Unless otherwise noted, the instructions in this section are based on Nevada’s current
WC statutes. Beginning in the 1980s, the Nevada WC program evolved from a monopolistic
State-run program to a fully competitive market. This shift not only affected the
types of WC payers SSA must contact, but also resulted in significant changes to the
statutes affecting the amount or duration of WC payments. The changes with the most
significant impact on SSA offset or development are listed below.
07/01/1973 – Permanent Partial (PP) payments extended to age 65
07/01/1981 – State enacts reverse offset plan. NOTE: SSA does not recognize reverse offset (RJ)
plans in effect after 02/18/1981.
07/01/1982 – State Industrial Insurance System (SIIS) created as State-run WC
01/01/1991 - PP payments extended to age 70
01/01/2000 - SIIS privatized into Employers Insurance Company of Nevada (EICON)
- Private carriers allowed to offer WC insurance
- PTD reduced by prior PPD lump sum
- Substantial benefit penalty payments added
01/01/2004 – Annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) added for Permanent Total (PT) based on
injuries on or after 01/01/2004 and annual payment for PT based on injuries prior
Note also that, between 1973 and 2004, the state Legislature enacted several increases
in PT benefits.
07/2009 – Nevada repealed its own reverse offset plan. Not significant, since SSA did not recognize
Nevada’s RJ plan, which went into effect after 02/18/1981.