Commissioner Poizner Diligent in Rejecting Any Requested Increase in the Workers' Compensation Claims Cost Benchmark

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Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner today once again rejected a rate application from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) to raise the Workers’ Compensation Claims Cost Benchmark. After rejecting a slightly larger increase request in July of this year, the Commissioner this time rejected a proposed hike of 22.8% in the cost benchmark. This was yet another blow to the hopes of workers’ compensation insurers for an increased cost benchmark anytime soon.

The Commissioner explained....

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