Oakland, CA – The California WCIRB recently announced the release of 2023 update to its COVID-19 in California Workers’ Compensation report.
The report details the characteristics of COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims in California and their impact on the state’s workers’ comp system.
Highlights of the report include:
- Since Omicron, COVID-19 claims have represented 2 percent of all indemnity claims.
- Accident year (AY) 2022 COVID-19 claims are emerging as much less severe than those from AYs 2020 and 2021, partially due to a higher share of claims with incurred indemnity but no incurred medical loss (indemnity-only claims).
- At later report levels, AYs 2020 and 2021 COVID-19 claims remain less likely to be classified as permanent disability claims than non-COVID-19 claims.
The full report is available in the Research section of the WCIRB website and here:
Source: CA WCIRB