Insurance Commissioner Rejects Workers’ Comp Classification Proposals!

Dave Jones Rejects Proposal to Amend 8868 9101 Workers’ Comp Classifications!

 

We won!

 

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 His decision superseded the recommendation of California Department of Insurance staff, who only agreed with our alternative recommendation to limit the increases to 10 percent per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.

 

Here’s a link to the full copy of the decision and order (see the last page for the Insurance Commissioner’s decision):

 

Decision and Order to reject proposed changes to 8868 and 9101 Classifications

 

If you feel like thanking Dave Jones, his twitter handle is @CA_DaveJones. It would be great to let him know how much we appreciate his consideration of the potential impact to developmental disability services.