CompScope™ Benchmarks for Texas, 23rd Edition

By Carol A. Telles

April 18, 2023 Related Topics: CompScope™ Benchmarks

This study helps policymakers and other system stakeholders in Texas identify current cost drivers and emerging trends in total costs per claim and key components. It compares the performance of state workers’ compensation systems in Texas and 16 other states, focusing on overall medical payments, income benefits, costs, use of benefits, duration of temporary disability, benefit delivery expenses, timeliness of payments, and other metrics. The study also examines how these system performance metrics have changed, mainly from 2016 to 2021, for claims at various maturities. We analyze claims with experience through 2022 for injuries up to and including 2021, and 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 2022, including non-COVID-19 claims only from the first and second years of the COVID-19 pandemic (March 2020 through September 2021). The study, therefore, provides a look at how the pandemic impacted non-COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims in the first two years of the pandemic.  

CompScope™ Benchmarks for Texas, 23rd Edition. Carol A. Telles. April 2023. WC-23-12.

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Research Questions:

  • How does the Texas workers’ compensation system compare with 16 other states?
  • How has the performance of the Texas workers' compensation system changed over time?
  • What impact did COVID-19 have on the Texas workers' compensation system?

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