August 29, 2023 (BOCA RATON, FL)—Workplace-related mental injuries were a top workers compensation focus of state legislatures in 2023 according to a new report from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI).
NCCI’s 2023 Regulatory and Legislative Trends provides an overview of developments affecting the workers compensation system in two parts: the Regulatory and Legislative Trends Report (Report) and two newly enhanced interactive navigation dashboards.
The annual Report offers a wealth of resources on important workers compensation-related topics including marijuana reimbursement, independent contractors and the gig economy, single-payer health insurance, and more. Additional highlights include legislative activity by geographical zone for a comprehensive review of what’s happening in regions across the country.
Through July 31, 2023, NCCI tracked 809 state and federal bills that could impact workers compensation stakeholders, including 483 bills in states where NCCI is a licensed rating or advisory organization. NCCI also monitored 236 proposed workers compensation-related regulations. As in prior years, medical cost containment was the top theme of the regulations adopted, including medical fee schedules and treatment guidelines.
“The workers compensation system is constantly evolving with new bills and regulations around the country,” said Bill Donnell, President and CEO of NCCI. “NCCI provides comprehensive updates on the critical issues that may impact your business.”
NCCI’s 2023 Regulatory and Legislative Trends also includes two intuitive and interactive dashboards:
- Enacted Legislation—Interactive Dashboard provides users with easy-to-use navigation for a countrywide, state, or regional view of workers compensation-related enacted legislation. New this year is the addition of links to enacted bills.
- Loss Cost/Rate Filing—Interactive Dashboard provides an overview of filed and approved loss cost/rate information based on the 2020—2021, 2021—2022, and 2022—2023 filing seasons. It’s designed to maximize the user’s experience and now includes approved Assigned Risk information.
“This comprehensive review of workers compensation legislation and trending topics provides policymakers, regulators, and insurers with insight into trends across the country,” said Laura Kersey, NCCI Division Executive for Regulatory and Legislative Analysis. “We will continue to track what’s top of mind to help our stakeholders make informed decisions.”
Check out the 2023 Regulatory and Legislative Trends, and NCCI’s full suite of offerings including the Legislative Activity Online Resource, Court Case Insights tracker, and more on ncci.com.
With 100 years of experience, NCCI serves as the nation’s most comprehensive source for workers compensation data, insights, and solutions. As The Source You Trust, NCCI’s mission is to foster a healthy workers compensation system through its role as a licensed rating, advisory, and statistical organization. NCCI’s thought leaders analyze workplace trends and deliver insights to empower informed decision making. Its employees are proud to embrace an environment of respect, integrity, responsibility, diversity, and inclusion.