San Francisco, CA – The California DWC recently reminded claims administrators that the Annual Report of Inventory (ARI) must be submitted in early 2023 for claims reported in calendar year 2022.
The California Code of Regulations, title 8, Section 10104 requires claims administrators to file, by April 1 of each year, an ARI with the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) indicating the number of claims reported at each adjusting location for the preceding calendar year. Even if no claims were reported in the prior year, the report must be completed and submitted to the DWC Audit Unit. Each adjusting location is required to submit an ARI unless its requirement has been waived by DWC.
When ARI requirements are waived, claims administrators must file an annual report of adjusting locations. This report is to be filed annually on April 1 of each calendar year for the adjusting location operations as of December 31 of the prior year.
Claims administrators are required to report any change in the information reported in the ARI or annual report of adjusting location within 45 days of the effective date of the change. Penalties of up to $500 per location for failure to timely file this Report of Inventory may be assessed under Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Section 10111.1(b)(11) or 10111.2(b)(26).
The form for 2022 can be found on the DWC website.
Questions about submission of the ARI or the annual report of adjusting locations may be directed to the Audit Unit:
State of California
Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Workers’ Compensation – Audit Unit
160 Promenade Circle, Suite #340
Sacramento, CA 95834-2962
Email: DWCAuditUnit@dir.ca.gov, FAX 916.928.3183 or phone 916.928.3180.
Source: CA DWC