COVID-19 Resource Center - Latest Updates

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

COVID-19 and Workers Compensation: What You Need to Know - Frequently Asked Questions
April 05, 2021
This updated article addresses stakeholder questions regarding COVID-19 and the impact it may have on the workers compensation industry.

REGULATORY, LEGISLATIVE & LEGAL

2021 COVID-19 Regulatory and Legislative Activity (PDF)Updated
August 02, 2021
This report includes key 2021 COVID-19 related legislation, regulations, bulletins, executive orders and other relevant activity.
2021 State Activity: COVID-19 WC Presumptions (PDF)Updated
July 28, 2021
This report includes state regulatory and legislative activity related to 2021 COVID-19 workers compensation compensability presumptions.
Legislative ActivityUpdated
July 23, 2021
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
June 14, 2021
This interactive report provides an overview of COVID-19 related state and federal cases with potential implications for workers compensation insurance.
Court Case Update, Idaho - May 2021
May 10, 2021
The Idaho Supreme Court ruled, as a matter of first impression, that delivery services ancillary to a contract for sale of goods do not automatically create statutory employer relations in WC.
2021 Legislative Trends: Top Issues to Watch
March 11, 2021
NCCI monitors legislative activity that could impact workers compensation. Learn what hot topics are emerging in 2021.
2020 State Activity: COVID-19 WC Presumptions (PDF)
January 06, 2021
This report includes state regulatory and legislative activity related to 2020 COVID-19 workers compensation compensability presumptions.
2020 COVID-19 Regulatory and Legislative Activity (PDF)
January 05, 2021
This report includes key 2020 COVID-19 related legislation, regulations, bulletins, executive orders and other relevant activity.
2020 Legislative Trends Recap: Top Takeaways
December 14, 2020
An update on hot topics and the key legislative and regulatory activities impacting the workers compensation system in 2020.
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.

NCCI ANNOUNCEMENTS

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ARTICLES

2021-2022 Rate Filing Season: What You Need to Know
July 12, 2021
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.
Workers Compensation: Lessons Learned From the Pandemic
June 29, 2021
NCCI President and CEO, Bill Donnell, offers his perspective on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Perspectives on Managing Risk During (and After) a Pandemic
April 08, 2021
Risk management and insurance professionals share with us their perspectives on managing risk both during and after a pandemic.
COVID-19 and Workers Compensation: Data and Insights
January 29, 2021
View an engaging roundtable discussion with NCCI experts. You'll get a first look at the 2020 workers compensation financial results and gain perspective on what’s ahead for 2021.
Telecommuting and Workers Compensation: What We Know
January 25, 2021
This paper explores how the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a dynamic shift in the workplace as many employees transitioned to working remotely.
Responding to the Impact of COVID-19 on Workers Compensation
January 14, 2021
Bill Donnell offers his reflection on 2020 with a focus on the days ahead.
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
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 Regulatory & Legislative Update: WC Compensability Presumptions
June 04, 2020
Learn about state and federal legislation, regulations, executive orders and emergency rules addressing workers compensation presumptions of compensability for COVID-19.
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.

ANALYSIS

Medical Indicators and Trends DashboardUpdated
July 13, 2021
This dashboard provides an interactive way to visualize state-specific information presented in the Q2 and Q3 2020 Medical Perspective reports and allows you to download various summary tables.
COVID-19 and Workers Compensation - What We Know Now
June 23, 2021
This paper discusses the direct impact the pandemic may ultimately have on workers compensation costs and leverages COVID-19 claims data reported to NCCI through year-end 2020.
COVID-19 and Workers Compensation: Severity Assumptions Update (PDF)
June 23, 2021
This research brief examines recent data pertaining to the various severity-related assumptions discussed in the research brief, COVID-19 and Workers Compensation: Modeling Potential Impacts, and utilized in the COVID-19 Hypothetical Scenarios Tool.
NCCI's COVID-19 Hypothetical Scenarios ToolUpdated
June 23, 2021
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.”
Quarterly Economics Briefing (QEB) - Q1 2021
April 28, 2021
The economy is on the rebound after the massive pandemic recession. NCCI’s Economics Team delivers an in-depth look at the economy and how it is impacting the workers compensation system.
Medical Indicators and Trends Dashboard
March 30, 2021
This dashboard provides an interactive way to visualize state-specific information presented in the Q2 and Q3 2020 Medical Perspective reports and allows you to download various summary tables.
Medical Indicators and Trends Dashboard Webinar
March 30, 2021
Get a look at NCCI’s dashboard, which allows you to observe state-specific quarterly measures of medical indicators and trends that may have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19's Impact on Medical Treatment in Workers Compensation—A Third Quarter 2020 Perspective
March 30, 2021
This is the third in a series of articles addressing the impact of the pandemic on medical treatments in workers compensation (WC).
The COVID-19 Recession at Year-End: Perils and Prospects for 2021
January 19, 2021
In this report, we review the state of the COVID-19 recession going into 2021 and consider what changes are likely to persist in a new post-COVID economy.
QEB Employment Scenario Tool
December 08, 2020
The Quarterly Economics Briefing (QEB) Employment Scenario Tool enables users to explore employment scenarios as discussed in NCCI’s Third Quarter 2020 QEB and take a deeper dive into states and industries of interest.
COVID-19’s Impact on Medical Treatment in Workers Compensation—A First Look at 2020
December 07, 2020
This article monitors several medical data-related metrics, which were developed to provide insight into the effect of COVID-19 on several aspects of the medical system as it relates to workers compensation.
COVID-19 and Workers Compensation: Frequency Assumptions Update
November 5, 2020
This research brief examines recent data and research pertaining to the various frequency-related assumptions discussed in the research brief, COVID-19 and Workers Compensation: Modeling Potential Impacts, and utilized in the COVID-19 Hypothetical Scenarios Tool.
COVID-19’s Impact on Motor Vehicle Accidents in Workers Compensation
November 4, 2020
This article explores how COVID-19 has disrupted seasonal traffic patterns countrywide and the resulting impacts on motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) in workers compensation (WC).
Quarterly Economics Briefing - Q3 2020
November 2, 2020
This edition of the Quarterly Economics Briefing presents two reports on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected employment.
COVID-19’s Impact on Medical Treatment in Workers Compensation—What to Measure
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.
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.



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