Vol. 23 | August 2016

NISS Website Features

At NISS, our priority is making the statistical reporting process as simple as possible for our member companies. We accomplish this through simplified reporting requirements and providing member companies the tools and resources they need. Our most utilized tool is the NISS website, and because of that, we are constantly developing new website enhancements. Some features of the website include:

  • Submission Status Grid: Companies can view the status of all submissions they have made to NISS. The status is updated as a submission is received, processed, and approved, providing an easy way for a member company to view a snapshot of their submission activity.
  • Online Submissions: Data files can be easily and securely uploaded on the website. NISS has streamlined the file uploading process, making your choices specific to your company or companies.
  • View Correspondence: This feature provides member companies online access to various submission-related information including Data Quality Reports, feedback on your data, and other pertinent correspondence - a quick and easy way to reference important information regarding your data submissions.
  • Member Company Website Administrator: We put the power in your hands. With just a few clicks, your company's website administrator can create accounts that allow individuals to utilize the resources on the NISS website. Your website administrator also manages permissions and company-specific information.
  • View Compilations: After all data is collected from our member companies, NISS compiles an aggregate final report for each line of business. Along with sending these compilations to state insurance departments, we also make them available for member companies to view online.
  • Edit Tools: NISS offers many useful edit tools and resources, all of which are available to members as free downloads. These tools include Edit Software, Edit Tables, Territory by ZIP Code Listings, and Data Quality Reports.
  • Training/Education: NISS provides members with many training and education options including workshops, video training tutorials, a filing preparation checklist, a statistical reporting guide, and more.
  • Additional Resources: You also have access to other resources such as Call Instructions, Statistical Plans, Filing Schedule, Timeliness Reports, and Bulletins – everything you need to complete your reporting requirements.

We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback on these features and our member companies inform us they find the website extremely helpful and easy to navigate.


Save the Date! Next NISS Workshop Announced

The next NISS Statistical Workshop will be held in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The workshop covers a range of topics, including:

  • a brief history of statistical reporting
  • terms and concepts
  • an overview of the NISS internal flow of data
  • annual statement reconciliation
  • resources and reporting tips
  • edit tools (including Edit Software)
  • explanation of reports sent on behalf of member companies
  • frequently found errors

It also includes a thorough walkthrough of the NISS website, including tutorials on the member-interactive features. The workshop is fairly technical in nature and primarily directed to staff members that are involved in the details of data management and statistical reporting. It is also a wonderful opportunity to meet the NISS staff. Registration information will be announced at a later date. We hope to see you there!


Where We’re Going and Where We’ve Been

  • In April, NISS attended the Insurance Data Management Association (IDMA) Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • In June, NISS hosted booth #114 at the Insurance Accounting & Systems Association (IASA) Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas
  • In September, NISS will host booth #623 at the NAMIC Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • NISS attends the NAIC meetings throughout the year


About Us

NISS is a unique resource for the property/casualty insurance industry. We collect and report timely, quality insurance data and perform other related functions at a reasonable cost.

For more information, please visit www.niss-stat.org.

2016 Upcoming Due Dates

For a list of upcoming due dates, please click here.

2016 Upcoming Meetings

Executive Committee Meeting
August 16, 2016

Board Meeting
Indianapolis, IN
September 19, 2016

Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
Indianapolis, IN
October 27, 2016

Executive Committee Meeting
November 29, 2016

Board Meeting
December 19, 2016

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For the question and answer from the last brain teaser, please view the NISS News section here.

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