SELECTED INDICATORS IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION: A REPORT CARD FOR CALIFORNIANS
Incurred Cost per Indemnity Claim
The following chart shows the incurred cost per indemnity claim for private self-insured employers. During 1991 and 1992, the incurred cost per indemnity claim was stable. It dropped by 13 percent from 1992 to 1993; then between 1993 and 2003, the incurred cost per indemnity claim doubled and then decreased by about 21.6 percent between 2003 and 2005.
Average Incurred Cost per Indemnity and Medical Claim
The average incurred cost per indemnity and medical claim for the private sector was stable during 1991 and 1992, followed by a decline of 13 percent in 1993. It levelled off from 1993 to 1995, then increased by almost double by 2002. From 2002 to 2003, the incurred cost per indemnity and medical claim grew by 16 percent and then decreased by 27 percent between 2003 and 2005.