Florida regulator approves rate drop for workers’ comp
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has approved a rate decrease for workers’ compensation insurance in Florida.
The 1.8 percent decrease was filed by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) in a law-only filing resulting from the effects of the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Florida chief financial officer Jimmy Patronis said, “Reducing insurance costs and financial burdens is great news for our business community.
“This rate reduction is a much needed insurance cost savings for Florida businesses,” Patronis added.
Florida insurance commissioner David Altmaier said: “NCCI has demonstrated through its rate filing that this decrease is an actuarially-sound response to the savings workers’ compensation insurers have realized as a result of recent federal legislation. The data indicates that passing the savings along to businesses through a rate decrease is an appropriate response at this time.”
The overall rate level change is a 1.8 percent decrease due to a change in the profit and contingency (P&C) factor to 0.5 percent from 1.85 percent. NCCI’s analysis to determine the revised P&C reflects provisions from the recently-passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, including top corporate tax rate decreases, changes to reserve discount factors, and other factors. This applies to both new and renewal workers’ compensation insurance policies effective in Florida as of June 1, 2018.
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