Commissioner Lara Faces First Test On Workers’ Comp Rates

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara is in the midst of his first review of the industry’s annual workers’ comp rate filing.  He is facing a tough decision: go with the … Read More »

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Four Workers’ Comp Classifications Become Two

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s Classification and Rating Committee approved a staff proposal to merge two classifications with relatively low credibility into two other classes as of Jan. 1, … Read More »

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CIGA’s Financial Outlook Continues To Improve

The California Insurance Guarantee Association (CIGA) is reporting more positive news on its financial outlook. The agency says an updated actuarial analysis trimmed one critical financial estimate by $290 million. … Read More »

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Here’s the 2020 Rate Filing Numbers

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s governing carriers rejected the public members call for an 8% rate cut and approved filing for a lesser 5.7% cut in California’s 2020 pure … Read More »

Workers’ Comp Premium Expected To Drop Another $1B In 2019

Despite increasing payrolls, early estimates of the 2019 California workers’ comp market are indicating another drop in written premium to about $15.7 billion total for the year. The $1.3 billion … Read More »

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Dual Wage Thresholds to Get Wider Range

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau will be filing to increase the wage threshold that separates over a dozen construction classifications into high and low wage groupings with vastly different … Read More »

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Could 2018 Be the Turning Point For Workers’ Comp?

California’s workers’ comp results are still showing the positive impact of the Baker SB 863 reforms, but the industry’s emerging 2018 data reveals a puzzling uptick in indemnity severity. That … Read More »

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Bureau Adopts New Rate Filing Schedule

California employers used to workers’ comp rates being updated every January 1st and sometimes (nearly every) July 1st will soon have to adjust to a new schedule. The Workers’ Compensation … Read More »

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