NCCI Releases AIS 2018 Highlights

NCCI has released materials including PDFs, video presentations, etc. for AIS 2018, located here. Highlights include:

This Year's Word: Connecting

This year's event opened with NCCI President and CEO Bill Donnell emphasizing the importance of connecting during times of constant change. Before an audience of more than 900 top carrier executives, regulators, and stakeholders, Donnell spoke of the work, the worker, and the workplace of the future with his focus on understanding how those dynamics might shape the workers compensation industry.

State of the Line

Following Donnell's remarks, NCCI's Chief Actuary Kathy Antonello, FCAS, FSA, MAAA, delivered the company's highly anticipated State of the Line Report, which provided the audience with a detailed description of 2017 industry results, market indicators, and trends.

Kids' Chance Partnership

At this year's event, NCCI also highlighted its partnership with Kids' Chance, which provides scholarships to children of injured workers so that they can pursue their educational goals. The organization operates in 36 states, making a significant difference in the lives of children affected by a workplace injury. On Wednesday, May 16, NCCI held its annual AIS 2018 golf tournament to benefit Kids' Chance at the Grand Cypress Orlando Golf Club; JLT Re sponsored the tournament. NCCI announced today a donation of $25,000 to the Kids' Chance organization.

AIS 2018 Speaker Lineup

Other speakers and topics at this year's symposium included:

  • The Economics of Workers Compensation
    Robert P. Hartwig, PhD, CPCU
    Clinical Associate Professor of Finance, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
     
  • Work Comp Mega Loss
    Michael Choo, MD, MBA
    Chief Medical Officer, Paradigm Outcomes
    Scott B. Goll
    Senior Vice President, Operations, Paradigm Outcomes
     
  • Marijuana—The Move to Schedule II
    Opioids—Killer Pain Relief
    David Deitz, MD, PhD
    Principal, David Deitz & Associates
    Raji Chadarevian
    Director, Medical Regulation and Informatics, NCCI
     
  • Leadership and Our Changing Times
    General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)
    Secretary of State (2001–2005)
     
  • B3i—The Future of the Insurance Transaction
    Paul Meeusen
    Head Distributed Ledger Technology and Director, Finance Reinsurance, Swiss Re & Chief Executive Officer, B3i 
     
  • The Impact of Provider Networks on Workers Compensation Medical Costs 
    Alex Swedlow
    President, California Workers' Compensation Institute (CWCI)
    Barry Lipton, FCAS, MAAA
    Practice Leader and Senior Actuary, NCCI