Cost of workers’ compensation in US falling, but coverage is on its way up

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A new report compared data over the years following 2014 and showed the coverage is improving. The cost of workers’ compensation in the United States is steadily dropping, even as the coverage it provides appears to be rising. The Workers’ Compensation Benefits, Costs, and Coverage report examined data from 2018, comparing it with updated data for 2014 through 2017. This was conducted by the National Academy of Social insurance and the data is publicly available. This is the 23rd consecutive year for the report on the cost of workers’ compensation.…

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Louisiana workers compensation to lower its rates

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This form of insurance is set to decrease by 5 percent within 2014, which will certainly be welcome. Jim Donelon, the state commissioner has now announced that Louisiana workers compensation rates will be decreasing as of May 1, 2014, by an average of 5.1 percent. The decrease was approved by the commissioner following a recommendation by the NCCI. He gave the nod to the reduced Louisiana workers compensation rates after the National Council on Compensation Insurance made its recommendation for a 5 percent reduction as a result of notably improved…

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Workers compensation board in Alaska moves to lower costs

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Last week, they were seeking input from the public in order to gain ideas to reduce the rising expenses. The Alaska Workers Compensation board reached out to the public last week to help them to build ideas and receive the input of residents to be able to more effectively manage the rising costs associated with the coverage. Meetings were held by the board members in Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, and Kenai. The opportunity was taken in those locations to help to gain ideas to help to stem the rising costs associated…

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Workers compensation in Maine approved for 3.9 percent increase

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This is the largest increase that has been approved in the state for at least six years. The Maine Bureau of Insurance has just approved a rate increase of 3.9 percent for the workers compensation coverage in the state, which represents the biggest rise in the price of the coverage in more than half a decade. The primary cause of the increase is due to a rise in health care costs that will arrive on April 1. This, according to the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board executive director Paul Singhinolfi. Back…

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