BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly released report from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) highlights activity in more than 20 states to address workers compensation presumptions of compensability in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. NCCI's 2020 Regulatory and Legislative Trends Report provides an overview of actions by state legislatures, governors, and regulators (through July 31, 2020) to address workers compensation insurance.
"We have seen a wide range of responses to the pandemic from policymakers," said Bill Donnell, President and CEO of NCCI. "Our new report provides stakeholders in the workers compensation system with perspective to help them make informed decisions."
The report tracks COVID-19-related activity through July 31, including eight states—Alaska, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming—that passed legislation establishing presumptions of compensability for COVID-19 for certain workers. Eleven states issued executive orders, directives, or emergency rules on COVID-19 presumptions and compensability—Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and North Dakota.
In this report you will also learn about:
The 2020Regulatory and Legislative TrendsReport is a comprehensive resource for all who are interested in monitoring how COVID-19 has impacted legislative sessions as well as how overall activity could affect workers compensation.
"Altogether, we are monitoring more than 1,100 state and federal bills and more than 250 regulations," said Laura Kersey, author of the report and NCCI Division Executive—Regulatory & Legislative Analysis. "This is part of NCCI's ongoing work to provide resources that support the needs of the workers compensation system."
Access the full report available on ncci.com.
Founded in 1923, the mission of the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) is to foster a healthy workers compensation system. In support of this mission, NCCI gathers data, analyzes industry trends, and provides objective insurance rate and loss cost recommendations. These activities—combined with a comprehensive set of tools and services—make NCCI the source you trust for workers compensation information.
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