Florida Issues Final Order for NCCI to Decrease Workers’ Comp Rates by 4.7%

November 13, 2015

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has approved an overall decrease of 4.7 percent in workers’ compensation insurance rates in Florida. Following the disapproval of its original rate filing request, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) submitted additional information for the OIR’s consideration on Friday, November 6, 2015.

NCCI requested that OIR re-evaluate three specific items pertaining to its annual rate filing: expense constant, indemnity trend, and the profit and contingency factor. The Final Order issued today re-confirms the Office’s denial of the requested modifications to the expense constant and indemnity trend, OIR said in a statement.

However, OIR said it has granted an increase in the profit and contingency factor from the current approved 2.5 percent to 2.75 percent, which lowered the decrease in workers’ compensation rates from 5.1 percent to 4.7 percent overall. The new rates become effective January 1, 2016 for both new and renewal workers’ compensation rates.

View the Final Order below.

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