COVID-19 Resource Center - Latest Updates


COVID-19 and Workers Compensation: What You Need to Know - Frequently Asked Questions
October 08, 2020
This updated article addresses stakeholder questions regarding COVID-19 and the impact it may have on the workers compensation industry.


State Activity: COVID-19 WC Presumptions (PDF)Updated
October 28, 2020
This report includes state regulatory and legislative activity related to COVID-19 workers compensation compensability presumptions.
COVID-19 Regulatory and Legislative Activity (PDF)Updated
October 26 2020
This report includes key COVID-19 related legislation, regulations, bulletins, executive orders, and other relevant activity.
Legislative Activity
October 23, 2020
Legislative Activity is an online resource for viewing relevant workers compensation-related bills that NCCI monitors for all jurisdictions and the federal government. This important resource includes real-time COVID-19 legislative information.
COVID-19 Court Cases (PDF)
October 08, 2020
This report provides an overview of COVID-19-related state and federal cases with potential implications for workers compensation insurance.
2020 Regulatory and Legislative Trends Report
August 31, 2020
An overview of key legislative, regulatory, judicial, and other developments affecting the workers compensation system including activity to address workers compensation presumptions of compensability in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NCCI’s Compensability—Statutory Survey (PDF)
June 24, 2020
As a reference tool, NCCI’s Compensability—Statutory Survey compiles statutory standards of compensability for states where NCCI is a rating or advisory organization.
2020-2021 Rate Filing Season What You Need to Know
July 16, 2020
NCCI will submit loss cost/rate filings to state insurance departments for regulatory review and approval in accordance with past years’ jurisdiction-specific filing submission timelines.


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Catastrophic COVID-19 Workers Compensation Claims - Case Studies and the Pandemic
October 06, 2020
Michael Choo shares what we've learned about COVID-19 and its potential impact on workers compensation.
COVID-19, Premium Audits, and EBNR - Lessons Learned from the Past
September 30, 2020
Learn about state and federal legislation, regulations, executive orders and emergency rules addressing workers compensation presumptions of compensability for COVID-19.
COVID-19 Regulatory & Legislative Update: WC Compensability Presumptions
June 04, 2020
This article looks at similarities between the current recession and the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009 audit premium and its impact on insurance results.
COVID-19 and Workers Compensation: What You Need to Know
March 10, 2020
The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) offers a perspective on the effect of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on the workers compensation industry, including compensability and economic impact.


COVID-19’s Impact on Medical Treatment in Workers Compensation—What to MeasureNew
October 19, 2020
NCCI is undertaking several activities to better understand the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the workers compensation (WC) system. This article shares some of the measures or metrics we are monitoring.
COVID-19 and Workers Compensation - Permanent Disability (PDF)
October 12, 2020
This paper describes updates made to NCCI's COVID-19 Hypothetical Scenarios Tool, which incorporate the potential for permanent disability outcomes within the calculation framework.
NCCI's COVID-19 Hypothetical Scenarios Tool
October 12, 2020
This tool allows users to vary assumptions underlying the framework described in NCCI’s research briefs “COVID-19 and Workers Compensation: Modeling Potential Impacts” and “COVID-19 and Workers Compensation: Permanent Disability.”
Webinar on the Impact of COVID-19 on Workers Compensation
July 27, 2020
View a recap of the webinar where NCCI and the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I) experts discuss COVID-19 and the impact on workers compensation.
Analysis of Vermont Senate Bill 342 (PDF)
July 20, 2020
This document provides estimated impacts based on various scenarios of the potential effect of Vermont Senate Bill 342, which established presumptions of compensability for COVID-19 exposure for certain workers in the state.
Quarterly Economics Briefing - Q2 2020
June 19, 2020
This edition of the Quarterly Economics Briefing presents two reports on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected employment.
Analysis of Enacted Illinois House Bill 2455 (PDF)
June 15, 2020
This document provides estimated impacts based on various scenarios of the effect of Enacted Illinois House Bill 2455, which established a rebuttable presumption of compensability for COVID-19 exposure.
Briefing—COVID-19 Hypothetical Scenarios Tool
May 06, 2020
View NCCI’s briefing on its COVID-19 white paper, which included a brief demo of NCCI’s new Hypothetical Scenarios Tool. The model allows users to vary assumptions underlying the framework described in NCCI’s Research Brief, “COVID-19 and Workers Compensation: Modeling Potential Impacts.”
Analysis of Kentucky Executive Order 2020-277 (PDF)
April 28, 2020
Kentucky Executive Order 2020-277 -an employee removed from work by a physician due to occupational exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19) is entitled to temporary total disability (TTD) payments for self-quarantine.
WCC Emergency Rule to Establish a Rebuttable Presumption of Compensability for Exposure to COVID-19 (PDF)
April 28, 2020
This document provides estimated impacts based on various scenarios of the effect of an IL Workers' Comp Commission emergency rule to establish a rebuttable presumption of compensability for COVID-19 exposure.
COVID-19 and Workers Compensation: Modeling Potential Impacts (PDF)
April 27, 2020
This paper examines potential workers compensation system impacts from COVID-19, as well as implications related to changes in compensability of COVID-19 claims resulting from state action.
The Economic and Medical Outlook on Workers Compensation - Q1 2020
April 22, 2020
The Economic Outlook will focus on alternative scenarios for GDP, employment, and wages during the coronavirus pandemic. It will also include sections on unemployment and the state of financial markets. The Medical Outlook will present updated forecasts for medical price inflation in 2020 and 2021.
Economic Impacts of Coronavirus on Workers Compensation
April 17, 2020
This research brief takes stock of what we know so far about the employment impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, and also considers how the pandemic may influence the behavior of firms and workers in ways that affect the workers compensation system.