About Us

The New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board (NYCIRB) is a non-profit, unincorporated association of insurance carriers, including the State Insurance Fund.

In conjunction with the New York Workers' Compensation Law, the Insurance Law provides for the Superintendent of Insurance to designate a rate service organization to collect the loss, premium and payroll data from each carrier, summarize this information and develop an adequate rate structure. Since the enactment of the Workers' Compensation Law in 1914, the NYCIRB has been licensed as the official organization for this purpose. As the New York rate service organization with a single dedication and focus, the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board has more than 100 years of experience in understanding the workers compensation insurance coverage and underwriting of the New York market.

Innovation

We continually innovate and improve.

Research

We produce research that stimulates conversation and thinking in new ways.

Customer Experience

We always look for ways to make it easier to do business with us.

NYCIRB is the premier resource and authority for workers’ compensation insurance analytics, information, research, and actuarially-based loss costs in New York State. Consistent with its integral role in the industry, NYCIRB is committed to the following strategic objectives:

a)
Maintain a continual focus on ease of doing business for all stakeholders including labor, government, business, and the insurance community, through transparent and simple processes supported by objective decision-making.
b)
Be a trusted thought-leader, and source of analytic information through research, reporting, outreach, and education.
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Envision, build, and deliver empowering technologies to stakeholders to provide information, facilitate sophisticated benchmarking, and identify and evaluate trends driving the workers’ compensation system in New York.
d)
Deliver easy to use products and services that anticipate and respond to the needs of stakeholders.
Jeremy Attie
President | Chief Executive Officer

Jeremy Attie joined the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board as President-Elect in late February of 2016, and assumed the position of President and CEO on July 1, 2016. Prior to joining the Rating Board, Mr. Attie served in the Office of the New York State Governor from 2012 to 2016, as Assistant Counsel to the Governor for Labor and Financial Services, and as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. Throughout his tenure in the Governor’s Office, Mr. Attie developed, negotiated and implemented civil rights, labor, and financial services reforms with a focus on New York State’s workers’ compensation system. Prior to joining the Governor’s Office in 2012, Mr. Attie practiced law at a firm in Manhattan, New York, where he represented clients on a wide variety of matters ranging from defamation to complex commercial disputes. Mr. Attie is a graduate of Cornell University (Class of 2002) and Brooklyn Law School (Class of 2005).

Ziv Kimmel
Senior Vice President | Chief Actuary

Ziv Kimmel joined the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board in 2008 as Director of Actuarial Research, focusing on the Rating Board’s loss cost filings, legislative analysis, as well as various research projects. He was named Vice President and Chief Actuary of the Rating Board in 2012, and Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary in 2016. Mr. Kimmel started his career in 1997 as an Actuarial Analyst at ISO, where he worked on commercial property pricings. In 2001, Mr. Kimmel joined the National Council on Compensation Insurance, where he was heavily involved in legislative analysis projects, medical cost research, as well as state rate filings. Mr. Kimmel is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Mr. Kimmel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens College in 1997, with a major in mathematics.

Lucy DeCaro
Vice President of Operations

Lucy DeCaro joined the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board in 1973. Ms. DeCaro began her career in the Rating Board’s Premium Audit, Classification and the Inspection divisions. In 1977, Ms. DeCaro joined the Rating Board’s Information Technology (IT) department as a programmer, and was named Assistant Vice President in 1985. In 1991, Ms. DeCaro was appointed Vice President of IT, and in 2008 was appointed Vice President of Operations. Ms. DeCaro was awarded a Fellowship in Insurance Data Management (FIDM) from the Insurance Data Management Association (IDMA) and holds an accreditation as a Workers Compensation Professional (WCP) from AMCOMP. Ms. DeCaro is on the Board of Directors of IDMA and sits on the Education Committees of both IDMA and AMCOMP.

Vincent Licause
Vice President of Finance and Administration

Vincent Licause joined the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board in December of 2012, and assumed the position of Vice President of Finance and Administration on July 1, 2013. Prior to joining the Rating Board, Mr. Licause spent 10 years as an Audit Manager at a public accounting firm in New York City, specializing in the non-profit sector. Prior to working as an Audit Manager, Mr. Licause served as Assistant Comptroller for a large benefit fund, and as a Senior International Accountant for a pharmaceutical company. Mr. Licause is licensed in New York State as a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a Masters in Business Administration from NYIT, and a Continuing Education Diploma in Finance from NYU.

Mark Battistelli
Vice President of Underwriting Services

Mark Battistelli joined the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board in March of 2018 as the Vice President of Underwriting Services. Prior to joining the Rating Board, Mr. Battistelli spent 22 years at Magna Carta Companies where he was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Home Office Underwriting and was responsible for corporate regulatory and product compliance as well as commercial and personal lines product development and maintenance. For the nine years prior to joining Magna Carta Companies, Mr. Battistelli was Manager of Product Development & Maintenance at Home Insurance Companies where he developed policy forms, endorsements, underwriting manuals and product filings for the company's independent programs. Mr. Battistelli earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter.

Susie Patriciello
Vice President of Human Resources

Susie Patriciello joined the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board as Director of Human Resources in April of 2012, and was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources in December of 2016. Prior to joining the Rating Board, Ms. Patriciello spent 15 years overseeing the human resources department at Ginsburg Development Companies, LLC – one of the largest residential developers in the Hudson Valley. Ms. Patriciello is a graduate of Champlain College and McGill University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Ms. Patriciello is certified by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) as a SHRM Senior Certified Professional.

Mitchell Tenzer
Vice President | Chief Information Officer

Mitchell Tenzer joined the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board in May of 2008 as the Vice President of Information Technology | Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining the Rating Board, Mr. Tenzer was a Senior Manager at Ernst and Young (EY) from 2005 to 2008 in the Technology and Security Risk Services division where his primary role was advising financial institutions on addressing IT infrastructure fundamentals of security, controls, reliability and trust, as well as Sarbanes / Oxley regulatory compliance. For the 12 years prior to joining EY, Mr. Tenzer was Vice President at JP Morgan Chase in Global Technology Solutions / Remote Access Services, where he managed dual-factor authentication development and support in New York, Bournemouth, and Hong Kong. Mr. Tenzer is a Cum Laude graduate of Pace University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Professional Studies.

Neal Leibowitz
Assistant Vice President | Director of Actuarial Production

Neal Leibowitz joined the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board in 2016 as Assistant Vice President | Director of Actuarial Production, focusing on derivation of the Rating Board’s loss cost filings, class loss costs, experience rating values, retrospective rating values, State of the System and legislative analysis, as well as financial data collection and administration. Prior to joining the Rating Board, Mr. Leibowitz worked at The Hartford for over 15 years in various capacities including small commercial, middle markets, national accounts, and workers’ compensation pricing. Mr. Leibowitz is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Actuarial Science from the University of Connecticut in 1991.

Brett King
Assistant Vice President | Director of Actuarial Research

Brett King joined the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board in September of 2016 as Assistant Vice President | Director of Actuarial Research. Prior to joining the Rating Board, Mr. King served for two years as the Managing Actuary of workers’ compensation at QBE where he was responsible for actuarial pricing across the company and participated on the Rating Board’s Actuarial Committee. From 2010 to 2014, Mr. King worked at Swiss Re as a Senior Actuary where he managed the workers’ compensation parameters and state strategy across the U.S. Mr. King began his actuarial career in 2001 at the National Council on Compensation Insurance (“NCCI”), where he was involved in state rate filings, pool reserving, and medical, legislative, and class ratemaking research projects. Prior to Mr. King’s work at NCCI, he taught mathematics for six years. Mr. King is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Mr. King graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, Cum Laude, from Florida Atlantic University in 1995.