SELECTED INDICATORS IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION: A REPORT CARD FOR CALIFORNIANS
Trends in Paid Indemnity Benefits
The estimated system-wide paid indemnity costs for the past several years are displayed in the chart below. The cost of the total indemnity benefit increased 64 percent from 1998 to 2004, then decreased by 8.5 percent from 2004 to 2005. The costs of temporary disability (TD), permanent partial disability (PPD), and vocational rehabilitation also declined from 2004 to 2005 after years of growth. Costs of life pensions, death benefits and permanent total disability increased from 1998 through 2005.
The following chart depicts the proportion of the total cost of paid indemnity contributed by each component.