The WCIO (Workers Compensation Insurance Organizations) is a voluntary association of statutorily authorized or licensed rating, advisory, or data service organizations that collect workers compensation insurance information in one or more states. The WCIO is composed of the managers of the various boards and jurisdictions. The purpose of the WCIO is to provide a forum for the exchange of information about workers compensation insurance.

The WCIO has developed standards for the electronic transmission of information between insurers and rating/advisory organizations. These specifications are available for policy information, unit statistical reporting, experience modifications, detailed claim information, and individual case reports.

The members of the WCIO are:

  • Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California
  • Delaware Compensation Rating Bureau, Inc.
  • Indiana Compensation Rating Bureau
  • Insurance Services Office, Inc.
  • Workers' Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau of Massachusetts
  • Compensation Advisory Organization of Michigan
  • Minnesota Workers' Compensation Insurers Association, Inc.
  • National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc.
  • New Jersey Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau
  • New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board
  • North Carolina Rate Bureau
  • Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau
  • Wisconsin Compensation Rating Bureau

 

The WCIO has designated committees which make recommendations for action, as appropriate. The committees consist of WCIO members.

The committees and task groups of the WCIO are listed below with descriptions. 

 

WCIO Web Administration Team

The Website Committee is responsible for the design and implementation of expansion, modification, deletion and/or revision of content, and the ongoing operation of the WCIO website, subject to the direction of the WCIO membership.

WCIO Extraordinary Loss Events Task Group (ELE)
The ELE task group was established to maintain a uniform process and reporting requirements when an Extraordinary Loss Event (ELE) occurs. The WCIO partners with the Insurance Services Office’s Property Claim Services (PCS) to develop and maintain these procedures.

WCIO Identity Awareness Committee

The Identity Awareness Committee is responsible for promoting educational awareness regarding WCIO website, products and activities.

 

WCIO EDI Committee and Task Groups

The EDI Committee was established by the WCIO for the purpose of developing and maintaining electronic standards for transmitting workers compensation data.  The committee solicits input and participation from insurer and industry representatives.  Work products of this committee include: WCIO Workers Compensation Data Specifications Manual, Data Reporting Handbook, WCIO Code Sheets and the WCIO Data Dictionary.

Task groups are formed by the EDI Committee with specific responsibilities which include development and maintenance.  Task group results are presented to the EDI Committee as changes or recommendations.  Active task groups are:

·         Advisory Statistical Work Group (ASWG)
Scope: Review and advise on the statistical coding structure for continuity and consistency; cost implications of using existing reporting vehicles; alternative approaches to defined data elements; expansion and/or modification of currently defined fields; state specific data requirements; expansion and/or revision of report formats; deletion and restructure of data elements. 

·         Data Standardization Task Group (DSTG)
Scope: The Data Standardization Task Group was established to maintain standardization rules that are consistent with industry standards where appropriate.  Review and ensure that established standardization rules are used for current and proposed data elements, data values, and jurisdictional notes within the WCIO EDI products.

·         Electronic Standard Reporting Format Task Group (ESRFTG)
Scope: Develop electronic methods for DCOs to transmit data to insurers.

·         Manual Task Group (MTG)
Scope: Maintain the WCIO manuals via WCIO SearchPoint thereby permitting better reuse of content, easier and more efficient maintenance and publication of WCIO documents. Oversee WCIO SearchPoint enhancements.

·         Policy Advisory Task Group (PATG)
Scope: Review and advise on policy reporting coding structure for continuity and consistency; cost implications of using existing reporting vehicles; alternative approaches to defined data elements; expansion and/or modification of currently defined fields; state specific data requirements; expansion and/or revision of report formats; deletion and restructure of data elements.

·         XML Technical Task Group
Scope: Develop and maintain XML message standards and specifications for WCIO products, e.g. WCUNDERWRITING, WCNOA, WCPOLS.  This Task Group is also charged with the development and maintenance of the XML Design and Use Guide as well as the XML Data Element Listing documents, both of which are designed to assist insurance companies and data collection organizations to fully leverage the benefits of XML.

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