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Court Case Update, Oklahoma - September 2020https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Court-Case-Update,-Oklahoma-September-2020.aspxCourt Case Update, Oklahoma - September 2020NCCI InsightsSeptember 25, 2020The Supreme Court of Oklahoma found that an Oklahoma workers compensation statute is unconstitutional to the extent that it denies recovery to the next of kin of a deceased employee with no dependents. Article
Court Case Update, California - September 2020https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-CourtCaseSeptember2020-California.aspxCourt Case Update, California - September 2020NCCI InsightsSeptember 18, 2020A California federal District Court ruled that exclusive remedy barred certain claims by an employee in connection with the employer’s alleged failure to maintain a safe and healthy work environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.Article
COVID-19 Court Cases (PDF)https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-COVID-19-Court-Cases.pdfCOVID-19 Court Cases (PDF)NCCI InsightsSeptember 18, 2020This report provides an overview of COVID-19-related state and federal cases with potential implications for workers compensation insurance.PDF
Countrywide Mega Claims Webinarhttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights_video-Countrywide-Mega-Claims.aspxCountrywide Mega Claims WebinarRyan VollSeptember 17, 2020This webinar highlights the Countrywide Mega Claims study conducted by NCCI in collaboration with other workers compensation bureaus. The study analyzes trends in mega claims across the country.Video
INSIGHTS Video Edition - September 2020https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights_video-september2020.aspxINSIGHTS Video Edition - September 2020Channel NCCISeptember 16, 2020In this episode we discuss our 2020 Regulatory and Legislative Trends Report.Video
Drug-Free Workplace Premium Creditshttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-drug-free-testing.aspxDrug-Free Workplace Premium CreditsChun Shyong, Barry Lipton, and John RobertsonSeptember 14, 2020This paper reviews the results for risks with WC Drug-Free Workplace Program (DFWP) credits. It includes a limited number of states, and there could be other states (e.g., Ohio) with similar programs not included in this analysis.Article
The Impact of Fee Schedule Updates on Hospital Outpatient Paymentshttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Impact-Fee-Schedule-Updates-Hospital-Outpatient-Payments.aspxThe Impact of Fee Schedule Updates on Hospital Outpatient PaymentsDavid Colon, Paul Hendrick, and Bryanna LumAugust 26, 2020This paper uses data from NCCI's Medical Data Call and examines how hospital outpatient payments are impacted by changes in maximum allowable reimbursements.Article
Countrywide Mega Claims https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_Country-wide-Mega-Claims-Report-2020-BureauReady.pdfCountrywide Mega Claims NCCI InsightsAugust 25, 2020NCCI, in collaboration with other workers compensation bureaus, has released its Countrywide Mega Claims study. It analyzes trends in mega claims, those with incurred losses at 2018 cost levels of $3 million across the country.PDF
Court Case Update, Federal - August 2020https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-CourtCaseAugust2020-Federal.aspxCourt Case Update, Federal - August 2020NCCI InsightsAugust 21, 2020The federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the constitutionality of a Washington workers compensation statute that creates a presumption of compensability for certain types of diseases contracted by federal contractors.Article
2020 Regulatory and Legislative Trends Reporthttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Regulatory-Legislative-Trends2020.aspx2020 Regulatory and Legislative Trends ReportLaura KerseyAugust 19, 2020An 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.Article
Webinar on the Impact of COVID-19 on Workers Compensationhttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-COVID-19-Impact-on-WorkersComp.aspxWebinar on the Impact of COVID-19 on Workers CompensationNCCI InsightsJuly 27, 2020View a recap of the webinar where NCCI and the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I) experts discuss COVID-19 and the impact on workers compensation.Video
Insights From NCCI’s Experience Rating Plan Reviewhttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Exp-Rating-Plan-Review.aspxInsights From NCCI’s Experience Rating Plan ReviewTom Daley, Barry Lipton, and Yuchen SuJuly 27, 2020Like a safe-driving discount, employers with good safety records can save on workers compensation insurance premiums. But how strong is the connection between past loss history and future losses? NCCI explores this in our research brief.Article
COVID-19 and Workers Compensation: What You Need to Know - Frequently Asked Questions - UPDATEhttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Coronavirus-FAQs.aspxCOVID-19 and Workers Compensation: What You Need to Know - Frequently Asked Questions - UPDATENCCI InsightsJuly 16, 2020This updated article addresses stakeholder questions regarding COVID-19 and the impact it may have on the workers compensation industry.Article
INSIGHTS Video Edition - July 2020https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights_video-july2020.aspxINSIGHTS Video Edition - July 2020Channel NCCIJuly 14, 2020We provide a recap of our COVID-19 Resource Center, discuss opioid prescribing across industry groups, and more.Video
Keeping Job Classifications Current in an Ever-Changing Environmenthttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Keeping-Job-Classifications-Current.aspxKeeping Job Classifications Current in an Ever-Changing EnvironmentKathy ThompsonJuly 13, 2020NCCI’s classification ratemaking methodology involves analyzing employer payroll and loss data reported by workers comp insurers. This paper explores how NCCI establishes new classifications, modifies existing ones, and eliminates the obsolete.Article
Court Case Update, Texas - June 2020https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-CourtCaseJune2020-TX.aspxCourt Case Update, Texas - June 2020NCCI InsightsJune 30, 2020The Supreme Court of Texas held, in Texas Mutual Insurance Co. v. PHI Air Medical LLC, that the Texas Workers' Compensation Act “fair and reasonable reimbursement” standard was not preempted by the federal Airline Deregulation Act (ADA).Article
NCCI’s Compensability—Statutory Survey (PDF)https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Compensability-Statutory-Survey-May-2020.pdfNCCI’s Compensability—Statutory Survey (PDF)NCCI InsightsJune 24, 2020As a reference tool, NCCI’s Compensability—Statutory Survey compiles statutory standards of compensability for states where NCCI is a rating or advisory organization.PDF
Court Case Update, Georgia - June 2020https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-CourtCaseJune2020-GA.aspxCourt Case Update, Georgia - June 2020NCCI InsightsJune 24, 2020On June 16, 2020, the Supreme Court of Georgia held, in Frett v. State Farm Employee Workers' Compensation, that injuries suffered by an employee as a result of a slip and fall during a scheduled lunch break were compensable.Article
Motor Vehicle Accidents in Workers Compensation - An Updatehttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights_MVA_WC-Update.aspxMotor Vehicle Accidents in Workers Compensation - An UpdateJim Davis, Ryan VollJune 23, 2020This article provides an update of MVA experience in WC through Accident Year 2018 and discusses factors influencing MVAs, such as cell phone laws and ownership, and vehicle safety. The article sheds light on how the COVID-19 pandemic may impact 2020.Article
Quarterly Economics Briefing - Q2 2020https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights_Quarterly_Economics_Briefing-Q22020.aspxQuarterly Economics Briefing - Q2 2020NCCI InsightsJune 19, 2020This edition of the Quarterly Economics Briefing presents two reports on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected employment.Article
Court Case Update, Nebraska and Texas - June 2020https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-CourtCaseJune2020-NE-TX.aspxCourt Case Update, Nebraska and Texas - June 2020NCCI InsightsJune 18, 2020NCCI provides an update of two court cases in Nebraska and Texas that may impact workers compensation in those states.Article
Court Case Update, Florida and Colorado - June 2020https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-CourtCaseJune2020-FL-CO.aspxCourt Case Update, Florida and Colorado - June 2020NCCI InsightsJune 09, 2020NCCI provides an update of two court cases in Florida and Colorado that may impact workers compensation in those states.Article
Opioid Prescribing Across Industry Groupshttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Opioid-Prescribing.aspxOpioid Prescribing Across Industry GroupsCarolyn WiseJune 08, 2020This article explores the difference in opioid use between industry groups by looking at data-driven trends underlying opioid prescribing patterns in workers compensation—with a special focus on the contracting industry.Article
COVID-19 Regulatory & Legislative Update: WC Compensability Presumptionshttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-COVID-19-Regulatory-Legislative-Update.aspxCOVID-19 Regulatory & Legislative Update: WC Compensability PresumptionsLaura KerseyJune 04, 2020Learn about state and federal legislation, regulations, executive orders and emergency rules addressing workers compensation presumptions of compensability for COVID-19.Article
Court Case Update, Maryland - June 2020https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-CourtCaseJune2020-MD.aspxCourt Case Update, Maryland - June 2020NCCI InsightsJune 03, 2020On May 26, 2020, the Court of Appeals of Maryland held, In the Matter of Collins, that a workers compensation claimant lacks the power to release any dependent’s future claim for death benefits.Article

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