WCRI CompScope Released Today – Updates 18 States
The WCRI CompScope released today is an update for all the 18 states of the study. I have used this study often for research that goes beyond the Rating Bureaus. This release is basically an update for all the states in the CompScope Study.
The price is great even for non-members.
The preliminary study results were presented at WCRI’s Annual Symposium.
The 18 states in the study are:
Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
There are individual reports for every state except Arkansas and Iowa.
The ones that interest me the most are California, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Texas. Those are personal preferences of mine.
The studies examine trends in workers’ compensation medical and indemnity payments in a number of states with significant changes, either through new laws or through court rulings. They also examine how income benefits, medical payments, duration of disability, litigiousness, and benefit delivery expenses changed over time, and they compare how these measures differ from state to state.
If you perform any research or are involved with any of these states’ Workers Compensation system, you may want to give the studies a try.
I have used them for 20 years. I have extrapolated their data to provide additional statistical analyses beyond these studies.
The link to download all 18 state reports is here.
If you are a WCRI member, the reports are gratis.
Another research-based question these reports will answer is: How is workers’ compensation system performance changing over time?
The WCRI CompScope released today should provide a great tool to analyze a certain state or group of states.