JUST IN: Amendments to Worker’s Compensation

It’s not everyday we get to bring you good news, but this undoubtedly qualifies. The Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones, just published his decision to reject the proposal to restructure Classification 8868 and 9101 and create new classifications specific to developmental disability services.

CDSA, along with other stakeholders, advocated for the rejection of the proposed changes, and the Insurance Commissioner agreed and concluded that the changes would be unreasonable. His decision superseded the recommendation of California Department of Insurance staff, who only agreed with our alternative recommendation to limit the increases to 10 percent per year and delay implementation until July 1, 2019.

As you’ll recall, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) proposal to restructure its employment classifications may have increased workers’ compensation insurance for developmental disability service providers as much as two- or three-fold.

We could not be happier with the outcome, and owe big thanks to any members who submitted letters in opposition.

Take a moment to download the newest Decision and Order Workers Compensation Insurance Classification Rules here.