The Great Reshuffle’s Impact on Workers’ Compensation

At the 2022 NCCI Annual Insights Symposium, a session discussed how changes to the labor force are impacting workers’ compensation. The speakers were Len Herk and Carolyn Wise from NCCI. Highlights In the latest jobs report, there were over two million less people in the workforce compared to pre-pandemic figures from 2019. Labor shortages have […]

NCCI State of the Line Report

At the 2022 NCCI Annual Insights Symposium, NCCI Chief Actuary, Donna Glenn, presented the annual State of the Line Report. This includes workers’ compensation data from NCCI states on primary workers’ compensation policies. The highlights were as follows: For calendar year 2021, workers’ compensation had the lowest combined ratio of all property-casualty lines. In some […]

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 […]

Navigating Changing Legislation Where Health and Compliance Matter

While it will take time to consider the full impact of the pandemic, early claims data has allowed us to get a picture of its effect on the industry, including the makeup of COVID-19-related claims. In this session at RIMS 2021, experts discuss COVID-19’s impact on the claims experience, both in the occupational and non-occupational […]

Blurring the Lines Between Accommodations

With federal workplace laws becoming increasingly complex and state mandates continually changing, employers are looking for ways to establish a consistent leave of absence approach across the organization. This RIMS 2021 session offered clarity on leave of absence and accommodation details and best practices. Speakers included: Shawn Johnson, Managing Director, Workforce Absence Solutions, Sedgwick Adam […]

The View from 30,000 Feet: How JetBlue Manages the Current Risk Management Landscape

2020 was an unprecedented year for all industries, especially the airline industry. In this RIMS 2021 session, Lee Garvin, JetBlue’s Director Risk Management, explained how the company met their recent risk management challenges with safety at the forefront and continues to maintain an award-winning workers’ compensation program. According to Garvin, it has been quite a […]

Emphasizing Home Office Ergonomics and Safety

You would assume that this far into the pandemic work from home setups have become sophisticated, but that is not necessarily the case. At first, employees thought this was temporary, therefore did not put a lot of effort into their setup. Also, it is still hard to find some types of office furniture and accessories […]

Establishing a Culture of Mental Health Sensitivity

Mental and behavioral health needs are on the rise. This is especially true for essential workers on the front lines, who are at the greatest risk for the emotional toll that daily exposure to COVID can create. This session at RIMS 2021 highlighted the guidance, tools and support needed to take a proactive, engaged stance […]

The Growing National Movement Toward Presumption Laws for First Responders

Even before the pandemic, presumption laws for first responders were becoming ubiquitous. However, questions remain about whether these laws are being led by science or sympathy and how we should treat similar risks and exposures for employees not favored by presumptions. In this session at WCIvirtual 2020, panelists gave a realistic assessment of whether some […]

Compensability Issues Confronting Workers’ Compensation Claims Handlers

In day two of this two-day session at WCIvirtual 2020, law firms from the Workers’ Compensation Defense Institute (WCDI) discussed various employee injury trends and related laws in their states.   Panelists Included: Caitlin Beyl – Attorney at McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver & Stern, PA Christopher McCue – Attorney at McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver & […]

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