To better understand how the workers compensation (WC) industry is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, a multistate evaluation of the reported COVID-19 claims was undertaken. This benchmarking analysis included representation from the following WC bureaus: California, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). This multibureau collaboration allowed for the creation of a COVID-19 claims database, which enabled the development of a comprehensive view of COVID-19 claim characteristics and trends.
This report summarizes key findings from Phase II of this study, including the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the WC system. The analysis focused on the direct impact of COVID-19 claims. Changes to non-COVID-19 claims as an indirect result of the pandemic are not considered—for example, changes due to an increased use of telemedicine and telework.
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