a new 8871 classification — for clerical employees who work remotely. Still, its staff effectively side-stepped a call from employers, and Workers’ Comp Executive, to have a lower rate apply now to the new classification. WCIRB is proceeding with plans to have the … Read More »

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Diana Rich Appointed to WCIRB Board

Diana Rich has been appointed to the governing board of the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau.  Commissioner Ricardo Lara made the appointment. Ms. Rich is appointed as a public member … Read More »