The Wisconsin Council of Self-Insurers, Inc. is the 30th state association to become an affiliate of the National Council of Self-Insurers (NCSI), an organization of corporate, state association and professional members. The NCSI represents 3500 employers. The NCSI is the only national organization devoted to the self-insurance of worker's compensation.
"The Council recognizes that employers are the sole source of funds for the payment of all worker's compensation, whether they assume the risk themselves or pay insurance premiums, and speaks for all employers in respect to worker's compensation costs."
A recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) found that Wisconsin medical payments per worker's compensation claim were higher than typical for 2015 injuries evaluated as of March 2016. While growth in Wisconsin worker's compensation medical payments per claim slowed in the past several years, medical payments were still increasing at a faster rate than other states that WCRI studied. "If the state is truly to become a haven for business growth and development, we must address legilatively the high cost to all Wisconsin employers and insurers of medical treatment in worker's compensation claims."