Bulletin No. 64-06
November 20, 2006

Division of Workers' Compensation posts fund assessment rates for fiscal year 2006/07 on its Web site

The CA Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted assessment rates for the following funds on its Web site. The assessment rates are issued by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), DWC’s parent agency:

State law requires insurers to collect money from employers to fund the DWC, as well as antifraud efforts by the California Department of Insurance and local district attorneys, to pay benefits to injured workers whose employers were illegally uninsured, and to provide compensation to injured workers who already had a disability or impairment at the time of injury.

Insurers must pay the funding due to the state for policy holders and recover those funds from policy holders through workers’ compensation policy surcharges and assessments.

The department will mail letters and invoices to insurers and self-insured employers soon, showing the share of the assessments and surcharges due. Insurers or self-insured employers with questions should call DWC Staff Services Manager Amadeo Urbano at (510) 286-7083 or DWC Analyst Naomi Carter at (510) 286-7087 for more information.

The fund assessment notice is posted on the “what’s new” page of the DWC Web site at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/whatsnew.htm.