Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features WCRI’s release of the results of its first-time look at the state of Kentucky in its CompScope Benchmarks series.
The study found that Kentucky’s indemnity costs per claim and benefit delivery expenses per claim were typical of the states studied. Temporary disability claims lasted on average three weeks longer than in the typical states that have permanent partial disability (PPD) benefit systems. Medical costs per claim fell below the 18-state median, reflecting price regulations, with a stable trend over time. Medical-legal expenses were however among the highest of study states, both in frequency and costs, while other benefit delivery expenses were typical.
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