The National Council on Compensation Insurance held their 1938 annual meeting at the NCCI's New York City offices on December 1, 1938. Members present included: Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, Aetna Life Insurance Company, Continental Casualty Company, Fidelity and Casualty Company of New York, Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Maryland Casualty Company, and Sun Indemnity Company of New York (today's Chubb Indemnity). At the meeting the NCCI's occupational disease program was discussed. A report on the meeting noted that:
"There has been little change in the status of the occupational disease rates adopted in 1936 by the Special Committee on Occupational Disease." By 1933, the NCCI had a table of occupational disease rates which included asbestosis. An earlier blog entry on the NCCI can be found here.
In addition, a specific NCCI activity in Illinois was noted in the report of the 1938 annual meeting:
"In accordance with the provisions of Section 6 of the Illinois Act relating to the assignment of risks, the National Council, as the designated central agency, has been collecting for future hazard relativity determination purposes, the required engineering and medical data in connection with risks which have been assigned for coverage under the Illinois Uninsured Risk Plan involving the silica and asbestos occupational disease hazards... During the time in which the Council was authorized to collect these data, nine risks came to its attention involving the hazards of silica and asbestos."