NCCI Says Workers Compensation Performance Remains Healthy in 2022 State of the Line Report


May 9, 2023 (BOCA RATON, FL)—The performance of the US workers compensation system remains healthy according to the 2022 metrics that the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) released today.

Workers compensation premium increased 11% in 2022, highlighting a return to a similar level of premium as 2019, $47.5 billion. Private carriers produced their ninth consecutive year of underwriting profitability with a Calendar Year 2022 combined ratio of 84. It is the sixth consecutive year with a combined ratio below 90 for the workers compensation insurance market.

“Despite an unsettled environment over the past few years, the reality is that workers compensation has had more tailwinds than headwinds influencing results,” said Bill Donnell, President and CEO of NCCI. “Experience tells us that it won’t last forever, and we must be ready.”

“Overall, you see a healthy and strong workers compensation system,” NCCI Chief Actuary Donna Glenn added. “Workers compensation premium is up by 11%, which has essentially made up the ground that was lost during the pandemic.”

In addition, NCCI’s State of the Line Report includes other key insights:

Glenn issued the State of the Line Report at NCCI’s Annual Insights Symposium (AIS) 2023 on May 9 in Orlando, Florida.

The  State of the Line Report and2023 State of the Line Guide ( are available now at

About NCCI

With 100 years of experience, NCCI serves as the nation’s most comprehensive source for workers compensation data, insights, and solutions. As The Source You Trust, NCCI’s mission is to foster a healthy workers compensation system through its role as a licensed rating, advisory, and statistical organization. NCCI’s thought leaders analyze workplace trends and deliver insights to empower informed decision making.

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Cristine Pike, Director, Public Relations & Communications

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