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Quarterly Economics Briefing - Q3 2020https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights_Quarterly_Economics_Briefing-Q32020.aspxQuarterly Economics Briefing - Q3 2020NCCI InsightsOctober 30, 2020This edition of the Quarterly Economics Briefing presents two reports on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected employment.Article
Court Case Update, Massachusetts - October 2020https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-CourtCaseOctober2020-Massachusetts.aspxCourt Case Update, Massachusetts - October 2020NCCI InsightsOctober 29, 2020The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found that a workers compensation insurer cannot be required to pay for a claimant’s medical marijuana expenses.Article
2020 Workers Compensation Financial Results Updatehttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-2020WorkersCompResultsUpdate.aspx2020 Workers Compensation Financial Results UpdateNCCI InsightsOctober 26, 2020In this report, NCCI provides updated results for 2019, as well as preliminary estimates for Calendar Year 2020.Article
Emergency Room Treatment in Workers Compensationhttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-ER-Treatment-Workers-Comp.aspxEmergency Room Treatment in Workers CompensationMitch Wiemer, Carolyn WiseOctober 22, 2020COVID-19 has affected the delivery of medical care. Hospitals are diverting resources to treat coronavirus patients, and elective hospital treatments have been deferred. But how might this affect the use of emergency rooms by injured workers?Article
COVID-19’s Impact on Medical Treatment in Workers Compensation - What to Measurehttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-COVID-19-WhatToMeasure.aspxCOVID-19’s Impact on Medical Treatment in Workers Compensation - What to MeasureRaji ChadarevianOctober 19, 2020NCCI 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.Article
COVID-19 and Workers Compensation - Permanent Disability (PDF)https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-COVID19-Workers-Compensation-Permanent-Disability-redirect.aspxCOVID-19 and Workers Compensation - Permanent Disability (PDF)NCCI InsightsOctober 12, 2020This paper describes updates made to NCCI's COVID-19 Hypothetical Scenarios Tool, which incorporate the potential for permanent disability outcomes within the calculation framework.PDF
NCCI's COVID-19 Hypothetical Scenarios Toolhttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-COVID-19-Hypothetical-Scenarios-Tool.aspxNCCI's COVID-19 Hypothetical Scenarios ToolNCCI InsightsOctober 12, 2020This 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."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 InsightsOctober 08, 2020This updated article addresses stakeholder questions regarding COVID-19 and the impact it may have on the workers compensation industry.Article
COVID-19 Court Cases (PDF)https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-COVID-19-Court-Cases.pdfCOVID-19 Court Cases (PDF)NCCI InsightsOctober 08, 2020This report provides an overview of COVID-19-related state and federal cases with potential implications for workers compensation insurance.PDF
Catastrophic COVID-19 Workers Compensation Claims - Case Studies and the Pandemichttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Catastrophic-COVID-19-WorkersComp-Claim-Case-Studies-Pandemic.aspxCatastrophic COVID-19 Workers Compensation Claims - Case Studies and the PandemicMichael ChooOctober 06, 2020Michael Choo shares what we've learned about COVID-19 and its potential impact on workers compensation.Article
COVID-19, Premium Audits, and EBNR - Lessons Learned from the Pasthttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-COVID-19-Premium-Audits-EBNR-Lessons-Learned.aspxCOVID-19, Premium Audits, and EBNR - Lessons Learned from the PastBarry LiptonSeptember 30, 2020This article looks at similarities between the current recession and the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009 audit premium and its impact on insurance results.Article
Court Case Update, Illinois - September 2020https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-CourtCaseSeptember2020-Illinois.aspxCourt Case Update, Illinois - September 2020NCCI InsightsSeptember 30, 2020The Illinois Supreme Court held that the proper test for determining workers compensation compensability depends on whether the activity was incident to the employment or causally connected to the job duties.Article
Court Case Update, Oklahoma - September 2020https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-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
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
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
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 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

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