What We Do

What We Do

The California Workers' Compensation Institute is now in its 53rd year of operations. Because of its research capabilities, its reputation, and its broad-based industry perspective, CWCI is uniquely positioned to provide data, analyses and practical expertise on issues and trends affecting California workers' compensation. Institute research, which is typically based on claims data collected from member companies, spotlights problems and concerns within the system, helps build consensus on practical solutions, and is often used to evaluate the impact of various proposals. At the same time, CWCI provides a voice for industry perspectives and concerns through legislative and regulatory testimony and amicus briefs in key court cases, while Institute information and publications, email alerts, committee meetings and educational seminars allow members and others in the community to stay on top of all the new rules, regulations, statutes, case law and other pertinent events as they unfold.

Full Membership

Full membership in CWCI is limited to insurers licensed to write California workers' compensation insurance. Insurer members pay annual dues of $100 and an additional assessment based on their California premium writings. Insurers interested in joining the Institute should call CWCI at (510) 251-9470 or to request further information click contact us.

Associate Membership

Associate membership in CWCI is limited to employers who self-insure their workers' compensation liability. Qualified private or public self-insured employers are eligible for associate membership. In addition to receiving Institute publications, associate members are eligible to participate on all of the Institute standing or special technical committees. The annual assessment for associate members is based on their payroll plus annual dues of $50. Self-insured employers interested in joining the Institute should call CWCI at (510) 251-9470 or to request further information click contact us.


Anyone interested in following the everchanging developments in the California workers' compensation system can keep abreast of the most current activity by subscribing to CWCI Bulletins and Research Reports. CWCI Bulletins cover research, issues or events of general significance to those involved in the workers' compensation system. CWCI research reports are published periodically and summarize the results and significance of our research. Bulletin/Research subscribers also receive early notice of upcoming Institute programs and seminars or click subscribe.

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