By the Division of Insurance

Docket No. R2016-01

Workers’ Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau
of Massachusetts Filing for Revisions to the Massachusetts 
Workers’ Compensation and Employer’s Liability Manual 


In accordance with the authority granted to the Commissioner of Insurance (“Commissioner”) under M. G. L. c. 152, §53A, a hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. on June 15,  2016, at the Division of Insurance (“Division”), 1000 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts, to consider the request of the Workers’ Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau of Massachusetts (“WCRIB”), an unincorporated association licensed as a rating organization pursuant to M.G. L. c. 152 §52C, to revise the rules applicable to the use of Anniversary Rating Dates (“ARDs”) on Massachusetts workers’ compensation insurance policies. The proposed effective date for the revisions is May 1, 2017.

The purpose of the hearing is to afford all interested persons an opportunity to provide evidence and testimony relating to the proposed revisions to the rules.  The filing memorandum and supporting documentation that the WCRIB filed on April 29, 2016 may be inspected in the Division’s offices during normal business hours.

Any person who wishes to participate as an interested party in this hearing must comply with the procedures set forth in 211 CMR 110.05 (3).  Persons who wish to present unsworn oral or written statements at the June 15, 2016 hearing are asked to submit a notice of intent to comment no later than June 13, 2016.  Other persons who wish to speak will be heard after those who notify the Division in advance.  Any person who intends to introduce data at the hearing is urged to file such data with the Division in hard copy no later than June 8, 2016. 

All notices and submissions must be sent to the Docket Clerk, Hearings and Appeals, Division of Insurance, and must refer to Docket No. R2016-01.  Notices of intent to comment may be sent by electronic mail to


May 17, 2016


    Daniel R. Judson

   Commissioner of Insurance