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Description of data collected from ICRB members for the Bureau to carry out its functions.

The ICRB collects data from its members to carry out its ratemaking and experience rating functions as well as for research for workplace safety. The ICRB contracts with the NCCI to collect and validate Indiana data. The data can be summarized into these categories:
  • policy and endorsement data
  • statistical plan data
  • financial data
  • detail claim information data
  • expense data (Insurance Expense Exhibit or IEE)
  • medical call data
Policy and Endorsement Data
These data include the workers compensation policy information pages, endorsements, cancellations, reinstatements, and nonrenewals for all policies with Indiana exposure. The policy information is estimated and subject to audit after the policy expires. These data are used by the WC Board of Indiana for its proof of coverage system. Policy data are due within 30 days of effective date.
 

 
Statistical Plan Data
Statistical plan data are audited premium, payroll, and loss experience for each policy, by state and by class code. These data are used to determine rate changes at the classification code level, and production of experience modification factors. The data are valued 18 months after the policy effective date and submitted by the 20th month. Four subsequent annual updates are required when claims remain open.

Also known as Workers Compensation Statistical Plan Data (WCSP), unit statistical data, unit statistical reports, unit reports, and USP data.
 


Financial Data
Aggregated workers compensation data on a company’s financial performance.
 
Financial data are aggregate summaries of premium and loss data transactions for a given policy year, calendar year or accident year. These data are used to determine overall rate level changes. ICRB members report their data directly to NCCI via "Annual Calls for Experience." These "financial calls" are normally requested in October and due the following April.

NCCI issues 22 aggregate financial calls for the state of Indiana. The primary ratemaking calls are: Policy Year; Calendar-Accident Year; Assigned Risk Policy Year; Assigned Risk Calendar-Accident Year; and the Reconciliation Report.

NCCI reconciles calendar year financial data with annual statements to ensure consistent reporting. The Reconciliation Report (Call #8) reconciles data reported on the Exhibit of Premium, Losses, and Expenses, Statutory Page 14 of a carrier’s annual statement with calendar year data reported to NCCI on the Calendar-Accident Year Call (Call #5).

The Reconciliation Report requires data providers to reconcile calendar year data on their call submissions to the data reported on their Annual Statement to the NAIC. The Annual Statements undergo examination by state insurance departments. As a result, the Annual Statements provide a credible source for verifying the accuracy of the calls.

After reconciliation and validation of the financial call data, it is aggregated and merged with historical data for the ratemaking analysis. The analysis includes a review of alternate loss development methods, trend projections, state economic conditions, and benefit changes to arrive at the overall loss cost indication. This overall indication is distributed to each classification using statistical plan data.

NCCI Financial Call web page

If you have any questions, please contact NCCI's Customer Service Center via the online form at ncci.com or call 800-NCCI-123.


Detailed Claim Information (DCI)
DCI data provide further breakdowns on individual claims. The data consist of indemnity (lost time from work) claims. DCI utilizes a state-specific random sampling process to identify reportable claims, which are used for a more refined analysis of workers compensation. This data supports statistical analysis of the costs and characteristics of indemnity claims. DCI data serve as the basis for research initiatives and law change evaluations and help explain the underlying causes of trends in claim costs.

NCCI DCI webpage


Medical Data Call
Data that supports statistical analysis of medical cost impacts of legislative benefit changes.

Indiana will participate in NCCI’s Medical Data Call program, for which NCCI will begin to collect the data in 4Q 2010.

Analyzing medical data in more detail is required to effectively measure the impact of workers compensation legislation and regulations that are anticipated to be considered in the future.

About 75% of Indiana workers compensation benefits are attributable to medical costs, and the percentage is increasing. The rising cost of medical care is the major issue facing workers compensation stakeholders. With this continuing escalation of medical claim costs, many state regulators and legislators across the country have looked for support in the analysis and pricing of their medical cost containment solutions.

Data Quality
There is increased emphasis on data quality throughout the workers compensation industry. With that in mind, the Workers Compensation Insurance Organizations (WCIO) has created a "White Paper on Data Quality" identifying the challenges and opportunities with respect to the quality of information.


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The material in this document has been prepared and shared for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice on any particular situation.