A Continuous Rollout of Modernized Information

Posted Date: June 18, 2021

NCCI’s Atlas Initiative is focused on modernizing our workers compensation manual content. As we map information and create new connections, you will see transformed content and increased functionality that evolves over time to meet your needs.

Transformed Content in Progress

Beginning in December 2020, NCCI made two filings for manuals with an effective date of November 1, 2021:

  • Filed Item B-1444—NCCI’s Basic Manual for Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance (Basic Manual) in 37 states
  • Filed Item RM-W-8047—NCCI’s Residual Market Manual for Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance (Rule 4 of the Basic Manual 2001 Edition) in 22 states

New and Enhanced Content in These Item Filings

NCCI’s Atlas Initiative is moving enhancements forward with these changes:

  • A new NCCI Residual Market Manual
  • An improved classification section in NCCI’s Basic Manual
  • Incorporation of previously approved national and state item filings—as of October 1, 2020—including:
    • Classification transition programs
    • COVID-19 filings
    • Hazard Group filing

Improved Format for Manuals

Our modern and simplified manual structure includes:

  • State-based rules (no exception pages at back of manual)
  • A topic-based format that eliminates information overload
  • A permanent numbering sequence that is unique to each topic
  • Structured writing that enables you to find, scan, and interpret more easily
  • An improved and reordered table of contents with fewer drill-down levels
  • Streamlined navigation
  • A new dynamic alphabetical index

A sample of transformed Basic Manual structure:

Visit NCCI’s Atlas Initiative page for information on continuous enhancements happening this year, including updates to the Class Look-Up tool to include transformed Scopes® Manual descriptions by state.