Many Nevada employers will see a small increase in the premiums they pay for workers’ compensation insurance this year.
The average premium increase in the voluntary market will be about 3.2 percent. Nevada employers who purchase their workers’ comp insurance in the assigned-risk market will see an average increase of 3.3 percent. Both increases will take effect on March 1.
Insurance Commissioner Scott J. Kipper has approved a filing from the National Council on Compensation Insurance for an average increase of 3.2 percent for Nevada workers’ comp voluntary insurance loss costs.
The majority of the increase is due to a revision in NCCI’s trend assumption for the medical component for workers’ comp coverage from -2.0 percent to -1.0 percent, according to Kipper’s office. Another component of the increase arises from changes in the medical fee schedule issued by the Division of Industrial Relations and small increases in the minimum and maximum weekly benefit amounts.
Since 2008 there has been a 19.2 percent decrease in loss costs for the voluntary market, and a 20.1 percent decrease in rates for the assigned-risk market.
The State of Nevada Division of Insurance is a division of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry.