3 months, 3 weeks ago From a state issued press release
Recommended rate has dropped 13.3 percent
Illinois announced that the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has filed a request for an overall reduction of 4.5 percent in workers' compensation rates from the Illinois Department of Insurance (DOI).
Since the 2011 Workers’ Compensation Reform law championed by Governor Quinn, the department estimates that overall savings have reached $315 million for the Illinois Workers’ Compensation system. With the implementation of the proposed rate reduction, the advisory rate level will have dropped 13.3 percent below the advisory rate level prior to the changes sought and enacted by the governor.
Today's announcement is part of Governor Quinn's commitment to strengthen Illinois’ business climate and drive more economic growth while ensuring that all workers are protected, treated fairly and receive the compensation they deserve.
“When I came into office, Illinois had one of the most burdensome workers’ compensation systems in the country,” Governor Quinn said. “We turned that statistic around and delivered real reform that is saving hundreds of millions of dollars for our businesses and keeping the system honest to our workers. This rate review will ensure the state has a responsible advisory rate that supports business growth and protects workers.”
Officials estimate the latest proposed reduction in workers’ compensation advisory and loss cost rates could result in overall reduction in premiums of up to $110 million. This estimate is based on the credit rating organization A.M. Best’s calculations as they reviewed 2011 premiums. Individual rates for businesses may vary based on claims experience, payroll, and other factors.
With the implementation of the proposed rate reduction, the advisory rate level will have dropped 13.3 percent below the advisory rate level prior to the 2011 Workers’ Compensation Reform Legislation. The overall premium impact based on the advisory rates is approximately $315 million. Individual companies may reflect different rate changes.
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