Annual Statistical Supplement, 2009

 

Other Social Insurance Programs and Veterans' Benefits

Other Social Insurance Programs

Workers' Compensation

Table 9.B1 Coverage, benefits, and costs, selected years 1940–2007
Year Estimated number of workers covered per month (millions) Benefits paid during year (millions of dollars) Cost of program as a percentage of covered payroll a Benefits as a percentage of covered payroll b
Total Type of insurance Type of benefits
Private carriers c State and federal funds d Employers' self-insurance b Medical and hospitalization Compensation payments
1940 24.6 256 135 73 48 95 161 1.19 0.72
1946 32.7 434 270 96 68 140 294 0.91 0.54
1948 36.0 534 335 121 78 175 359 0.96 0.51
1949 35.3 566 353 132 81 185 381 0.98 0.55
1950 36.9 615 381 149 85 200 415 0.89 0.54
1951 38.7 709 444 170 94 233 476 0.90 0.54
1952 39.4 785 491 193 101 260 525 0.94 0.55
1953 40.7 841 524 210 107 280 561 0.97 0.55
1954 39.8 876 540 225 110 308 568 0.98 0.57
1955 41.4 916 563 238 115 325 591 0.91 0.55
1956 43.0 1,002 618 259 125 350 652 0.92 0.55
1957 43.3 1,062 661 271 130 360 702 0.91 0.56
1958 42.5 1,112 694 285 132 375 737 0.91 0.58
1959 44.0 1,210 753 316 141 410 800 0.89 0.58
1960 44.9 1,295 810 325 160 435 860 0.93 0.59
1961 45.0 1,374 851 347 176 460 914 0.95 0.61
1962 46.2 1,489 924 371 194 495 994 0.96 0.62
1963 47.3 1,582 988 388 207 525 1,057 0.99 0.62
1964 48.8 1,707 1,070 412 226 565 1,142 1.00 0.63
1965 50.8 1,814 1,124 445 244 600 1,214 1.00 0.61
1966 53.7 2,000 1,239 486 275 680 1,320 1.02 0.61
1967 55.0 2,189 1,363 524 303 750 1,439 1.07 0.63
1968 56.8 2,376 1,482 556 338 830 1,546 1.07 0.62
1969 59.0 2,634 1,641 607 386 920 1,714 1.08 0.62
1970 59.2 3,031 1,843 755 432 1,050 1,981 1.11 0.66
1971 59.4 3,563 2,005 1,098 460 1,130 2,433 1.11 0.67
1972 62.3 4,061 2,179 1,379 504 1,250 2,811 1.14 0.68
1973 66.3 5,103 2,514 1,998 592 1,480 3,623 1.17 0.70
1974 68.0 5,781 2,971 2,086 724 1,760 4,021 1.24 0.75
1975 67.2 6,598 3,422 2,324 852 2,030 4,568 1.32 0.83
1976 69.6 7,584 3,976 2,570 1,039 2,380 5,204 1.49 0.87
1977 72.1 8,630 4,629 2,750 1,250 2,680 5,950 1.71 0.92
1978 75.6 9,796 5,256 3,043 1,497 2,980 6,816 1.86 0.94
1979 78.6 12,027 6,157 4,022 1,848 3,520 8,507 1.95 1.01
1980 78.8 13,618 7,029 4,330 2,259 3,947 9,671 1.96 1.07
1981 78.3 15,054 7,876 4,595 2,583 4,431 10,623 1.85 1.08
1982 77.0 16,407 8,647 4,768 2,993 5,058 11,349 1.75 1.16
1983 78.0 17,575 9,265 5,061 3,249 5,681 11,894 1.67 1.17
1984 81.9 19,685 10,610 5,405 3,671 6,424 13,261 1.66 1.21
1985 84.3 22,217 12,341 5,744 4,132 7,498 14,719 1.82 1.30
1986 86.0 24,613 13,827 6,248 4,538 8,642 15,971 1.99 1.37
1987 88.4 27,318 15,453 6,782 5,082 9,912 17,406 2.07 1.43
1988 91.3 30,733 17,512 7,477 5,744 11,518 19,215 2.16 1.49
1989 93.7 34,316 19,918 7,965 6,433 13,424 20,892 2.04 1.46
1990 95.1 38,238 22,222 8,658 7,358 15,187 23,051 2.13 1.57
1991 93.6 42,169 24,515 9,711 7,944 16,832 25,337 2.16 1.65
1992 94.6 44,660 24,030 10,987 9,643 18,252 26,408 2.13 1.69
1993 96.1 42,925 21,773 11,294 9,857 17,521 25,403 2.17 1.62
1994 109.4 43,482 21,391 10,564 11,527 17,194 26,288 2.05 1.47
1995 112.8 42,122 20,106 10,784 11,232 16,733 25,389 1.83 1.35
1996 114.8 41,960 21,024 11,108 9,828 16,739 25,221 1.66 1.26
1997 118.1 41,971 21,676 9,937 10,357 17,397 24,574 1.49 1.17
1998 121.5 43,987 23,579 10,055 10,354 18,622 25,365 1.38 1.13
1999 124.3 46,313 26,383 9,945 9,985 20,055 26,258 1.35 1.12
2000 127.1 47,699 26,874 10,345 10,481 20,933 26,766 1.34 1.06
2001 127.0 50,827 27,905 11,082 11,839 23,137 27,690 1.43 1.10
2002 125.6 52,297 28,085 12,293 11,920 24,203 28,094 1.57 1.13
2003 124.7 54,739 28,395 13,627 12,717 25,733 29,006 1.71 1.16
2004 125.9 55,905 28,125 14,259 13,521 26,266 29,639 1.72 1.13
2005 128.2 55,208 27,995 14,146 13,066 26,143 29,065 1.67 1.06
2006 130.3 54,329 27,351 13,935 13,043 26,291 28,038 1.58 0.98
2007 131.7 55,427 28,382 13,719 13,327 27,156 28,271 1.45 0.95
SOURCES: National Academy of Social Insurance estimates based on data received from state agencies, the Department of Labor, A.M. Best Company, and the National Council on Compensation Insurance.
NOTES: Beginning in 1959, includes Alaska and Hawaii. States periodically update prior-year data, and any such changes are included in the current table.
Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
a. Total costs to employers who purchase insurance from private carriers and state funds consist of premiums written in the calendar year plus the payments made under deductible provisions. For self-insured employers, the costs include benefit payments and administrative costs.
b. Cash and medical benefits paid by self-insurers.
c. Net cash and medical benefits paid during calendar year by private insurance companies under standard workers' compensation policies.
d. Net cash and medical benefits paid by competitive and exclusive state funds and federal benefits, including those paid under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act for civilian employees; the portion of the Black Lung benefit program that is financed by employers; and a portion of benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act that are not reflected in state data, namely, benefits paid by self-insured employers and by special funds under the LHWCA.
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Table 9.B2 Benefits, by state and federal program, 2003–2007 (in thousands of dollars)
Program 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Total, state and federal 54,738,975 55,904,768 55,207,571 54,329,388 55,426,915
State programs
Subtotal 51,554,290 52,648,566 51,949,416 51,059,066 52,087,023
Alabama 543,279 532,000 565,013 562,632 584,941
Alaska 176,521 185,082 182,721 182,036 184,080
Arizona 515,231 562,545 538,785 608,258 647,417
Arkansas 227,332 235,917 212,534 223,269 242,743
California 12,445,277 12,477,592 10,924,388 10,142,772 9,916,028
Colorado 753,566 844,615 887,997 860,748 829,747
Connecticut 677,461 712,388 708,413 708,049 725,915
Delaware 155,888 161,075 182,959 203,097 195,339
District of Columbia 84,594 97,122 91,585 91,522 87,695
Florida 2,962,350 2,818,396 2,991,066 2,611,363 2,684,761
Georgia 998,192 1,134,215 1,214,855 1,214,622 1,339,121
Hawaii 274,922 271,290 250,779 242,685 247,294
Idaho 214,764 237,782 245,451 244,788 276,108
Illinois 2,168,210 2,275,955 2,403,734 2,479,051 2,722,402
Indiana 563,951 593,139 607,416 606,909 643,783
Iowa 430,451 454,172 485,399 493,881 509,546
Kansas 295,588 370,697 384,849 384,201 393,722
Kentucky 727,922 731,983 696,870 654,570 647,706
Louisiana 669,838 725,819 548,760 571,955 579,810
Maine 233,599 267,617 272,194 284,660 271,495
Maryland 716,294 773,854 759,153 808,363 830,927
Massachusetts 1,014,587 968,835 904,087 938,408 887,673
Michigan 1,476,850 1,517,386 1,473,598 1,464,204 1,501,538
Minnesota 892,341 915,753 922,344 921,232 936,085
Mississippi 291,688 310,513 311,911 338,058 331,508
Missouri 806,029 883,406 869,813 808,763 853,967
Montana 204,975 209,820 224,790 231,804 240,997
Nebraska 270,035 288,156 302,790 265,848 291,068
Nevada 329,333 358,732 386,333 393,555 377,749
New Hampshire 222,430 213,745 217,451 212,364 200,208
New Jersey 1,489,221 1,511,146 1,618,630 1,836,524 1,967,609
New Mexico 190,840 198,267 230,591 237,551 239,536
New York 3,123,197 3,352,577 3,191,358 3,303,113 3,204,053
North Carolina 1,087,880 1,173,827 1,392,488 1,334,831 1,340,245
North Dakota 78,453 83,237 82,033 81,297 91,612
Ohio 2,414,651 2,434,715 2,447,038 2,383,544 2,478,080
Oklahoma 554,839 577,384 588,511 626,863 656,359
Oregon 499,625 535,509 548,420 562,483 585,699
Pennsylvania 2,565,344 2,594,070 2,677,899 2,684,611 2,747,847
Rhode Island 132,301 145,148 139,374 154,713 154,931
South Carolina 656,935 688,115 769,553 795,636 771,281
South Dakota 74,241 77,409 85,889 108,550 119,351
Tennessee 778,672 807,603 812,900 872,351 764,896
Texas 1,971,510 1,630,461 1,552,690 1,393,021 1,423,150
Utah 188,900 218,375 239,502 242,027 267,856
Vermont 120,208 123,333 121,691 124,488 118,987
Virginia 712,867 763,544 856,137 831,260 1,058,759
Washington 1,800,551 1,836,005 1,846,324 1,926,515 1,994,598
West Virginia 823,300 749,812 693,764 645,467 699,748
Wisconsin 833,005 898,366 1,170,055 1,043,244 1,094,074
Wyoming 114,252 120,062 116,528 117,311 126,983
Federal programs a
Subtotal 3,184,685 3,256,202 3,258,155 3,270,322 3,339,892
Civilian employee 2,367,757 2,445,077 2,462,059 2,454,861 2,586,700
Other 816,928 811,125 796,096 815,461 753,192
SOURCES: National Academy of Social Insurance estimates based on data received from state agencies, the Department of Labor, A.M. Best Company, and the National Council on Compensation Insurance.
NOTES: States periodically update prior-year data, and any such changes are included in the current table.
Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
a. Federal benefits include those paid under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act for civilian employees; the portion of the Black Lung benefit program that is financed by employers; and a portion of benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act that are not reflected in state data, namely, benefits paid by self-insured employers and special funds under the LHWCA.
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Table 9.B3 Benefits paid by type of insurer and medical benefits paid, by state and federal program, 2007 (in thousands of dollars)
Program Benefits paid by type of insurer Medical benefits paid
Total a Private carriers b State funds Self- insurance c Total As a percentage of total benefits
Total, state and federal 55,426,915 28,381,828 10,378,687 13,326,508 27,156,165 49.0
State programs
Subtotal 52,087,023 28,381,828 10,378,687 13,326,508 26,246,357 50.4
Alabama 584,941 287,882 . . . 297,059 400,827 68.5
Alaska 184,080 132,685 . . . 51,395 115,124 62.5
Arizona 647,417 154,150 384,964 108,303 446,226 68.9
Arkansas 242,743 154,463 . . . 88,280 154,265 63.6
California 9,916,028 4,738,130 1,982,559 3,195,339 5,384,927 54.3
Colorado 829,747 229,988 408,023 191,736 394,027 47.5
Connecticut 725,915 538,338 . . . 187,577 317,296 43.7
Delaware 195,339 146,158 . . . 49,181 111,539 57.1
District of Columbia 87,695 70,704 . . . 16,991 32,116 36.6
Florida 2,684,761 1,959,011 . . . 725,749 1,671,543 62.3
Georgia 1,339,121 961,999 . . . 377,122 649,417 48.5
Hawaii 247,294 129,383 33,022 84,889 104,568 42.3
Idaho 276,108 72,310 146,649 57,149 168,179 60.9
Illinois 2,722,402 2,024,567 . . . 697,836 1,285,856 47.2
Indiana 643,783 535,086 . . . 108,697 452,076 70.2
Iowa 509,546 393,463 . . . 116,083 262,771 51.6
Kansas 393,722 273,370 . . . 120,352 241,166 61.3
Kentucky 647,706 350,376 85,220 212,111 375,870 58.0
Louisiana 579,810 292,128 151,785 135,896 305,170 52.6
Maine 271,495 95,085 90,873 85,537 117,631 43.3
Maryland 830,927 440,618 234,812 155,497 357,981 43.1
Massachusetts 887,673 766,945 . . . 120,729 308,171 34.7
Michigan 1,501,538 912,633 . . . 588,906 534,444 35.6
Minnesota 936,085 630,571 55,222 250,292 484,745 51.8
Mississippi 331,508 184,455 . . . 147,053 192,040 57.9
Missouri 853,967 536,166 85,672 232,129 465,895 54.6
Montana 240,997 70,821 126,090 44,086 136,760 56.7
Nebraska 291,068 219,885 . . . 71,183 182,763 62.8
Nevada 377,749 255,528 . . . 122,221 172,386 45.6
New Hampshire 200,208 158,924 . . . 41,283 122,993 61.4
New Jersey 1,967,609 1,501,895 . . . 465,714 944,548 48.0
New Mexico 239,536 123,101 31,188 85,247 140,441 58.6
New York 3,204,053 1,486,568 959,117 758,368 1,153,459 36.0
North Carolina 1,340,245 968,220 . . . 372,025 612,947 45.7
North Dakota 91,612 . . . 91,612 . . . 51,485 56.2
Ohio 2,478,080 19,335 2,017,613 441,131 1,029,325 41.5
Oklahoma 656,359 265,417 261,465 129,477 282,015 43.0
Oregon 585,699 229,444 273,909 82,346 313,250 53.5
Pennsylvania 2,747,847 1,793,764 342,184 611,899 1,226,746 44.6
Rhode Island 154,931 42,676 91,609 20,645 53,676 34.6
South Carolina 771,281 555,769 41,619 173,893 323,201 41.9
South Dakota 119,351 102,731 . . . 16,620 79,472 66.6
Tennessee 764,896 632,731 . . . 132,165 413,099 54.0
Texas 1,423,150 814,669 313,324 295,157 868,336 61.0
Utah 267,856 81,644 133,282 52,929 188,909 70.5
Vermont 118,987 102,831 . . . 16,156 59,968 50.4
Virginia 1,058,759 796,504 . . . 262,255 607,537 57.4
Washington 1,994,598 21,894 1,501,961 470,743 723,207 36.3
West Virginia 699,748 192,785 411,953 95,009 350,808 50.1
Wisconsin 1,094,074 930,006 . . . 164,068 811,496 74.2
Wyoming 126,983 4,024 122,959 . . . 63,661 50.1
Federal programs d
Subtotal 3,339,892 . . . . . . . . . 909,808 27.2
Civilian employee 2,586,700 . . . . . . . . . 752,742 29.1
Other 753,192 . . . . . . . . . 157,066 20.8
SOURCES: National Academy of Social Insurance estimates based on data received from state agencies, the Department of Labor, A.M. Best Company, and the National Council on Compensation Insurance.
NOTES: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
. . . = not applicable.
a. These data may not include second injury fund for all states and may understate total payments.
b. States with exclusive funds (North Dakota, Ohio, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming) may have small amounts of benefits paid by private carriers. This is because some employers doing business in states with exclusive funds may be required by Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) provisions to obtain coverage from private carriers, or may obtain employer's liability coverage that the state fund is not authorized to provide. In addition, private carriers may provide excess compensation coverage in some of these states.
c. Includes individual self-insurers and group self-insurance.
d. Federal benefits include those paid under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act for civilian employees; the portion of the Black Lung benefit program that is financed by employers; and a portion of benefits under the LHWCA that are not reflected in state data, namely, benefits paid by self-insured employers and special funds under the LHWCA.
CONTACT: Ishita Sengupta (202) 452-8097 or supplement@ssa.gov.