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WCRI's CompScope Report Shows Long-Lasting Effect of Some Reforms

By Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 1491 | 0 | 0 min read

The Workers Compensation Research Institute’s latest comparison of workers’ compensation experience in 18 states shows that the positive effects of reforms can linger for decades. Average costs in California are higher than other states reviewed for the 17th edition CompScope Benchmark reports published Tuesday. But costs are stable as a result of reforms that took effect at the start of 2013 that cut medical costs to offset an increase in indemnity benefits. But reforms from almost a decade earlier in Florida are still providing a return by stabilizing and reducing the annu...

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