CompScope™ Benchmarks for Michigan, 18th Edition

By William Monnin-Browder

April 23, 2018 Related Topics: Annual State CompScope™ Benchmarks

This study can help policymakers and other system stakeholders identify current cost drivers and emerging trends in payments for indemnity benefits, medical care, and benefit delivery expenses in Michigan.

The study compares the performance of the Michigan workers’ compensation system with 17 other states, focusing on total claim costs, indemnity benefits, overall medical payments, benefit frequency, disability duration, benefit delivery expenses, timeliness of benefit payments to injured workers, and other metrics. It also examines changes over time, mainly from 2011 to 2016.

Claims with experience through 2017 were analyzed for injuries up to and including 2016. In some cases, a longer time frame was used to supply historical context for key metrics, and where relevant, findings from other recent WCRI studies were included to provide a more comprehensive picture of the system.

CompScope™ Benchmarks for Michigan, 18th Edition. William Monnin-Browder. April 2018. WC-18-08.

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Research Questions:

  • What features of Michigan’s workers’ compensation system are driving the trends in indemnity benefits per claim? 
  • How does Michigan compare with other study states on duration of temporary disability, the proportion of claims with settlements, and the average amount paid?

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