The Effects of Provider Choice Policies on Workers’ Compensation Costs

This study provides new insights into a long-standing policy discussion over whether the choice of provider in workers’ compensation cases should be left to workers or to employers.

Click here to… Read More >>

CompScope™ Benchmarks, 17th Edition

These comprehensive reference reports measure the performance of 18 different state workers’ compensation systems, how they compare with each other, and how they have changed over time.

The reports are designed to help policymakers and others benchmark state system performance or a company’s workers’… Read More >>

CompScope™ Benchmarks for Wisconsin, 17th Edition

This study can help policymakers and other stakeholders interested in the Wisconsin workers’ compensation system identify current cost drivers and emerging trends in a wide variety of workers’ compensation cost components.

It compares Wisconsin’s performance  with 17 other states (Arkansas, California,… Read More >>

SAVE THE DATE - WCRI’s 2018 Annual Issues & Research Conference

The WCRI conference is a leading workers' compensation forum. The two-day program highlights presentations of WCRI’s latest research findings while drawing upon the diverse perspectives of highly respected workers’ compensation experts and policymakers from across the country. 

Read More >>

Relationship between Provider Choice Policies and Workers’ Compensation Costs Explored in New WCRI Study

There is a long-standing policy discussion over whether the choice of health care provider in workers’ compensation cases should be left to workers or to employers. A new study, The Effects of Provider Choice Policies on Workers’ Compensation Costs, provides updated evidence regarding the relationships between medical and indemnity costs (i.e., replacement for lost wages). 

Read More >>

Income Benefits Increased for Indiana Injured Workers under 2013 Law;  Indemnity Benefits per Claim Still Lower among 18 States

Cambridge, MA, April 25, 2017—Income benefits paid to Indiana’s injured workers through workers’ compensation claims rose nearly 5 percent between 2014 and 2015, a Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) study found.

Read More >>

New CompScope™ Studies Examine Trends in Claim Costs and Impact of Reforms in 18 State Workers’ Compensation Systems

The claim costs and other metrics of 18 state workers’ compensation systems are analyzed in depth in a new series of studies, CompScope™ Benchmarks, 17th Edition, released by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).

Read More >>

Stay Informed

Receive periodic email updates on
WCRI studies and events.

Testimonials

Brad Lehto
Chief of Staff
Minnesota AFL-CIO

“WCRI's research allows stakeholders in Minnesota to more independently evaluate our workers' compensation system. It leads to more informed discussion on system reforms in a balanced, unbiased manner. Over the…”

Read more

Browse Reports By State

View all reports, categorized by state:

Search by State ›

Free Report

Download this 31-state case study which identifies and compares medical price indices.

Medical Price Index, 8th Edition 

November 2016

Download Now