Annual Statistical Supplement, 2010

 

Other Social Insurance Programs and Veterans' Benefits

Other Social Insurance Programs

Workers' Compensation

Table 9.B1 Coverage, benefits, and costs, selected years 1940–2008
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 56,149 28,632 14,402 13,115 26,079 30,070 1.70 1.13
2005 128.2 55,630 28,483 14,294 12,853 26,036 29,593 1.66 1.07
2006 130.3 54,274 27,733 13,898 12,643 25,962 28,312 1.56 0.98
2007 131.7 55,217 28,492 13,662 13,062 26,720 28,497 1.44 0.94
2008 130.6 57,633 30,150 13,905 13,578 29,063 28,570 1.33 0.97
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, 2004–2008 (in thousands of dollars)
Program 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Total, state and federal 56,148,671 55,629,676 54,274,033 55,216,750 57,632,944
State programs
Subtotal 52,892,469 52,371,521 51,003,712 51,876,858 54,209,118
Alabama 532,000 565,013 562,632 584,941 648,094
Alaska 192,816 182,721 186,507 188,286 205,363
Arizona 547,872 542,781 608,258 647,417 648,664
Arkansas 219,177 192,860 196,782 205,890 215,404
California 12,446,670 10,832,367 9,914,209 9,509,403 9,426,019
Colorado 853,273 895,413 864,409 836,030 875,440
Connecticut 712,515 708,598 709,258 725,662 781,480
Delaware 157,399 185,639 208,308 196,501 208,562
District of Columbia 93,907 89,879 88,562 83,998 81,263
Florida 2,866,531 2,913,927 2,671,559 2,716,114 2,787,022
Georgia 1,259,155 1,379,383 1,369,685 1,482,217 1,601,644
Hawaii 271,290 250,779 242,685 247,294 245,763
Idaho 235,119 243,123 254,392 266,772 280,276
Illinois 2,254,415 2,425,483 2,439,925 2,736,641 2,994,420
Indiana 551,071 564,830 559,747 597,200 623,737
Iowa 449,718 489,009 488,534 496,054 575,072
Kansas 377,116 389,693 390,849 393,707 417,517
Kentucky 719,610 693,100 626,322 638,478 696,185
Louisiana 634,610 597,237 610,479 613,849 733,650
Maine 267,622 272,119 284,643 272,824 261,736
Maryland 797,301 784,312 828,821 843,967 935,948
Massachusetts 968,817 904,386 904,767 886,208 842,705
Michigan 1,517,386 1,473,598 1,470,574 1,507,968 1,404,976
Minnesota 934,613 941,636 937,355 951,848 1,007,193
Mississippi 310,516 311,910 337,849 328,969 361,015
Missouri 911,059 893,669 831,862 892,225 937,299
Montana 211,460 227,321 234,247 242,930 252,648
Nebraska 283,197 309,741 275,772 290,644 345,108
Nevada 358,732 386,333 393,555 378,400 392,663
New Hampshire 216,360 229,172 219,755 204,374 239,290
New Jersey 1,598,596 1,567,238 1,748,108 1,847,036 1,916,466
New Mexico 198,267 230,591 237,551 242,393 271,573
New York 3,101,314 3,154,126 3,251,427 3,137,467 3,536,944
North Carolina 1,168,848 1,386,576 1,317,308 1,348,692 1,526,320
North Dakota 83,237 82,033 81,297 95,418 105,837
Ohio 2,434,715 2,447,038 2,383,544 2,478,080 2,490,080
Oklahoma 627,174 640,088 674,677 702,295 782,091
Oregon 518,350 553,270 566,593 586,398 601,849
Pennsylvania 2,658,104 2,741,310 2,758,784 2,803,819 2,902,243
Rhode Island 143,423 137,202 149,395 152,235 158,006
South Carolina 855,062 917,191 989,189 884,513 915,014
South Dakota 77,409 85,889 108,550 119,351 113,555
Tennessee 815,838 822,618 881,156 775,361 827,757
Texas 1,624,217 1,548,506 1,384,652 1,414,780 1,514,130
Utah 241,193 253,763 257,962 282,600 301,116
Vermont 123,000 121,613 124,148 119,149 127,204
Virginia 738,475 854,165 807,404 1,069,374 1,148,354
Washington 1,837,215 1,847,523 1,927,431 1,995,744 2,192,885
West Virginia 878,255 818,146 481,668 634,279 603,073
Wisconsin 898,366 1,170,065 1,043,244 1,094,074 1,011,334
Wyoming 120,083 116,537 117,322 126,994 137,133
Federal programs a
Subtotal 3,256,202 3,258,155 3,270,322 3,339,892 3,423,825
Civilian employee 2,445,077 2,462,059 2,454,861 2,586,700 2,676,370
Other 811,125 796,096 815,461 753,192 747,455
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, 2008 (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 57,632,944 30,149,529 10,481,628 13,577,961 29,063,181 50.4
State programs
Subtotal 54,209,118 30,149,529 10,481,628 13,577,961 28,107,032 51.8
Alabama 648,094 305,029 . . . 343,065 445,889 68.8
Alaska 205,363 151,424 . . . 53,939 131,638 64.1
Arizona 648,664 175,152 358,955 114,558 441,740 68.1
Arkansas 215,404 163,223 . . . 52,181 140,228 65.1
California 9,426,019 4,690,810 1,836,083 2,899,126 5,134,209 54.5
Colorado 875,440 278,209 389,858 207,373 436,844 49.9
Connecticut 781,480 565,001 . . . 216,479 346,977 44.4
Delaware 208,562 157,278 . . . 51,284 125,137 60.0
District of Columbia 81,263 67,417 . . . 13,846 28,848 35.5
Florida 2,787,022 1,959,695 . . . 827,327 1,792,055 64.3
Georgia 1,601,644 1,125,712 . . . 475,931 775,196 48.4
Hawaii 245,763 131,389 28,589 85,784 106,170 43.2
Idaho 280,276 78,956 154,891 46,429 172,370 61.5
Illinois 2,994,420 2,162,134 . . . 832,286 1,449,299 48.4
Indiana 623,737 557,342 . . . 66,395 442,853 71.0
Iowa 575,072 441,506 . . . 133,567 311,114 54.1
Kansas 417,517 300,283 . . . 117,234 250,510 60.0
Kentucky 696,185 381,116 88,808 226,261 400,306 57.5
Louisiana 733,650 413,675 158,039 161,936 370,493 50.5
Maine 261,736 86,281 91,856 83,600 123,540 47.2
Maryland 935,948 507,854 228,218 199,876 420,241 44.9
Massachusetts 842,705 723,454 . . . 119,250 298,370 35.4
Michigan 1,404,976 851,600 . . . 553,377 508,649 36.2
Minnesota 1,007,193 697,018 55,568 254,607 536,280 53.2
Mississippi 361,015 223,753 . . . 137,262 214,082 59.3
Missouri 937,299 612,933 89,286 235,080 523,950 55.9
Montana 252,648 79,665 128,197 44,787 149,821 59.3
Nebraska 345,108 260,828 . . . 84,280 214,657 62.2
Nevada 392,663 282,880 . . . 109,783 181,803 46.3
New Hampshire 239,290 189,068 . . . 50,222 147,163 61.5
New Jersey 1,916,466 1,539,188 . . . 377,278 923,282 48.2
New Mexico 271,573 148,793 32,783 89,996 161,586 59.5
New York 3,536,944 1,683,293 1,032,617 821,034 1,803,841 51.0
North Carolina 1,526,320 1,065,094 . . . 461,226 696,002 45.6
North Dakota 105,837 57 105,780 . . . 61,936 58.5
Ohio 2,490,080 23,746 2,055,456 410,878 1,092,704 43.9
Oklahoma 782,091 323,987 280,056 178,048 342,556 43.8
Oregon 601,849 238,359 282,015 81,475 312,360 51.9
Pennsylvania 2,902,243 1,929,826 348,716 623,700 1,348,210 46.5
Rhode Island 158,006 47,150 90,060 20,795 50,720 32.1
South Carolina 915,014 669,375 55,853 189,785 375,156 41.0
South Dakota 113,555 109,563 . . . 3,992 76,082 67.0
Tennessee 827,757 631,401 . . . 196,355 437,883 52.9
Texas 1,514,130 874,047 338,783 301,299 926,647 61.2
Utah 301,116 100,142 144,733 56,241 215,599 71.6
Vermont 127,204 110,641 . . . 16,564 67,545 53.1
Virginia 1,148,354 839,691 . . . 308,663 666,046 58.0
Washington 2,192,885 21,340 1,665,190 506,355 798,723 36.4
West Virginia d 603,073 207,109 306,332 89,632 312,689 51.8
Wisconsin 1,011,334 963,812 . . . 47,521 745,931 73.8
Wyoming 137,133 2,227 134,906 . . . 71,102 51.8
Federal programs e
Subtotal 3,423,825 . . . . . . . . . 956,148 27.9
Civilian employee 2,676,370 . . . . . . . . . 798,039 29.8
Other 747,455 . . . . . . . . . 158,109 21.1
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, 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. In 2008, West Virginia completed the transition from an exclusive state fund to a competitive fund.
e. 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.