Cambridge, MA, March 31, 2022 – The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) announced today that its 2022 annual report is available on its website. The report takes a comprehensive look at all of the Institute’s activities in 2021, from the studies that were published to how that research was used by policymakers and other stakeholders.

In his annual letter, CEO and President John Ruser said that WCRI published various studies in 2021 that looked at the impact of COVID-19 on the workers’ compensation system, and that WCRI was well-positioned and prepared to continue studying the impact of the pandemic, as well as other factors influencing workers’ compensation systems.

“Our benchmarking studies have begun to capture the impact of the virus on state workers’ compensation systems and future editions will show us the full impact,” said Ruser. “In other future work, we will track long-COVID-19 claims, changes in how medical care is delivered, and how claims are affected by labor market disruptions and changes in the way we work.”

The following is among the information included in the report:

  • Abstracts of select studies
  • Where the research was used and shared
  • Corporate social responsibility examples
  • Impact of social media
  • Number of media mentions
  • Interviews with WCRI members
  • List of members and supporters

A complimentary copy of WCRI’s 2022 Annual Report is available on the Institute’s website.

About WCRI

The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization based in Cambridge, MA. Organized in 1983, the Institute does not take positions on the issues it researches; rather, it provides information obtained through studies and data collection efforts, which conform to recognized scientific methods. Objectivity is further ensured through rigorous, unbiased peer review procedures. WCRI's diverse membership includes employers; insurers; governmental entities; managed care companies; health care providers; insurance regulators; state labor organizations; and state administrative agencies in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.


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