CompScope™ Benchmarks for Georgia, 17th Edition

By Rebecca (Rui) Yang, William Monnin-Browder

April 18, 2017 Related Topics: Annual State CompScope™ Benchmarks

This report helps policymakers and other system stakeholders interested in the Georgia workers’ compensation system identify current cost drivers and emerging trends in a wide variety of performance measures of state workers’ compensation systems.

It provides meaningful comparisons between Georgia and 17 other study states (Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin), on key measures, including the following:

  • income benefits,
  • overall medical
  • payments,
  • costs,
  • use of benefits,
  • duration of disability,
  • litigiousness,
  • benefit delivery expenses,
  • timeliness of payment,
  • permanent partial disability,
  • temporary total disability, and
  • other metrics.

The study examines how these metrics have changed from 2010 to 2015. In some cases, a longer time frame was used to supply a historical context for the system. Claims with experience through March 2016 for injuries up to and including 2015 were analyzed. 

CompScope™ Benchmarks for Georgia, 17th Edition. Rui Yang and William Monnin-Browder. April 2017. WC-17-03.

 

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Research Questions:

  • How does Georgia’s workers’ compensation system compare with 17 other states?
  • How has Georgia’s system performance metrics changed over time?

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