NCCI says the recession of 2007-09 and its "tepid recovery" had a considerable impact on frequency. The 3 percent uptick in the 2010 frequency "may have been the result of recession-related factors such as an increase in new hires as the recovery began to take hold and a possible influx of small lost-time claims," the report says.
At the same time, the average cost per lost-time claim increased 3.2 percent in 2011. The organization's latest report says the average indemnity claim cost increased 2 percent in 2011 to $22,300. The average increase in medical claim cost per lost-time claim increased by 4 percent to $28,000.
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August 23, 2012
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