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NCCI: States That Switch to AMA Guides Sixth Edition See Big Drop in Impairment Ratings
Posted on 16 Jun 2012 by Robin E. Kobayashi

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... Read More

Size Matters: NCCI Attributes Medical Costs Trends to Claim Categories
Posted on 4 Nov 2011 by John Stahl

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... 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. ... 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

NCCI: States That Switch to AMA Guides Sixth Edition See Big Drop in Impairment Ratings
Posted on 16 Jun 2012 by Robin E. Kobayashi

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... 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

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... 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... 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... 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

NCCI Forecasts Deteriorating Market for Workers' Compensation Industry
Posted on 18 May 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Dennis Mealy, NCCI's Chief Actuary, in a "State of the Line" report at NCCI's annual issues symposium on May 5, 2011, characterized the condition of the workers' compensation insurance market as "deteriorating." Most discouraging... Read More

MEMIC President and CEO Elected 2010 NCCI Board Chair
Posted on 11 May 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Portland, ME (CompNewsNetwork) - John T. Leonard, president and CEO of the MEMIC Group, has been elected 2010 board chair of the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. (NCCI), the leading ratemaking organization in the workers' compensation... Read More

LA: LWCC President & CEO Kristin W. Wall Elected to NCCI Board of Directors
Posted on 10 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

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 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;... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (5/20/2013)
Posted on 20 May 2013 by LexisNexis Communities 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: Rep. Reichert Files H.R. 1982 Medicare Secondary Payer... Read More