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WORKERS COMPENSATION BENEFITS, COVERAGE AND COSTS, 2011-2012

 

  2011 2012 Percent change
Covered workers (000) 125,833 127,904 1.6%
Covered wages ($ billions)  $6,049 $6,309 4.3
Workers compensation benefits paid ($ billions)  61.0 61.9 1.3
     Medical benefits  30.6 30.8 0.9
     Cash benefits  30.5 31.0 1.8
Employer costs for workers compensation ($ billions)  77.8 83.2 6.9

Source: National Academy of Social Insurance.

 
COMPARISON OF WORKERS COMPENSATION BENEFITS, COVERAGE AND COSTS, 2006-2007
  2006 2007 Percent change
Covered workers (000) 130,339 131,734 1.1%
Covered wages ($ billions)  $5,543 $5,855 5.6
Workers compensation benefits paid ($ billions)  54.3 55.4 2.0
     Medical benefits  26.3 27.2 3.3
     Cash benefits  28.0 28.3 0.8
Employer costs for workers compensation ($ billions)  87.3 85.0 -2.7

Source: National Academy of Social Insurance.

 
COMPARISON OF WORKERS COMPENSATION BENEFITS, COVERAGE AND COSTS, 2007-2008
  2007 2008 Percent change
Covered workers (000)  131,734    130,643   -0.8%
Covered wages ($ billions)   $5,855    $5,953    1.7  
Workers compensation
benefits paid ($ billions) 
 55.2    57.6    4.4  
     Medical benefits   26.7    29.1    8.8  
     Cash benefits   28.5    28.6    0.3  
Employer costs for workers
compensation ($ billions) 
 84.6    78.9    -6.7  

Source: National Academy of Social Insurance.

 
COMPARISON OF WORKERS COMPENSATION BENEFITS, COVERAGE AND COSTS, 2008-2009
  2008 2009 Percent change
Covered workers (000) 130,643 124,856 -4.4%
Covered wages ($ billions) $5,954 $5,675 -4.7
Workers compensation benefits paid ($ billions) 58.1 58.3 0.4
     Medical benefits 29.3 28.9 -1.1
     Cash benefits  28.8 29.4 1.9
Employer costs for workers compensation ($ billions)  79.9 73.9 -7.6

Source: National Academy of Social Insurance.

 
COMPARISON OF WORKERS COMPENSATION BENEFITS, COVERAGE AND COSTS, 2009-2010
  2009 2010 Percent change
Covered workers (000) 124,856 124,454 -0.3%
Covered wages ($ billions) $5,675 $5,820 2.6
Workers compensation benefits paid ($ billions) 57.9 57.5 -0.7
     Medical benefits 28.7 28.1 -2.1
     Cash benefits 29.2 29.5 0.7
Employer costs for workers compensation ($ billions) 73.3 71.3 -2.7

Source: National Academy of Social Insurance.

 
WORKERS COMPENSATION BENEFITS, COVERAGE AND COSTS, 2010-2011
  2010 2011 Percent change
Covered workers (000) 124,454 125,833 1.1%
Covered wages ($ billions) $5,820 $6,049 3.9
Workers compensation benefits paid ($ billions) 58.2 60.2 3.5
     Medical benefits 28.6 29.9 4.5
     Cash benefits 29.6 30.3 2.6
Employer costs for workers compensation ($ billions) 71.9 77.1 7.1

Source: National Academy of Social Insurance.