First, the Commission announced that NCCI filed for an 8.8% decrease in voluntary advisory insurance rates effective 9/1/11, pending approval from the Illinois Department of Insurance.
Second, the IWCC reiterated that the Department of Insurance is still creating the rules and regulations for the workers’ compensation “preferred provider program” (PPP) approval process.
According to the legislation, the Commission must release a notification form that employers will use to inform injured workers about their PPP. Based on today’s news update from the IWCC, the Commission will not release that form until the Department of Insurance has released all of its requirements for PPP approval.
For an explanation of the difference between PPAs & PPPs, please see our previous post.
This chart illustrates the preferred provider program direction of care outlined in HB 1698.