We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new edit utility accessible through the NISS website!

Vol. 36 | October 2019

Data Quality Report Enhancements

We are pleased to announce three data quality report enhancements that will be available for the 2020 Call Year! These include:

  • Pre-Edit Error Report and comma-delimited file
  • Annual Statement Line of Business Data Quality Report and comma-delimited file
  • Prooflist comma-delimited file

The comma-delimited files allow member companies to import the data files into a program like Access or Excel, where you can use the ‘sort’ and ‘filter’ features to easily isolate and analyze any data issues. The reports will be added to your current data quality reports and will also be available with the NISS Online Edit. For 2020 they will be available for the following lines of business:

  • Burglary, Robbery and Theft
  • Homeowners
  • Farmowners
  • Inland Marine
  • Fidelity, Surety and Forgery

The enhancements will be added to other lines of business in the future. We hope you find these new resources very useful as we continue to try to make the reporting process as easy and simple as possible.

Annual Statement Reconciliation

As we near the end of 2019, we would like to remind you of the importance of reconciling your NISS data submissions to your Statutory Page 14. Each year, NISS prepares an Annual Statement Balancing Report for each member company and highlights any differences in which the reconciliation tolerance is exceeded. This is critical to ensure we have received all necessary data.

In many cases, differences can simply be explained using Reconciliation Worksheets. We encourage companies to send in Reconciliation Worksheets as you send data submissions to let us know in advance of any differences. Your company can also submit Reconciliation Worksheets in response to receiving the Annual Statement Balancing Report. Whichever way you choose, the balancing process helps make sure data quality standards are met and is an important step in the statistical reporting process.

Where We’re Going and Where We’ve Been

  • In April, NISS attended the IDMA Conference in Chicago, Illinois
  • In May, NISS attended the DigIn Conference in Austin, Texas
  • In June, NISS hosted a booth at the Insurance Accounting & Systems Association (IASA) Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona
  • In September, NISS attended the InsureTech Connect Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 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 .

2019 Upcoming Due Dates

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

2019 Upcoming Meetings

Executive Committee Meeting
November 26, 2019

Board Meeting
December 16, 2019

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