Workers' Compensation

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How to Achieve a Desirable Experience Modification Factor Under NCCI’s New System
Posted on 27 Sep 2012 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. A recent Risk & Insurance webinar entitled “Big Changes Coming in Workers’ Compensation Premiums” stresses that actively reducing your “Experience Modification Factor” (“mod”) today should... Read More

NCCI Studies Excess Loss Development
Posted on 21 Oct 2011 by John Stahl

Largest Claims Develop Down and Smaller Ones Develop Up Over Time By John M. Stahl, Esq. A September 2011 NCCI research brief entitled “Workers’ Compensation Excess Loss Development” followed up on NCCI’s 2007 study of the... Read More

NCCI Research Brief on Medicare Set-Asides and Workers' Compensation
Posted on 21 Sep 2014 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

NCCI has recently examined the demographics related to MSAs (distributions of amounts of MSAs and total settlements that include MSAs; distributions of ages of claimants) and the aspects of the CMS review process (length of time from submission to CMS... Read More

NCCI-Mandated Assigned Risk Policy Plain Language Upheld: Cal. Comp. Cases January Advanced Postings (1/18/2012)
Posted on 18 Jan 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

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... Read More

Will California Rank No. 1 in Nation for Highest Workers’ Comp Premium Rates?
Posted on 13 Apr 2014 by John Stahl

Two years ago California ranked third in the nation in terms of the highest workers’ comp premium rates. In a webinar on April 10, 2014, WCIRB observed that, given the rate activity in the state from 2012 to 2013 and most likely continuing into... Read More

Role of Age Regarding Workers’ Compensation May Be Exaggerated
Posted on 12 Nov 2012 by John Stahl

NCCI Suggests Younger and Older Employees’ Claims Are Comparable By John Stahl, Esq. Recent research by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc., (NCCI) questions the belief that the aging American workforce is at the eye of the... Read More

Workers’ Compensation and Its Secondary Payers: Medicare and Medicaid
Posted on 13 Feb 2015 by Vernon R. Sumwalt

Last November I had the pleasure of participating in a panel with two more eminently qualified folks—Jennifer C. Jordan of MEDVAL, LLC and Tim Nay at Nay & Friedenberg —about Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance at the 23rd Annual... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (7/30/2012)
Posted on 1 Aug 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Matthew Bender Celebrates 125 Years of Trusted Analytical... Read More

Florida: Appellate Court Overturns Trial Court’s Ruling That NCCI and OIR Violated Open Meetings Law
Posted on 12 May 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Florida appellate court held that a state trial court erred when it declared the final order of the Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) approving a 14.5 percent increase in workers’ compensation insurance rates void and in concluding that the... Read More

It’s Still the Economy, Stupid: Considering the NCCI Research Brief “Workers’ Compensation Claims Frequency”
Posted on 6 Oct 2011 by Vernon R. Sumwalt

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... Read More

Late-Term Compensation Care for Injured Workers
Posted on 31 Oct 2014 by Roger Rabb

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... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (8/6/2012)
Posted on 6 Aug 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: NASI Report Finds Slow Recovery Affects Workers Comp Benefits... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (9/10/2012)
Posted on 10 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Illicit Drug Use May Vary by Payer Type; Detection... Read More

NCCI’s State of the Workers’ Compensation Line 2012: The Struggle Continues
Posted on 25 May 2012 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. The State of the Workers’ Compensation Line 2012 presentation at the National Council on Compensation Insurance Holdings. Inc.’s , (NCCI) 2012 Annual Issue Symposium discussed trends in workers’ compensation insurance... Read More

Trends in Workers’ Compensation Narcotics Use: Avoiding Early Use is Key
Posted on 6 Jun 2012 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. A May 2012 report from the National Council on Compensation Insurance Holdings, Inc. , (NCCI) addressed the conclusions of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) that “the overuse of opioid... Read More