Workers' compensation costs: 2013

These pages explain changes in Oregon workers’ compensation costs from 2012 to 2013 and show trends in costs.

Employer notices:

Key points:

  • Pure premium, reflecting changes in medical claims costs, increases an average of 1.7 percent in 2013 compared to 2012.
  • Employers see this change when their policy renews.
  • The assessment to cover the costs of administering workers’ compensation programs remains at 6.2 percent of workers’ compensation premium in 2013. Self-insured employers and self-insured employer groups pay 6.4 percent.
  • Effective Jan. 1, 2013
  • The Workers’ Benefit Fund (WBF) assessment is increasing from 2.8 cents per hour in 2012 to 3.3 cents in 2013.
  • Effective April 1, 2013