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Missouri: Bucking the Trend with Increases in Worker Benefits and Costs for Employers

Published: October 2019

Between 2013 and 2017, workers in Missouri saw substantial increases in both medical benefits per $100 of covered wages (of 11.8%) and in cash benefits/$100 of covered wages (of 9.6%). The latter represents the largest increase of any state. Overall, benefits for Missouri workers rose by 10.8%. Employer costs for workers’ compensation also increased in Missouri, albeit more modestly, by 5.6%, or $0.07 per $100 of covered wages, over the 5-year period.

 

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Go to Workers' Compensation Benefits, Costs, and Coverage (2017 Data).