In this 15th edition of the CompScope™ Benchmarks study, we report that growth in costs per claim and cost components in Texas was less than in many states from 2008 to 2013 (claims evaluated in 2014). There were, however, different drivers in different years. This study focuses on income benefits, costs, overall medical payments, use of benefits, duration of disability, benefit delivery expenses, timeliness of payment, and other metrics. It examines how these system performance metrics have changed over time and how Texas compares with 16 other states (Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin), in the context of major system reforms in Texas, especially House Bill (HB) 7 in 2005, as well as the effects of the Great Recession and recovery.
CompScope™ Benchmarks for Texas, 15th Edition. Carol A. Telles. April 2015. WC-15-19.
1) How does the performance of a state system compare with that of other states?
2) How is workers' compensation system performance changing over time?
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