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2022 NCCI AIS May 9th – May 11th – See You There! (Updated Today)

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Update On the 2022 NCCI AIS

I published this article last weekend.   I then found out today that the 2022 NCCI AIS is sold out.  NCCI will likely publish quite a bit of the conference online due to coronavirus concerns.   You can still do a wait-list.  Call 800-622-4123  Option 7 for assistance. 

You can find out more information at this link. 

March 29, 2022 (BOCA, RATON, FL)—The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) will gather leading experts on workers’ compensation at its Annual Issues Symposium (AIS) from May 9–11 at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes in Florida. The full AIS agenda is now available.  I added it at the last minute to this article – See the bottom.

2022 NCCI AIS Hotel pic
Wikimedia Commons – Matt Howry

This year’s symposium themed The Insights You Trust, will feature experts delivering detailed analysis on the top issues facing workers’ compensation insurance executives.

“The demand for insight into workers’ compensation has never been greater,” said Bill Donnell, president, and CEO of NCCI. “This agenda is designed to help executives, regulators, and industry partners make well-informed decisions that help support a healthy system.”

The agenda includes NCCI’s exclusive State of the Line report from Chief Actuary Donna Glenn on the latest results and performance of the workers’ compensation line.

The two-day program will deliver NCCI’s insights on hot topics including:

  • “Workers Compensation Catastrophes” from Director of Data Science Katherine Williamson
  • “The Great Reshuffle” from Senior Economist Leonard Herk and Associate Actuary Carolyn Wise
  • “How Wage Inflation Impacts Workers Compensation” from Senior Actuary Barry Lipton
  • “The Medical Dilemma” from Senior Actuary Sean Cooper and Director of Medical Regulation and Informatics Raji Chadarevian

AIS 2022 will also include these leading outside experts:

  • Roger Ferguson, former vice-chair of the Federal Reserve and former top executive with Swiss Re and TIAA, on inclusive leadership
  • Robert Hartwig of the University of South Carolina on how COVID-19 has changed the economics of workers’ compensation
  • James Guszcza of Stanford University on humanizing the science of predictive analytics and artificial intelligence

AIS 2022 brings together experts and essential information for the workers’ compensation industry and beyond.

Note: All session times are ET unless otherwise noted.

Attendee Registration
Monday, May 9—10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Annual Golf Tournament—Supporting Kids’ Chance of America
Monday, May 9—1:00 p.m.​The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club

Welcome Reception
Monday, May 9—6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Networking Breakfast
Tuesday, May 10—7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

The Insights You Trust
Tuesday, May 10—9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.

Bill Donnell, CPCU | President and CEO, NCCI
Bill is excited to welcome our audience back to AIS as he reflects on the resilience of our system, the evolving landscape of workers and the workplace, and the ways in which workers’ compensation is challenged to be even better.

State of the Line Report
Tuesday, May 10—9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Donna Glenn, FCAS, MAAA | Chief Actuary, NCCI
NCCI’s State of the Line provides an exclusive review of the worker’s compensation system. Donna will deliver our latest analysis of financial indicators, trends, and broad economic markers, including an update on the impact of COVID-19 on the industry. This highly-anticipated session is unmatched in its detailed analysis of market conditions.

NCCI’s State of the Line Guide will be available as a companion to this session on the AIS app and ncci.com.

Networking Break
Tuesday, May 10—10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

State of the Line Q&A With NCCI’s Experts
Tuesday, May 10—10:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Donna Glenn, FCAS, MAAA | Chief Actuary, NCCI
Nadege Bernard-Ahrendts, FCAS | Practice Leader and Senior Actuary, NCCI
Leonard Herk, Ph.D. | Executive Director and Senior Economist, NCCI
Brittni Moore, ACAS, MAAA | Associate Actuary, NCCI
Join Donna and her panel of experts as they answer the questions you submitted during the State of the Line. This one-of-a-kind session offers unique insights and key takeaways that you won’t hear anywhere else.

Lunch
Tuesday, May 10—11:15 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Workers Compensation Catastrophes: Past, Present, and Future
Tuesday, May 10—1:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Katherine Williamson, FCAS, MAAA | Director, Data Science, NCCI
Katie discusses the impacts of industrial accidents, natural disasters, terrorism events, and pandemics on the workers compensation system.

The Great Reshuffle in Labor Markets
Tuesday, May 10—1:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Leonard Herk, Ph.D. | Executive Director and Senior Economist, NCCI
Carolyn Wise, ACAS, MAAA Manager and Associate Actuary, NCCI
The Great Reshuffle is reshaping labor markets, but how will these changes affect injury frequency—and by how much? Len and Carolyn present scenarios to explore the range of possible impacts on injury frequency and the implications for our industry.

Why Wage Inflation Matters in Workers’ Comp​
Tuesday, May 10—2:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Barry Lipton, FCAS, MAAA | Practice Leader and Senior Actuary, NCCI
The US economy is facing nonuniform wage inflation across the workforce like never before. Barry explores how wages are being impacted and how this might affect insurers. NCCI leverages the Indemnity Data Call and other data sources to analyze how potential changes in wages could impact the workers’ compensation system.

Networking Break
Tuesday, May 10—2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

A Conversation With Roger Ferguson on Inclusive Leadership
Tuesday, May 10—3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Roger Ferguson | Former President and CEO, TIAA; former Head of Financial Services, Swiss Re; and former Vice Chairman, Federal Reserve System
Join Bill Donnell for an engaging conversation with Roger Ferguson on inclusive leadership. Roger’s diverse experience and recognized leadership in both the insurance industry and our larger financial marketplace provide a broad perspective on today’s critical issues.

Networking Break
Tuesday, May 10—4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

“Florida Nights” Networking and Dinner Event
Tuesday, May 10—7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

NCCI welcomes you back to Florida! Step outside and join us for a fun, casual evening where you’ll enjoy a taste of Florida as we serve up the delicious food, sights, and sounds of the sunshine state.

Networking Breakfast
Wednesday, May 11—7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

NCCI Annual Meeting (Members and Employees Only)
Wednesday, May 11—8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

Networking Break
Wednesday, May 11—8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Top 5 Ways COVID Changed the Economics of Workers’ Compensation—For Better or Worse
Wednesday, May 11—9:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m.

Robert P. Hartwig, Ph.D., CPCU | Clinical Associate Professor of Finance, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
Join Bob for this high-speed journey through the ongoing effects of the pandemic, the resulting inflationary pressures, the ensuing labor shortage, and the lasting effects on our workers’ compensation system.

Networking Break
Wednesday, May 11—9:45 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Human Factors—Expanding the Science of Predictive Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Wednesday, May 11—10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

James Guszcza | Research Affiliate, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
AI is reshaping economic and societal landscapes. But the list of AI failures and data science projects that yield no economic value continues to grow. Jim shares insights on what’s missing—a broader, design-led perspective that blends ethics, psychology, and the local knowledge of end-users in developing hybrid human-machine intelligence systems.

The Medical Dilemma
Wednesday, May 11—10:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Sean Cooper, FCAS, MAAA | Practice Leader and Senior Actuary, NCCI
Raji Chadarevian | Director, Medical Regulation and Informatics, NCCI
In this session, Sean and Raji explore the impact of medical inflation on cost trends. From surgery rates to prescribing trends to premium prices paid in workers’ compensation, this session reveals the engine driving medical severity today.

Boxed Lunch
Wednesday, May 11—11:15 a.m.
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