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Workers' Compensation Comparative Costs

Workers' Compensation Comparative Costs

Lower Cost

Average Cost

Higher Cost

State

Index

Rank

State

Index

Rank

State

Index

Rank

Utah

0.414

1

Iowa

0.841

14

Maine

1.193

33

Arizona

0.492

2

Massachusetts

0.850

15

Colorado

1.196

34

Virginia

0.505

3

Alaska

0.866

16

Hawaii

1.262

35

Oregon

0.614

4

Mississippi

0.866

16

Alabama

1.299

36

Indiana

0.623

5

Idaho

0.869

18

New York

1.299

36

Maryland

0.626

6

Nebraska

0.882

19

Delaware

1.305

38

South Carolina

0.692

7

Wisconsin

0.891

20

Louisiana

1.405

39

North Carolina

0.713

8

Pennsylvania

0.894

21

New Hampshire

1.411

40

South Dakota

0.754

9

Kentucky

0.925

22

Texas

1.464

41

New Mexico

0.788

10

Michigan

0.978

23

Rhode Island

1.508

42

Arkansas

0.798

11

Vermont

0.978

23

Oklahoma

1.548

43

Kansas

0.804

12

Illinois

0.988

25

California

1.564

44

Minnesota

0.810

13

New Jersey

0.997

26

Florida

1.720

45

 
   

Tennessee

1.003

27

 
   
 
   

Montana

1.044

28

 
   
     

Nevada

1.059

29

 
   
     

Georgia

1.069

30

     
     

Connecticut

1.081

31

     
     

Missouri

1.090

32

     

Workers' Compensation Average Statutory Benefit Provisions

Lower Benefit Level

Average Benefit Level

Higher Benefit Level

State

Index

Rank

State

Index

Rank

State

Index

Rank

South Dakota

0.543

1

Wisconsin

0.904

18

Delaware

1.188

35

Oregon

0.583

2

Alaska

0.916

19

Vermont

1.219

36

California

0.633

3

Tennessee

0.939

20

Illinois

1.260

37

New Jersey

0.662

4

South Carolina

0.946

21

New York

1.269

38

Indiana

0.667

5

Hawaii

0.954

22

Arizona

1.281

39

Idaho

0.676

6

Alabama

0.962

23

Virginia

1.288

40

Arkansas

0.699

7

Minnesota

0.980

24

Pennsylvania

1.325

41

Missouri

0.745

8

West Virginia

0.993

25

Massachusetts

1.355

42

Utah

0.749

9

North Carolina

1.007

26

Colorado

1.376

43

Florida

0.766

10

Montana

1.015

27

Rhode Island

1.391

44

Wyoming

0.848

11

Georgia

1.037

28

Maine

1.484

45

Kansas

0.859

12

North Dakota

1.038

29

Washington

1.691

46

Ohio

0.865

13

New Hampshire

1.041

30

Louisiana

1.776

47

Maryland

0.892

14

Iowa

1.097

31

Connecticut

1.798

48

Texas

0.892

14

Nebraska

1.107

32

Nevada

2.644

49

Oklahoma

0.893

16

Mississippi

1.121

33

Michigan

3.855

50

Kentucky

0.896

17

New Mexico

1.139

34

     

Source: Workers' Compensations State Rankings 2000

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