CompScope™ Benchmarks for Florida, 24th Edition

By Rebecca (Rui) Yang

April 23, 2024 Related Topics: CompScope™ Benchmarks

This study helps policymakers and other system stakeholders in Florida identify current cost drivers and emerging trends in indemnity benefits, medical payments, and benefit delivery expenses. It compares the performance of state workers’ compensation systems in Florida and 16 other states, focusing on income benefits, overall medical payments, use of benefits, duration of temporary disability, frequency and payments of permanent partial disability (PPD)/lump-sum claims, benefit delivery expenses, litigiousness, timeliness of payments, and other metrics. The study also examines how these metrics have changed, mainly from 2017 to 2022, for claims at various maturities. In some cases, we use a longer time frame to supply historical context.

Note that the results we report reflect experience on claims through March 2023, including non-COVID-19 claims from the pandemic period (March 2020 through September 2022). The study, therefore, provides a look at how the pandemic impacted non-COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims in the first three years of the pandemic.

CompScope™ Benchmarks for Florida, 24th Edition. Rebecca Yang. April 2024. WC-24-02.

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Research Questions:

  • How have Florida’s system performance metrics changed over time?
  • How does Florida compare with 16 other states?

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