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CWCI: Claim Frequency Up for State's Self-Insureds

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Monday, July 22, 2019 | 921 | 1 | 50 min read

Workers’ compensation claim frequency increased for the second year in a row among private self-insured employers in California in 2018, bucking a decades-long national trend of decreasing claim rates. Claims per 100 employees climbed to 3.71 last year for private self-insured employers, up from 3.53 in 2017 and 3.30 in 2016, according to a bulletin the California Workers’ Compensation Institute released last week. The frequency increases were seen in both medical-only and indemnity claims. Claim frequency for private self-insureds in California had been falling since 20...

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