Idaho to Hike Workers Comp Rates 3.7 Percent

Workers compensation rates for Idaho employers will increase by an average of 3.7 percent in 2011.
According to KPVI, Idaho Department of Insurance analyst Donna Daniel indicates the rates paid by employers are headed upward for the first time since 2005. (WCxKit)
The Idaho Business Review states there are several reasons for the increase, including more claims being filed and greater costs and expenses for companies.
But Daniel claims the biggest factor may be the recession. She says claims are staying open longer due to the fact injured employees often don't have a job to return to and are receiving benefits longer.
Idahos rate boost is based  on the National Council on Compensation Insurance recommendations.
Idahos rates have fallen each of the last four years, including a 2.6 percent dip in 2010.

Author Robert Elliott
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