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“While many of the bills we monitored in 2020 focused on establishing presumptions that were applicable primarily to first responders and/or healthcare workers, several of the current legislative proposals establish presumptions for additional categories of workers,” says NCCI’s Jeff Eddinger. (Credit: metamorworks/Shutterstock) “While many of the bills we monitored in 2020 focused on establishing presumptions that were applicable primarily to first responders and/or healthcare workers, several of the current legislative proposals establish presumptions for additional categories of workers,” says NCCI’s Jeff Eddinger. (Credit: metamorworks/Shutterstock)

Among the havoc dished out by COVID-19 emerged two major hits on workers’ comp: A significant drop in net premiums written and presumptions covering workers that contracted the virus.

That’s according to Jeff Eddinger, senior division executive at the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), who tells PropertyCasualty360.com: “Specifically, net written premiums dropped 10% for calendar year 2020. This was impacted by the recession brought on by COVID.”

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