New Companion Classes, Experience Rating Changes Proposed

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s governing committee approved making a regulatory filing to create a new companion class for two classifications in the Electronics Industry Group. The filing will also bring changes to the experience rating plan that would allow Covid-19 claims to factor into an employer’s X-Mod. The Bureau is a private organization … Read More »

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2021 Year In Review

It is time for Workers’ Comp Executive to provide a list of the most significant California workers’ compensation stories from the previous year. Some years, legislative developments like the 2012 passage of the Baker SB 863 workers’ comp reforms dominate the news. Other years’ market issues such as rising workers’ comp rates or insurance company … 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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Will 10,000 Employers Be Added To Experience Rating?

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau says its experience rating model can effectively rate employers with expected annual losses as low as $500 but is considering a go-slow approach that would lower the rating threshold in stages. The WCIRB is looking at adding 10,000 of the 300,000 employers that it believes can be effectively rated … Read More »

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District Attorneys Jockey For Anti-Fraud Funds

District attorneys from around the state made last-ditch presentations to bolster their requests for a share of the nearly $46 million that is up for grabs this year to fight workers’ comp fraud in the state. The money is part of the $78 million that California employers are required to pay to support the DAs … Read More »

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Compline Goes Daily in Major Upgrade

The Compline X-Mod database and associated systems have moved to daily updates. Compline members now get workers’ comp X-Mod changes daily and receive Modwatch – notices X-Mod changes for risks … Read More »

Three Separate Employers Indicted For Hiding Payroll

District Attorneys in three counties are pressing fraud charges against employers accused of hiding millions of dollars in payroll from their insurance carriers in a bid to lower their workers’ comp premiums. In one case the employer claimed to have only one full time employee, but prosecutors say they’ve found at least $1.7 million in … Read More »

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Outdated Definition Inflates Employer’s Workers’ Comp Rate

A California employer that sells and rents high-tech audio equipment to production companies, schools, churches, and others is being forced to pay a far higher rate for its workers’ comp coverage because of an outdated definition in the state’s classification system. A California Department of Insurance administrative law judge says the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating … Read More »

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