CompScope™ Benchmarks for Wisconsin, 18th Edition

By Sharon E. Belton

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 Wisconsin.

This study compares the performance of the Wisconsin 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. The study also examines how these system performance metrics have changed, mainly from 2011 to 2016, for claims at various maturities.

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 Wisconsin, 18th Edition. Sharon E. Belton. April 2018. WC-18-16.

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Research Questions:

  • How does Wisconsin’s workers’ compensation system compare with 17 other states?
  • How has the performance of Wisconsin’s workers' compensation system changed over time?

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