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NCCI Data Now Program – Avoiding The Dreaded GIGO


NCCI Data Now Program Releases The Data Connection – First Edition

Earlier this week I received the following note from Cristine Pike, NCCI Director of Communications.  The NCCI Data Now Program evolved from the yearly meetings to a full ongoing section on NCCI’s website.  The note from her appears below. Check out the end of this article for the definition of the acronym GIGO – an old computer science term.

Computer Screen pic NCCI Data Now Program issues first newsletter
(c) Creative Commons – Markus Spiske

NCCI (National Council on Compensation Insurance) issues Experience Modification Factors on all eligible insureds in 40+ states.  Each insurance carrier has a data reporting department that compiles and reports the data to NCCI to calculate the E-Mods.  The data reporters are crucial to accurate Mods.

I used to attend the yearly NCCI meetings at the West Palm Beach Convention Center (nice location) as I am a data geek of sorts.  I wrote an article each year on some of the nuggets of info from the yearly data conferences.  The pandemic changed the meetings to online in 2021.

The online meetings were informative.  The NCCI Data Now Program may be switched back to in-person in 2024 (I hope.)  I still have stacks of the manuals NCCI handed out at the sessions. I refer back to them at least monthly in my consulting practice.  Yes, old-school paper workbooks were handed out at the sessions. (nostalgia moment).

Any of the pages in the NCCI Data Connection section contains a link to ask questions.  I recommend using that link.

Cristine’s Note

In case you haven’t seen this, I wanted to share that NCCI’s The Data Connection – 2023, Edition One is now available.

This comprehensive resource provides the latest data reporting news, data quality updates, reporting enhancements, and recent communications.

Learn about:

I hope this is helpful for you and your readers. Any questions, we’re happy to help.


GIGO – Garbage In Garbage Out – if the data inputs are wrong, the results are exponentially inaccurate.

NCCI Data Now Program and Data Connection screen marks are used with permission.


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