Using the powerful WCRI Detailed Benchmark/Evaluation (DBE) Database, WCRI Benchmarks provide data on system performance
and trends by state. They result from special WCRI methods that produce meaningful interstate comparisons. They can be used by those interested in how a state compares to another, or used by employers or insurers to compare their company's experiences.
The DBE Database contains a representative critical mass of data for each of the states. It includes claims from insurers, state funds and self insurers, and claims from both voluntary and residual markets. Using this diversity of data providers, WCRI
uses statistical methods to ensure representativeness. The DBE also
includes 49 to 81 percent of the claims in a state.
WCRI benchmarks are provided as a service to the workers' compensation community. They include the most recent information available from the WCRI database.
WCRI Benchmarks presented here are for claims with more than 7 days of lost time.
Benefits and Costs
Paid benefit costs
Incurred benefit costs
benefit delivery expenses
Time from injury to notice to payor
Time from injury to first payment
Time from payor notice to payment
Time from employer notice to payor notice
with more than 7 days of lost time
Weeks of temporary disability
Medical Utilization: costs, visits and provider mix, by type of provider
Definition of Measures