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

April 25, 2017

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.

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

April 18, 2017

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).

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WCRI and The Walt Disney Company Discuss Injured Worker Outcomes at RIMS 2017 Annual Conference

April 12, 2017

Dr. John Ruser, president and CEO of the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), and Tim East, Director of Risk Management at The Walt Disney Company, will deliver a joint presentation on injured worker outcomes at the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference & Exhibition, Wednesday, April 26, at 11am in room 116.

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WCRI Launches Redesign of Website with New Logo

March 17, 2017

Cambridge, MA, March 15, 2017―In an effort to help policymakers and other stakeholders find the latest research on some of the most significant issues impacting state workers’ compensation systems, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) launched a redesign today of its website along with a new logo. The site can be viewed at http://www.wcrinet.org.

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WCRI Study Monitors Trends in New York Workers’ Compensation System

February 27, 2017

Cambridge, MA, February 28, 2017―Trends in the performance of the New York workers’ compensation system following reforms enacted in 2007 are monitored in a new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). 

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WCRI Study Evaluates Impact of House Bill 373 on Medical Expenses in Delaware Workers’ Compensation System

February 27, 2017

Cambridge, MA — Feb. 21, 2017 — A new study released today by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) evaluates the early impact of Delaware House Bill (HB) 373, which had a goal to reduce medical expenses in the state’s workers’ compensation system by 33 percent over three years.

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California Medical Payments per Workers’ Compensation Claim Decreased After the Implementation of SB 863

December 8, 2016

CAMBRIDGE, MA, December 8, 2016 — California Senate Bill (SB) 863, signed into law in 2012, may have contributed to decreases in medical payments per workers’ compensation claim in 2013 and 2014, according to CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for California, 17th Edition, a study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).

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WCRI Announces Theme for 2017 Annual Issues & Research Conference

December 8, 2016

CAMBRIDGE, MA, December 8, 2016 — After enjoying record-breaking attendance at its last conference, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) officially opened registration today for its 33rd Annual Issues & Research Conference, March 2-3, 2017, at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, MA.

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