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WCIRB Telecommuter Class Code 8871 Lower Rate Than 8810


WCIRB Telecommuter Class Code 8871 10% Lower Than Clerical 8810

Yesterday, I sat in on/attended/viewed a WCIRB (CA WC Rating Bureau) webinar that covered the class code changes for 2022, 2023, and 2024.  As promised in an earlier article, whenever the WCIRB Telecommuter Class Code 8871 was covered, I would write an updated article on the new class code.

The webinar had three great presenters with outstanding graphics, as usual, from the WCIRB.

If you have many restaurant-based clients, or you are a restaurant owner or risk manager, the webinar covered the upcoming massive changes to many of the restaurant class codes effective September 2024.   The slide deck provided at the webinar was intensive and covered all the changes for three years.  (2022 – 2024).

You can register to see the on-demand webinar here.

From the WCIRB

Revisit USRP Changes Effective September 1, 2022:

  • New companion classifications for two Electronics Industry Group classifications
  • Results of the Standard Exception study and its impact on Classification 4512, Biomedical Research Laboratories
  • Tile and cabinet stores study
  • Extension of payroll limited classifications
  • Studies of several low-credibility classifications

Learn About USRP Changes Effective September 1, 2023:

  • Changes to Classification 9061, Clubs, resulting in reassigning yacht club operations as well as overnight retreat facility operations and onsite clerical employees of retreat facilities
  • Construction dual wage threshold changes
  • Notable changes to several other classifications

Preview Changes to the Food and Beverage Industry Effective September 1, 2024:

  • The elimination of Classification 9079(1), Restaurants or Taverns, and its constituents’ reassignments to six new classifications
  • The elimination of Classification 9079(2), Concessionaires, to establish a unique Classification 9081(2), Concessionaires, for consistency

WCIRB Telecommuter Class Code 8871 Initial Advisory Rate

I usually look for any anomalies when covering webinars.  This one, while based on preliminary results, provided a look at what happens to a new class code.  As you may already know, advisory rates are not the actual rates insurance carriers will charge their insureds.

pic of webinar slide covering wcirb telecommuter class code 8871
(c) WCIRB – Oakland, CA


Bottom Line

I recommend two things after reading this article –

  1. Sign up for the webinar on demand and download the associated slides and guides
  2. Watch the video especially if you see any slides that pertain to your clients or your employer.


The restaurant class codes are changing quite a bit through combinations of codes.  The WCIRB Telecommuter class code 8871 is now in effect.


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