Workers' Compensation Coverage by State

Published: October 2002
Workers' Compensation Data Fact Sheet No. 1 ~ October 2002


Workers' compensation systems are highly individualistic and can not be easily compared. This lack of comparability hampers policy analysis and system improvement. Ideally, systems would be comparable in performance through time and across jurisdictions. Good bench-marking information helps system managers measure and improve their operations. It also tells policy makers how their systems excel or fall behind other jurisdictions.

The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) is pleased to announce a collaborative effort with the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) to improve and share benchmarking and system performance data. NASI has taken on responsibility for maintaining a data series on workers' compensation costs and benefits formerly published by the U. S. Social Security Administration. The series is highly regarded and a very useful tool for researchers, analysts and administrators.