NCCI State of Line Report

On May 11, 2021, NCCI held their Annual Issues Symposium. NCCI is the largest workers’ compensation rating agency representing 34 states, which is the data used in their analysis. The main event of the Annual Issues Symposium is always their State of the Line Presentation. Here are some highlights from that presentation: Net written premium […]

Gen rX – The Next Generation of Medicine

Medical technology, treatments, delivery and even payment mechanisms are evolving. In this session at NCCI’s AIS Virtual Conference, Raji Chadarevian, Director of Medical Regulation and Informatics, highlighted new developments and offered insight into what the near future may hold for workers’ compensation. Delivery Who Is Delivering Medical Services? In 2012, nonphysicians made up 47 percent […]

Latest Trends in Worker Demographics

In this session at NCCI’s AIS Virtual Conference, Barry Lipton, FCAS, MAAA, Practice Leader and Senior Actuary, reviewed new and updated NCCI research on worker demographics and their potential impact to workers’ compensation. The Aging Workforce and Its Implications By 2028, nearly 10 percent of the workforce will be made up of those ages 65 […]

NCCI State of the Line Report

Each year NCCI produces a State of the Line Guide that provides a review of the latest workers’ compensation financial indicators, trends, cost drivers and broad economic markers. In this session at the NCCI AIS Virtual Conference, Chief Actuary Donna Glenn, FCAS, MAAA, provided an overview of NCCI’s findings. COVID-19 Update COVID-19 has influenced sudden, […]

Coronavirus and the Recession of 2020 – What It Means for Workers’ Compensation

It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic is already wreaking havoc on the economy. It this session at NCCI’s AIS Virtual Conference, Robert Hartwig, PhD, CPCU, presented the pandemic’s effect on our economy and the workers’ compensation system. The property/casualty industry is entering the COVID-19 era with significant financial strength, which is positive. The […]

21st Century Changes to Worker Health and Safety

At the 2019 NCCI Annual Issues Symposium, Dr John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, talked about emerging technology that will impact worker health and safety. Robotics have advanced so that they can perform three basic tasks. Sensing which is done through interpretation of data from environmental sensors. Thinking is […]

Results from Recent NCCI Studies

At the 2019 NCCI Annual Issues Symposium, Barry Lipton, Practice Leader and Senior Actuary for NCCI discussed a variety of recent NCCI studies. Group Health vs Workers’ Comp Pricing There are some substantial differences in how these plans are regulated. Much of group health is regulated on the Federal side, while workers’ comp is entirely […]

Data Science and Human Centered Design

At the 2019 NCCI Annual Issues Symposium, Jim Guszcza, US Chief Data Scientist with Deloitte Analytics discussed the promise of artificial intelligence and data analytics holds for the workers’ compensation industry. The fearful narrative about artificial intelligence are that computers will eventually become smarter than people and will take over the world. There is also […]

TRIA Renewal and Workers’ Compensation

At the 2019 NCCI Annual Issues Symposium, David Priebe, Vice Chairman from Guy Carpenter talked about the upcoming renewal of the TRIA backstop. Prior to 9-11 terrorism risk was included in “all risk” policies. Following those terrorist attacks the insurance marketplace indicated they were uncomfortable with terrorism risks which made securing coverage challenging for some […]

Physicians View of Workers’ Compensation

At the 2019 NCCI Annual Issues Symposium, a panel discussed the physicians view of workers’ compensation. The speakers were: David Dietz, MD – moderator Edward Bernacki, MD – Executive Director of Health Solutions, University of Texas Will Gaines Jr, MD – Dept of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Baylor Scott & White Health Jill Rosenthal, MD […]

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