|News From Annual Issues Symposium 2015|
View NCCI’s exclusive State of the Line report and other insightful industry information from AIS 2015!
Posted Date: June 24, 2015
|New NCCI Study Examines Relationship between Accident Report Lag and Claim Cost|
In a new study, NCCI looks at the relationship between report lag and claim cost using recent industry wide data.
Posted Date: May 26, 2015
|The Impact of Claimant Age on Late-Term Medical Costs|
A new NCCI research report finds that the average annual late-term medical cost per claim generally decreases gradually with increasing claimant age.
Posted Date: October 20, 2014
|NCCI Examines Medicare Set-Asides (MSAs) and Workers Compensation|
Using a sample of proposed workers compensation settlements, this new report looks at demographics and the review process related to MSAs.
Posted Date: September 15, 2014
|Workers Compensation Claim Frequency—2014 Update|
According to preliminary estimates, workers compensation lost-time claim frequency declined by a relatively modest 2% in Accident Year 2013.
Posted Date: July 18, 2014
|Understanding What Drives the Underwriting Cycle|
A new NCCI research report examines the financial performance of the property and casualty (P&C) industry as it relates to the business cycle, economic trends and investment income.
Posted Date: June 05, 2014
|NCCI Posts New Research on Price Impact of Physician Fee Schedules|
NCCI has published a new research report on the The Price Impact of Physician Fee Schedules.
Posted Date: April 29, 2014
|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
|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
|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
|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 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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