The WCIRB released a 2018 and 2019 Changes Quick Reference guide, here are some notable changes from their excerpt:
Effective January 1, 2018
Part 1, Section I, Rule 3, Effective Dates, and Part 2, Section II, Rule 2, Continuing Form Policy or Fixed-Term Policy Written in Excess of One Year and Sixteen Days, were amended to state that amendments to the Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan are applicable to a policy as of the policy’s effective date.
Part 2, Section I, General Instructions, and Section III, Additional Electronic Reporting Requirements, were amended for consistency with changes to Title 10, California Codes of Regulations, Chapter 5, Subchapter 2, Policy Forms and Other Documents, Sections 2250 et seq., related to ancillary agreements.
Part 2, Section III, Additional Electronic Reporting Requirements, Rule 1, Policy Record Reporting, and Part 4, Section II, Definitions, and Section IV, Exposure Information, were amended to facilitate the reporting of specified data related to terrorism.
In addition to the eliminated and new classifications noted above, amendments were made to implement changes to the Standard Exceptions Rule and Standard Exceptions classifications, including:
Part 4, Unit Statistical Report Filing Requirements, Section II, Definitions, was amended to add the definition of Net Incurred Losses for consistency with other proposed changes to the California Workers’ Compensation Experience Rating Plan—1995.
Andria Holt is a J.D. graduate of Pacific Coast University School of Law who has been employed in the California Workers' Compensation Field since 2008.
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