WCRB 2019 ANNUAL REPORTThe Wisconsin Workers Compensation Insurance Pool is continued under the provisions of Section 619.01(6), Wis. Stats, to provide workers compensation insurance to those employers who are in "good faith" entitled to coverage but are unable to obtain it in the voluntary market.In 2019, new assignments decreased from 4,054 to 3,629 risks. The number of employers retaining coverage in the Pool decreased from 23,674 to 23,349.Pool gross premiums written decreased from $87,797,753 to $81,405,736, a decrease of 7.2%.Under established procedures, preliminary Pool results are subjected to an independent actuarial analysis each year, based on calendar/accident year data reported by the servicing carriers in a special call. This analysis essentially involves the review of past losses, year by year, for developmental accuracy, which is then used to adjust the outstanding losses, before the formula for proper fund balance is applied. The Pool maintains a fund that is adjusted periodically to a "target fund value which is equal to the actuarial best estimate of the total outstanding losses (reported plus Incurred But Not Reported) of all servicing carriers.The final determination of the Pool Fund Balance as of December 31, 2018 resulted in a surplus of $32,817,443. As the Fund year-end balance of $341,741,301 was 111% of the target fund value, the surplus of $32,817,443 was declared but not levied pursuant to Pool rules; however, if the WCRB has not collected or paid a declared assessment or disbursement during a continuous five-year period, the WCRB shall collect or distribute the aggregated amount shown in each member companys account.The net balance of $67,775,751, under the five-year rule, was distributed by the Pool in 2019.The following exhibits provide a ten-year summary of Pool activity, 2019 preliminary Pool detail, and more detailed final 2018 results: NEW POOLTOTAL POOLTOTAL WIPOOL WRITTENTOTAL WI WRITTENAVG SIZE OF YEARRISKSRISKSRISKSPREMIUMPREMIUMPOOL RISK 20103,23718,133139,672$47,903,585$1,482,925,017$2,642 20113,74418,540137,672$60,708,541$1,692,320,320$3,274 20124,32819,545138,835$78,317,806$1,732,508,488$4,007 20135,39721,707139,835$102,004,808$1,754,698,816$4,699 20145,37123,389141,544$111,013,992$1,812,772,013$4,746 20155,98225,718144,638$117,377,944$1,950,264,251$4,564 20165,00024,658144,303$101,829,144$2,014,069,588$4,129 20174,20923,591143,518$92,292,042$1,956,376,445$3,912 20184,05423,674144,981$87,797,753$1,950,797,753$3,709 20193,62923,349147,267$81,405,736$1,910,000,000*$3,486 *Estimated40'