The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau's Classification and Rating Committee will meet April 14 to discuss three important changes to the state rating plan:
1. COVID-related claims filed by workers would be excluded from an employer's
experience rating and would not affect their X-Mod.
2. Salaries paid to workers who are at home, not working yet still collecting a
paycheck, would be excluded for workers' comp premium calculations. This would effectively reduce the employer's premium.
3. Anyone doing the same job at home and performing mostly desk work, would be more closely rated towards clerical for workers' compensation premium purposes. This also could reduce the
If the C&R Committee approves the rules, the WCIRB's Governing Committee will vote
on them and forward them to the insurance commissioner for approval. The rules would sunset 30 days after authorities lift the stay-at-home order.