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Workers comp rate continues to decline
October 2, 2017
The Idaho Department of Insurance has accepted a proposal from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) for an overall rate change of -5.8% percent to workers’ compensation insurance to become effective January 1, 2018.

“We are pleased to announce this reduction which will help Idaho businesses,” said Department Director Dean Cameron. “The decrease in the 2018 workers compensation rates reflects a slow but consistent improvement over the past few years in both Idaho’s frequency of worker compensation claims and the average costs of those claims.”

The workers’ compensation benefit system is designed to cover medical costs associated with workplace injuries, as well as provide wage replacement benefits to injured workers for lost work time.

NCCI collects information about the workers’ compensation system in Idaho and submits proposed rates to the Department of Insurance for review and approval.
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