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LA: LWCC President & CEO Kristin W. Wall Elected to NCCI Board of Directors

BATON ROUGE, LA - Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corp. President and CEO Kristin W. Wall was recently elected to the board of directors of NCCI Holdings Inc. Source: Insurance Journal

John Schapperle of Island Insurance Elected to NCCI Board of Directors

BOCA RATON, FL - The National Council on Compensation Insurance has announced that John Schapperle, president and chief operating officer of Island Insurance, was elected to NCCI's board of directors. Source: Insurance Journal

KY: Annual WC Filing Approved

Frankfort, KY (CompNewsNetwork) - An annual filing most insurance carriers will use to develop rates for workers’ compensation coverage shows the fifth consecutive overall decrease in loss costs, Department of Insurance Commissioner Sharon P. Clark announced today. The 2010 filing, approved...

FL: IC Will Approve 7.8% WC Insurance Rate Increase

Tallahassee, FL (CompNewsNetwork) - Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty today announced that he has advised the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) that he would approve a rate filing to increase Florida's workers' compensation insurance rates by 7.8 percent to be effective...

RI: WC Coverage Verification Now Online

Providence, RI (CompNewsNetwork) - The RI Department of Labor and Training web site now features an online mechanism for verifying workers' compensation insurance coverage. Through a partnership with the National Council on Compensation Insurance, the department now links to a national database...

NCCI Projects Continued Decline in Net Written Premiums for Workers’ Compensation

NCCI's Financial Update Newsletter predicts that the decline in net written premiums for workers compensation will continue in 2011. Read more at National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc.

NCCI Gauges the Economy and Implications for Workers’ Compensation Insurance

In its latest quarterly newsletter, National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. examines factors in the current economic environment that typically impact workers' compensation insurance. Read more at NCCI.com and download the January, 2011 edition of Gauging the Economy .

RI: AG Opposes NCCI Proposal Advisory Loss Coss Increases For Workers' Comp Insurance

Providence, RI (CompNewsNetwork) - Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin formally opposed National Council on Compensation Insurance’s (NCCI’s) request for an overall 3.9 percent increase for advisory loss costs for workers’ compensation insurance line of business. After...

NCCI Addresses Workers’ Compensation Prescription Drugs Costs

Increased Utilization of Predominantly Expensive Drugs Fuel Cost Rise An August 2011 research brief by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. (NCCI) analyzed the trend of prescription drugs constituting a disproportionately high percentage of workers' compensation expenses. The...

It’s Still the Economy, Stupid: Considering the NCCI Research Brief “Workers’ Compensation Claims Frequency”

By Vernon Sumwalt, Esq. In the NCCI brief “ Workers’ Compensation Claims Frequency ” (August 2011), Jim Davis and Yair Bar-Chaim look at the consequences of the Great Recession of 2007-2009 upon workers’ compensation claims frequency in 2010. To a variable extent, the conclusions...

It’s Still the Economy, Stupid: Considering the NCCI Research Brief “Workers’ Compensation Claims Frequency”

By Vernon Sumwalt, Esq. In the NCCI brief “ Workers’ Compensation Claims Frequency ” (August 2011), Jim Davis and Yair Bar-Chaim look at the consequences of the Great Recession of 2007-2009 upon workers’ compensation claims frequency in 2010. To a variable extent, the conclusions...

Size Matters: NCCI Attributes Medical Costs Trends to Claim Categories

Many studies have analyzed why the medical componen t of workers' compensation costs have risen rapidly the past several years despite the recession. Explanations for the higher costs have ranged from increased workers' compensation prescription drug costs to the decline in the Dow Jones Industrial...

NCCI-Mandated Assigned Risk Policy Plain Language Upheld: Cal. Comp. Cases January Advanced Postings (1/18/2012)

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the January 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. FEATURED CASE: NCCI-MANDATED ASSIGNED RISK POLICY PLAIN LANGUAGE UPHELD Lexis.com subscribers can link to the case to read the complete summary. Ardis Kemp, Brenda Kemp, dba ABCO Distribution, Petitioners...

Oklahoma Opt Out Legislation Fails: A Post Mortem

By Thomas A. Robinson Late last Wednesday evening (April 25th), supporters of a controversial bill that would have allowed some Oklahoma employers to “opt out” of the state’s traditional workers’ compensation system [ see Oklahoma House Bill 2155 ] fell short of having sufficient...

NCCI: States That Switch to AMA Guides Sixth Edition See Big Drop in Impairment Ratings

NCCI has recently analyzed the impact of the AMA Guides Sixth Edition for three states that recently switched from the Fifth Edition to the Sixth Edition, finding a trend where substantial decreases in impairment ratings resulted. In Tennessee, impairment ratings for part of the body dropped by 16...

NCCI: States That Switch to AMA Guides Sixth Edition See Big Drop in Impairment Ratings

NCCI has recently analyzed the impact of the AMA Guides Sixth Edition for three states that recently switched from the Fifth Edition to the Sixth Edition, finding a trend where substantial decreases in impairment ratings resulted. In Tennessee, impairment ratings for part of the body dropped by 16...

Late-Term Compensation Care for Injured Workers

NCCI research analyzes decline in late-term medical costs as claimants age By Roger Rabb, Special Correspondent for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter When comparing the costs associated with providing medical treatment for injuries, even job-related injuries, the “common...