About Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Rate Ranking Study

When is the study released?

What is the data source for the study?

What is the index rate that is used in the ranking?

Since you weight your averages using Oregon payrolls, doesn’t it just apply to Oregon?

The actual average premium for my state is different from the index rate Oregon computes. How come?

My state’s pure premium rates went down last year, yet its new ranking is higher. How can that be?

Why don’t you consider factors like discounts, dividends, and so on?

Why don’t you include self-insurers’costs?

Are there any other measures of relative cost available?

The co-authors of the study are happy to answer questions.