The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) has issued its biennial study on national workers’ compensation premiums. The study, based on rates that were in effect Jan. 1, 2006, ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia according to their workers’ compensation premium rates.
In the new ranking, Oregon ranked 42nd, which means its workers’ compensation rates were the 10th lowest in the nation in 2006. Oregon’s ranking was unchanged from 2004. Alaska had the highest workers’ compensation rates, and California’s rates were the second highest. Washington came in 36th and Idaho came in 32nd.
According to DCBS, the 2004 study recently won an award from the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions, a nonprofit professional association of government agencies charged with the administration of workers’ compensation systems throughout the United States, Canada, and other nations and territories.
To read the report, go to: http://www.cbs.state.or.us/imd/rasums/2082/06web/06_2082.pdf.
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