The 16th edition of CompScope™ Benchmarks for Texas can help policymakers and other system stakeholders identify current cost drivers and emerging trends in a wide variety of workers’ compensation cost components. This report allows for meaningful comparisons between Texas and 17 other study states on key measures including indemnity benefits, duration of temporary disability, lump-sum settlements, medical payments, and benefit delivery expenses.
We analyzed claims with experience through 2015 for injuries up to and including 2014. In some cases we used a longer time frame to supply historical context to the system. Additionally, we demonstrate system performance changes after legislative action for key metrics, specifically the impact of House Bill (HB) 2600 and HB 7 on cost drivers and trends. We also added information from other Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) benchmarking studies to provide a more complete picture of the system in Texas.
CompScope™ Benchmarks for Texas, 16th Edition. Carol A. Telles and Molly Flanagan. April 2016. WC-16-14.
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