Annual Statistical Supplement, 2013

 

Other Social Insurance Programs and Veterans' Benefits

Other Social Insurance Programs

Workers' Compensation

Table 9.B1 Coverage, benefits, and costs, selected years 1940–2011
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 57,067 29,039 14,318 13,710 26,361 30,706 1.71 1.09
2006 130.3 54,896 27,946 13,825 13,125 26,206 28,690 1.56 0.99
2007 e 131.7 56,385 29,410 13,493 13,482 27,105 29,280 1.47 0.96
2008 e 130.6 58,350 30,796 13,699 13,855 28,685 29,666 1.34 0.98
2009 e 124.9 58,490 31,061 13,479 13,950 28,154 30,337 1.30 1.03
2010 e 124.5 58,168 31,161 13,451 13,557 28,587 29,582 1.24 1.00
2011 125.8 60,210 32,235 13,560 14,415 29,863 30,348 1.27 1.00
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.
e. The National Academy of Social Insurance has revised its estimates for 2007–2010. For details, see Appendix D, Workers' Compensation: Benefits, Coverage, and Costs, 2011 (http://www.nasi.org/research/2013/report-workers-compensation-benefits-coverage-costs-2011).
CONTACT: Ishita Sengupta (202) 452-8097 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 9.B2 Benefits, by state and federal program, 2007–2011 (in thousands of dollars)
Program 2007 a 2008 a 2009 a 2010 a 2011
Total, state and federal 56,384,643 58,350,462 58,490,357 58,168,492 60,210,113
  State programs
Subtotal 53,044,751 54,926,636 54,947,752 54,496,434 56,433,120
Alabama 635,315 656,607 625,755 629,069 616,022
Alaska 201,477 219,163 221,021 221,327 238,789
Arizona 697,027 691,422 657,148 701,747 711,801
Arkansas 213,074 227,371 214,864 203,242 189,123
California 9,903,767 9,795,130 9,651,429 9,663,897 10,477,086
Colorado 836,853 874,819 836,565 803,134 760,599
Connecticut 739,565 784,819 842,632 794,850 865,920
Delaware 233,032 218,665 206,145 211,921 219,971
District of Columbia 97,508 95,091 104,683 105,492 111,141
Florida 2,943,090 2,829,806 2,898,803 2,544,980 2,711,148
Georgia 1,518,539 1,598,399 1,526,510 1,451,687 1,389,746
Hawaii 247,294 245,763 244,375 242,400 246,780
Idaho 235,289 249,443 242,893 236,965 245,429
Illinois 2,798,346 2,956,278 3,055,727 2,990,302 3,074,406
Indiana 600,017 626,661 597,175 598,678 625,111
Iowa 499,426 554,391 551,888 558,490 626,720
Kansas 396,811 416,634 416,431 405,257 435,641
Kentucky 651,943 697,350 684,345 662,014 656,441
Louisiana 732,704 854,487 831,002 832,098 869,762
Maine 276,818 339,957 260,521 251,479 252,017
Maryland 829,914 935,948 895,905 953,533 1,006,998
Massachusetts 830,286 848,699 951,058 1,013,285 962,596
Michigan 1,511,282 1,407,282 1,509,881 1,271,892 1,301,061
Minnesota 959,168 1,025,607 1,072,459 1,034,661 1,011,017
Mississippi 328,234 346,640 321,771 337,633 334,430
Missouri 869,806 907,615 850,089 805,920 813,686
Montana 254,661 260,835 261,105 266,821 252,550
Nebraska 286,405 325,064 299,859 313,965 321,306
Nevada 414,912 421,805 430,813 429,686 381,176
New Hampshire 218,644 250,178 246,831 251,629 227,488
New Jersey 1,862,167 1,994,792 1,990,888 2,058,351 2,168,517
New Mexico 240,855 240,409 246,272 276,126 275,783
New York 3,597,478 3,899,911 4,136,960 4,606,295 5,097,055
North Carolina 1,374,267 1,476,013 1,414,268 1,351,078 1,420,429
North Dakota 91,735 105,835 110,526 114,981 125,960
Ohio 2,478,080 2,490,080 2,353,384 2,268,515 2,232,596
Oklahoma 674,327 744,862 785,825 844,020 839,308
Oregon 594,297 607,091 618,091 632,400 568,516
Pennsylvania 2,806,195 2,902,243 2,901,339 2,909,341 2,894,165
Rhode Island 154,224 159,535 160,697 160,016 168,291
South Carolina 895,488 917,419 891,830 891,283 874,227
South Dakota 119,567 111,184 93,578 100,348 90,844
Tennessee 752,693 784,635 781,417 784,402 783,729
Texas 1,462,489 1,518,430 1,591,818 1,499,969 1,604,137
Utah 270,585 287,690 274,072 243,354 256,742
Vermont 120,081 128,032 144,174 137,066 136,795
Virginia 896,509 934,995 858,884 778,179 875,090
Washington 1,995,799 2,192,885 2,312,186 2,308,748 2,316,713
West Virginia 473,465 473,074 519,033 508,536 505,924
Wisconsin 1,096,249 1,158,458 1,116,312 1,071,877 1,099,950
Wyoming 126,996 137,133 136,516 163,497 162,388
  Federal programs b
Subtotal 3,339,892 3,423,825 3,542,605 3,672,058 3,776,993
Civilian employee 2,586,700 2,676,370 2,763,885 2,889,321 2,994,122
Other 753,192 747,455 778,720 782,737 782,871
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. The National Academy of Social Insurance has revised its estimates for 2007–2010. For details, see Appendix D, Workers' Compensation: Benefits, Coverage, and Costs, 2011 (http://www.nasi.org/research/2013/report-workers-compensation-benefits-coverage-costs-2011).
b. 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.
CONTACT: Ishita Sengupta (202) 452-8097 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 9.B3 Benefits paid by type of insurer and medical benefits paid, by state and federal program, 2011 (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 60,210,113 32,235,482 9,783,027 14,414,610 29,862,524 49.6
  State programs
Subtotal 56,433,120 32,235,482 9,783,027 14,414,610 28,755,801 51.0
Alabama 616,022 295,654 . . . 320,368 417,047 67.7
Alaska 238,789 168,535 . . . 70,254 155,929 65.3
Arizona 711,801 330,100 241,522 140,180 451,994 63.5
Arkansas 189,123 149,920 . . . 39,202 121,228 64.1
California 10,477,086 5,726,868 1,464,753 3,285,464 5,906,195 56.4
Colorado 760,599 238,542 395,936 126,121 426,696 56.1
Connecticut 865,920 639,800 . . . 226,120 403,519 46.6
Delaware 219,971 186,344 . . . 33,628 130,223 59.2
District of Columbia 111,141 78,368 . . . 32,773 38,010 34.2
Florida 2,711,148 1,962,337 . . . 748,810 1,773,091 65.4
Georgia 1,389,746 1,016,834 . . . 372,912 700,432 50.4
Hawaii 246,780 131,535 28,821 86,425 110,804 44.9
Idaho 245,429 100,346 137,825 7,257 157,320 64.1
Illinois 3,074,406 2,278,440 . . . 795,966 1,466,492 47.7
Indiana 625,111 547,074 . . . 78,037 457,581 73.2
Iowa 626,720 489,958 . . . 136,762 335,295 53.5
Kansas 435,641 310,763 . . . 124,878 244,394 56.1
Kentucky 656,441 367,500 83,726 205,215 369,576 56.3
Louisiana 869,762 479,534 102,336 287,892 461,843 53.1
Maine 252,017 171,566 . . . 80,452 123,237 48.9
Maryland 1,006,998 544,174 172,928 289,896 465,233 46.2
Massachusetts 962,596 723,024 . . . 239,572 329,112 34.2
Michigan 1,301,061 794,135 . . . 506,926 503,694 38.7
Minnesota 1,011,017 767,128 . . . 243,890 523,945 51.8
Mississippi 334,430 215,732 . . . 118,698 199,989 59.8
Missouri 813,686 530,367 85,559 197,760 481,702 59.2
Montana 252,550 83,726 125,456 43,368 158,096 62.6
Nebraska 321,306 254,981 . . . 66,325 198,246 61.7
Nevada 381,176 260,783 . . . 120,393 179,915 47.2
New Hampshire 227,488 170,587 . . . 56,901 151,052 66.4
New Jersey 2,168,517 1,704,263 . . . 464,254 1,088,519 50.2
New Mexico 275,783 158,994 25,564 91,225 159,403 57.8
New York 5,097,055 2,190,515 1,357,643 1,548,897 1,830,356 35.9
North Carolina 1,420,429 1,066,443 . . . 353,986 640,614 45.1
North Dakota 125,960 559 125,401 . . . 74,691 59.3
Ohio 2,232,596 17,470 1,824,527 390,598 945,799 42.4
Oklahoma 839,308 420,373 255,770 163,165 372,653 44.4
Oregon 568,516 193,428 261,773 113,315 305,293 53.7
Pennsylvania 2,894,165 2,065,411 218,184 610,571 1,319,582 45.6
Rhode Island 168,291 60,241 83,068 24,982 56,377 33.5
South Carolina d 874,227 660,565 48,907 164,755 382,037 43.7
South Dakota 90,844 86,934 . . . 3,910 60,048 66.1
Tennessee 783,729 636,874 . . . 146,855 467,886 59.7
Texas 1,604,137 897,283 388,270 318,584 991,357 61.8
Utah 256,742 94,766 117,788 44,188 181,773 70.8
Vermont 136,795 119,009 . . . 17,786 70,449 51.5
Virginia 875,090 678,225 . . . 196,865 523,304 59.8
Washington 2,316,713 23,858 1,818,520 474,335 750,282 32.4
West Virginia e 505,924 189,075 257,755 59,095 239,808 47.4
Wisconsin 1,099,950 955,151 . . . 144,799 770,936 70.1
Wyoming 162,388 1,392 160,996 . . . 82,746 51.0
  Federal programs f
Subtotal 3,776,993 . . . . . . . . . 1,106,723 29.3
Civilian employee 2,994,122 . . . . . . . . . 917,095 30.6
Other 782,871 . . . . . . . . . 189,628 24.2
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. South Carolina's State Accident Fund is not a competitive state fund.
e. In 2008, West Virginia completed the transition from an exclusive state fund to a competitive fund. All benefits for workers injured after the transition are paid by private carriers.
f. 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 statistics@ssa.gov.