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