The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board has released its annual report on the state of the Workers’ Compensation system. Highlights from the report include mention of the transition of the agency during the past seven years, “from an agency whose purpose was mainly dispute resolution to one which provides effective regulation, improved compliance, strong advocacy for injured workers, and is now addressing the problem of employee misclassification”.
Additional commentary on the results reveals that Maine has gone from one of the costliest states in the nation to one that is “moving to the level of average costs for both premiums and benefits and has positioned itself to continue this trend. Maine appears to have struck a balance between reasonable costs and reasonable benefits, all within the Governor’s policy of keeping Maine fair-minded and competitive.”
The full report is available here (PDF).
Source: ME DWC