Oregon’s 2010 Workers Comp State Premium Rate Ranking

October 21st, 2010 by Julie Ferguson


We have just one item to share today – an important and useful tool from the folks at Oregon’s Department of Consumer & Business Services: 2010 Oregon Workers’ Compensation Premium Rate Ranking, which ranks all 50 states plus the District of Columbia for rates that were in effect in January 2010.

We’ve taken the liberty of excepting a graphic to give you a sampling of the information, but you really want to save a copy of the report for future reference – the data is updated every two years. The chart offers a bird’s eye comparative view of state rankings; and accompanying chart breaks data down by state. As might be expected, there is more detail for Oregon.
Montana and Alaska continue to be among the two most costly states but shifted order since 2008. In 2008, Ohio ranked third highest costs, but has dropped to #17, while Illinois moves up to the #3 spot, a dubious distinction. North Dakota, Indiana, And Arkansas are the three least costly states in 2010. Massachusetts had previously been #49, rising in the ranks to #44 in a list where higher means less costly. For comparison, see the 2008 report.
For commentary on this report and other related matters, see our past posts:

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