|NCCI Publishes Research on Severity Trends by Undeveloped Size of Loss|
As part of a review of excess loss factors used in NCCI’s class ratemaking and retrospective rating plans, NCCI examines severity trends by undeveloped size of loss.
Posted Date: December 09, 2013
|NCCI Webinar: Trends and Cycles in Property and Casualty Insurance|
NCCI recently partnered with National Underwriter to produce an online webinar, “Trends and Cycles in Property and Casualty Insurance.” The webinar is available now for viewing at no charge to participants.
Posted Date: November 14, 2013
|NCCI Publishes New Research on Prescription Drug Expenditures|
With medical expenditures growing at a faster rate than indemnity benefits in workers compensation, NCCI has once again re-examined prescription drug (Rx) costs, which are a significant driver of medical costs.
Posted Date: September 26, 2013
|Workers Compensation Claim Frequency—2013 Update|
This study provides NCCI’s latest frequency change estimate for Accident Year 2012 and examines the effect of the recession on frequency changes.
Posted Date: September 12, 2013
|Workers Compensation Temporary Total Disability Indemnity Benefit Duration—2013 Update|
Average benefit durations have risen or fallen in step with the national unemployment rate.
Posted Date: August 29, 2013
|The Impact of Physician Fee Schedules in Workers Compensation|
New research reports analyze the impact of physician fee schedules on prices and utilization.
Posted Date: August 16, 2012; Updated: May 29, 2013
|News From Annual Issues Symposium 2013|
Updated News from Annual Issues Symposium 2013—CEO Steve Klingel's presentation video is now available.
Posted Date: July 15, 2013
|Medical Services for Claims 20 or More Years Old|
In a new research report, NCCI examines workers compensation medical services provided more than two decades years after the initial injury.
Posted Date: January 21, 2013
|Role of Traffic Accidents in Workers Compensation—An Update|
Traffic accidents are a leading cause of high-severity workers compensation injuries. In an updated research brief, NCCI examines trends associated with the Great Recession and other findings.
Posted Date: December 18, 2012
|Comorbidities in Workers Compensation|
A new NCCI research report provides new information on comorbidity claimants and the types of providers submitting comorbidity diagnoses.
Posted Date: November 14, 2012
|Workers Compensation and the Aging Workforce: Is 35 the New "Older" Worker?|
An updated NCCI research report shows that an aging workforce has a far less negative impact on workers compensation claim costs than might have been thought.
Posted Date: October 29, 2012
|Workers Compensation Temporary Total Disability Indemnity Benefit Duration—2012 Update|
NCCI Releases Workers Compensation Temporary Total Disability Indemnity Benefit Duration—2012 Update.
Posted Date: July 26, 2012
|Impact of AMA Guides-6th Edition|
This research study analyzes the impact on impairment ratings in three states due to a switch to the sixth edition of the AMA Guides.
Posted Date: July 18, 2012
|Workers Compensation Claim Frequency—2012 Update|
Claim frequency declined in 2011, albeit by a modest 1%.
Posted Date: July 12, 2012
|NCCI Releases New Research on Indemnity Benefit Duration and Obesity|
In a new technical research report, NCCI confirms that the number of lost workdays for obese workers is greater than that for workers at recommended weight.
Posted Date: June 19, 2012
|NCCI Publishes Research on Bayesian Trend Selection|
A new research report discusses how NCCI selects loss ratio trends for aggregate ratemaking using Bayesian model selection.
Posted Date: June 15, 2012
|Narcotics in Workers Compensation|
NCCI has released an updated report on the cost of narcotics in workers compensation treatments.
Posted Date: June 05, 2012
|NCCI Releases New Research Study on Benefit Duration|
NCCI’s newest research brief updates our previous paper published in 2011 with an additional 12 months of data.
Posted Date: April 26, 2012
|NCCI Releases Research on Violence in the Workplace|
A new NCCI study reveals that the reality of workplace violence is markedly different from popular opinion.
Posted Date: January 23, 2012
|Critical Issues in Workers Comp Webinar Featuring NCCI Experts|
In November, NCCI Practice Leader and Senior Actuary Barry Lipton and Chief Economist Harry Shuford participated in an online seminar hosted by National Underwriter.
Posted Date: January 16, 2012
|NCCI Research on the Aging Workforce and Workers Comp|
There is widespread concern about the potential adverse impact on workers compensation loss costs as the “baby boomers” postpone retirement and accelerate the aging of the workforce.
Posted Date: January 4, 2012
|A Total Credibility Approach to Pool Reserving|
NCCI releases new research that explains the development of a comprehensive credibility approach for Pool reserving.
Posted Date: December 05, 2011
|NCCI Publishes Research on Loss Cost Components and Industrial Structure|
Quantifying the impact of the changes to the industrial structure on loss cost components is important for understanding trends in NCCI aggregate ratemaking.
Posted Date: November 15, 2011
|Medical Services by Size of Claim—2011 Update|
NCCI has published updated research on how different medical services contribute to workers compensation claim costs over time.
Posted Date: November 1, 2011
|NCCI Publishes Research Report on Excess Loss Development|
In a new review of excess loss factors, NCCI investigates countrywide excess loss development.
Posted Date: October 11, 2011
|NCCI Releases 2011 Claims Frequency Research|
Claim frequency for workers compensation injuries increased 3% in 2010, marking the first increase since 1997. NCCI’s 2011 claims frequency research brief examines the latest data.
Posted Date: September 26, 2011
|NCCI Publishes 2011 Workers Compensation Prescription Drug Study|
In 2010, NCCI identified a sudden and significant growth in the share of workers compensation drugs dispensed by physicians.
Posted Date: September 12, 2011
|NCCI Releases Study on Physician Reimbursement and Medical Fee Schedules|
A new NCCI research study examines examples of how workers compensation medical payments responded to state fee schedule changes for particular services.
Posted Date: April 14, 2011
|NCCI Releases Study on Safe Lifting Programs at Long-Term Care Facilities|
NCCI has published a new study showing that an increased emphasis on safe lift programs at long-term care facilities is associated with fewer workplace injuries.
Posted Date: March 22, 2011
|The Relationship Between Medical Utilization and Indemnity Claim Severity|
NCCI has published a new research report comparing the factors driving medical and indemnity severity.
Posted Date: March 01, 2011
|NCCI Study Reports Increase in Temporary Total Disability Indemnity Benefits|
After a period of moderation, NCCI is now seeing an increase in the average duration of payments for Temporary Total Disability (TTD) indemnity benefits.
Posted Date: February 15, 2011
|2010 Prescription Drug Study Update|
A newly updated NCCI study shows that the volume of prescription drugs dispensed to workers compensation claimants has risen sharply—putting upward pressure on costs.
Posted Date: January 05, 2011
|Study Finds Obesity Increases Risk of Disabling Injuries|
A new NCCI study advances previous research by analyzing the differences in outcomes between workplace injuries with “obese” and “non-obese” claims.
Posted Date: December 13, 2010
|Reserving in the Age of Obesity|
In an updated technical paper, NCCI examines evidence that obesity contributes to the cost of medical care in workers compensation.
Posted Date: November 2010
|Indemnity Benefit Duration, Maximum Weekly Benefits, and Claim Attributes|
In a new technical study, NCCI examines whether an increase in the maximum weekly benefit of temporary total disability claims leads to a lengthening of the average benefit duration in a group of affected claimants.
Posted Date: October 25, 2010
|Workers Compensation Claim Frequency Continues to Decline in 2009|
The decline in claim frequency for workers compensation injuries continued in 2009, and economic factors suggest further reductions are likely in 2010.
Posted Date: October 14, 2010
|NCCI Participates in Webinar on Workers Comp Market|
NCCI Senior Actuary Barry Lipton recently joined a panel of risk experts hosted by A.M. Best for a webinar titled, The Fast-Changing Environment for Workers Compensation Coverage.
Posted Date: August 23, 2010
|NIOSH Hosts Workshop on use of Data for Occupational Safety and Health|
In September 2009, NIOSH and BLS partnered with NCCI and the Washington State SHARP program to sponsor a workshop on the use of workers compensation data for occupational safety and health surveillance.
Posted Date: July 30, 2010
|NCCI Publishes Medical Severity Study Update|
NCCI updates a January, 2007 examining the significant increase in medical severity over the period 1996/97 to 2001/02. This update uses more current data and extends the time frame through 2006.
Posted Date: July 16, 2010
|Workers Compensation Temporary Total Disability Indemnity Benefit Duration|
This research report examines indemnity benefit duration with regard to Temporary Total Disability injuries.
Posted Date: May 24, 2010
|NCCI Publishes New Study Regarding Cost Drivers in Loss Development|
This new research report addresses recent work at NCCI on enhancing the modeling of loss development in workers compensation.
Posted Date: April 27, 2010
|Medicare and Workers Compensation Medical Cost Containment|
A new NCCI research study examines several aspects of the role that Medicare has played in workers compensation medical cost containment.
Posted Date: January 19, 2010
|Claims Characteristics of Workers Aged 65 and Older|
NCCI published new research on how workers aged 65 and older differ from all workers in terms of their share of claims; indemnity and medical payments; frequency; and indemnity and medical severity.
Posted Date: January 15, 2010
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