Annual Statistical Supplement, 2012

 

Other Social Insurance Programs and Veterans' Benefits

Other Social Insurance Programs

Workers' Compensation

Table 9.B1 Coverage, benefits, and costs, selected years 1940–2010
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 e 130.3 54,896 27,946 13,825 13,125 26,206 28,690 1.56 0.99
2007 e 131.7 55,660 28,658 13,657 13,344 26,627 29,032 1.45 0.95
2008 e 130.6 57,748 30,129 13,853 13,766 29,012 28,736 1.33 0.97
2009 e 124.9 57,946 30,384 13,623 13,940 28,706 29,240 1.29 1.02
2010 124.5 57,542 30,524 13,625 13,393 28,091 29,450 1.23 0.99
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 2006–2009. For details, see Appendix D, Workers' Compensation: Benefits, Coverage, and Costs, 2010 (http://www.nasi.org/research/2012/report-workers-compensation-benefits-coverage-costs-2010).
CONTACT: Ishita Sengupta (202) 452-8097 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 9.B2 Benefits, by state and federal program, 2006–2010 (in thousands of dollars)
Program 2006 a 2007 a 2008 a 2009 a 2010
Total, state and federal 54,896,361 55,659,582 57,748,078 57,946,333 57,541,639
State programs
Subtotal 51,626,040 52,319,690 54,324,252 54,403,728 53,869,581
Alabama 624,685 635,315 656,607 625,755 629,069
Alaska 197,580 201,477 219,163 221,021 221,327
Arizona 647,463 696,908 691,384 658,115 698,459
Arkansas 202,006 213,337 227,769 215,067 204,066
California 10,017,099 9,608,884 9,529,739 9,392,835 9,396,443
Colorado 865,585 837,004 873,643 836,238 809,707
Connecticut 719,758 734,425 785,133 842,840 788,701
Delaware 238,638 212,805 218,665 206,145 211,921
District of Columbia 98,016 97,564 95,100 104,672 105,636
Florida 2,928,460 2,857,930 2,748,092 2,820,747 2,526,580
Georgia 1,397,771 1,499,306 1,596,051 1,527,428 1,410,753
Hawaii 242,685 247,294 245,763 244,375 242,400
Idaho 228,764 244,451 260,881 257,868 245,622
Illinois 2,447,104 2,735,393 2,915,102 3,025,334 2,916,379
Indiana 563,190 598,973 625,721 598,048 603,193
Iowa 487,985 493,953 552,913 548,605 554,973
Kansas 391,381 395,836 416,157 416,157 407,776
Kentucky 643,192 646,066 695,746 686,142 650,701
Louisiana 718,542 732,788 854,848 831,997 839,821
Maine 289,994 276,880 339,959 260,526 253,872
Maryland 788,874 829,914 935,948 895,905 953,533
Massachusetts 831,373 829,449 854,351 952,081 1,013,343
Michigan 1,470,574 1,511,282 1,407,282 1,509,881 1,271,892
Minnesota 944,448 958,984 1,025,671 1,072,122 1,038,272
Mississippi 320,294 328,234 339,531 321,771 337,633
Missouri 828,370 867,153 906,587 849,798 811,427
Montana 228,347 236,993 244,114 246,233 266,850
Nebraska 272,039 283,619 323,726 299,292 313,066
Nevada 417,285 415,085 424,729 431,037 429,686
New Hampshire 225,161 208,437 242,567 238,998 237,168
New Jersey 1,729,356 1,858,396 1,947,752 1,986,725 1,999,801
New Mexico 237,551 238,881 238,649 246,325 276,697
New York 3,520,913 3,597,478 3,899,911 4,136,960 4,606,295
North Carolina 1,315,059 1,342,188 1,468,254 1,399,275 1,316,291
North Dakota 81,297 91,741 105,837 110,526 114,985
Ohio 2,383,544 2,478,080 2,490,080 2,353,384 2,268,515
Oklahoma 643,817 669,863 740,434 785,218 845,726
Oregon 576,778 593,872 605,897 616,869 633,054
Pennsylvania 2,758,784 2,803,819 2,902,243 2,901,339 2,909,341
Rhode Island 150,999 153,954 159,550 160,964 160,105
South Carolina 918,650 895,503 917,419 891,830 891,283
South Dakota 109,030 119,567 111,184 93,578 100,348
Tennessee 815,808 751,615 782,894 781,426 782,091
Texas 1,416,287 1,421,056 1,530,772 1,606,267 1,483,708
Utah 261,896 286,757 303,223 289,952 257,522
Vermont 126,287 120,382 128,305 144,565 138,370
Virginia 782,062 886,657 932,492 858,665 790,025
Washington 1,927,431 1,995,744 2,192,885 2,312,186 2,308,748
West Virginia 433,258 356,717 319,877 341,717 362,375
Wisconsin 1,043,244 1,094,685 1,156,519 1,114,089 1,070,534
Wyoming 117,324 126,996 137,133 134,835 163,497
Federal programs b
Subtotal 3,270,322 3,339,892 3,423,825 3,542,605 3,672,058
Civilian employee 2,454,861 2,586,700 2,676,370 2,763,885 2,889,321
Other 815,461 753,192 747,455 778,720 782,737
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 2006–2009. For details, see Appendix D, Workers' Compensation: Benefits, Coverage, and Costs, 2010 (http://www.nasi.org/research/2012/report-workers-compensation-benefits-coverage-costs-2010).
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, 2010 (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 57,541,639 30,524,460 9,952,585 13,392,536 28,091,449 48.8
State programs
Subtotal 53,869,581 30,524,460 9,952,585 13,392,536 26,998,546 50.1
Alabama 629,069 306,069 . . . 323,000 434,057 69.0
Alaska 221,327 157,954 . . . 63,373 145,190 65.6
Arizona 698,459 270,785 289,294 138,379 437,235 62.6
Arkansas 204,066 144,530 . . . 59,536 131,418 64.4
California 9,396,443 4,969,994 1,559,424 2,867,026 5,147,490 54.8
Colorado 809,707 230,753 379,507 199,448 408,902 50.5
Connecticut 788,701 614,116 . . . 174,585 357,282 45.3
Delaware 211,921 176,335 . . . 35,586 122,914 58.0
District of Columbia 105,636 78,084 . . . 27,552 35,916 34.0
Florida 2,526,580 1,853,387 . . . 673,194 1,659,963 65.7
Georgia 1,410,753 1,066,794 . . . 343,959 708,198 50.2
Hawaii 242,400 128,738 30,678 82,983 105,444 43.5
Idaho 245,622 83,472 147,143 15,007 154,496 62.9
Illinois 2,916,379 2,236,795 . . . 679,584 1,385,280 47.5
Indiana 603,193 541,115 . . . 62,079 431,886 71.6
Iowa 554,973 443,137 . . . 111,836 301,905 54.4
Kansas 407,776 286,168 . . . 121,608 223,461 54.8
Kentucky 650,701 378,232 83,692 188,777 370,249 56.9
Louisiana 839,821 443,247 122,267 274,308 446,550 53.2
Maine 253,872 83,172 95,185 75,515 124,143 48.9
Maryland 953,533 518,960 174,238 260,335 435,765 45.7
Massachusetts 1,013,343 742,489 . . . 270,854 345,406 34.1
Michigan 1,271,892 857,877 . . . 414,014 508,456 40.0
Minnesota 1,038,272 735,482 52,213 250,577 532,844 51.3
Mississippi 337,633 211,942 . . . 125,691 211,021 62.5
Missouri 811,427 520,758 83,274 207,396 451,153 55.6
Montana 266,850 82,520 141,102 43,229 160,377 60.1
Nebraska 313,066 250,734 . . . 62,332 191,283 61.1
Nevada 429,686 296,096 . . . 133,589 187,773 43.7
New Hampshire 237,168 188,435 . . . 48,733 145,147 61.2
New Jersey 1,999,801 1,612,081 . . . 387,719 993,883 49.7
New Mexico 276,697 162,654 28,858 85,185 161,591 58.4
New York 4,606,295 2,008,174 1,186,354 1,411,767 1,714,649 37.2
North Carolina 1,316,291 1,018,912 . . . 297,379 581,800 44.2
North Dakota 114,985 98 114,887 . . . 68,737 59.8
Ohio 2,268,515 12,674 1,859,505 396,336 963,557 42.5
Oklahoma 845,726 437,041 252,036 156,649 373,811 44.2
Oregon 633,054 228,089 296,946 108,019 320,959 50.7
Pennsylvania 2,909,341 2,047,166 257,511 604,664 1,290,603 44.4
Rhode Island 160,105 59,605 76,345 24,155 53,155 33.2
South Carolina 891,283 664,303 52,928 174,052 385,034 43.2
South Dakota 100,348 96,450 . . . 3,898 61,915 61.7
Tennessee 782,091 619,133 . . . 162,958 444,228 56.8
Texas 1,483,708 846,957 345,078 291,673 881,323 59.4
Utah 257,522 90,076 124,522 42,924 176,660 68.6
Vermont 138,370 120,570 . . . 17,801 71,814 51.9
Virginia 790,025 611,732 . . . 178,294 472,435 59.8
Washington 2,308,748 20,608 1,756,529 531,612 760,998 33.0
West Virginia d 362,375 39,603 280,937 41,835 89,994 24.8
Wisconsin 1,070,534 929,001 . . . 141,533 748,242 69.9
Wyoming 163,497 1,364 162,133 . . . 81,951 50.1
Federal programs e
Subtotal 3,672,058 . . . . . . . . . 1,092,904 29.8
Civilian employee 2,889,321 . . . . . . . . . 912,882 31.6
Other 782,737 . . . . . . . . . 180,022 21.3
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. All benefits for workers injured after the transition are paid by private carriers.
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 statistics@ssa.gov.