Experience Rating, Work Injuries and Benefit Costs: Some New Evidence

Posted: 24 Jun 2010

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Michele Campolieti

University of Toronto at Scarborough - Division of Management

Douglas Hyatt

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management

Terry Thomason

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: March 15, 2006

Abstract

In 1986, British Columbia’s Workers’ Compensation Board introduced an experience rating program that provided a modest financial incentive for employers to reduce the costs of claims. Using a comprehensive panel data set, we find that claims frequency for health care only and short-term disability claims was reduced following the introduction of experience rating. The introduction of the program did not affect costs for most claim types, except for health care only.

JEL Classification: J38

Suggested Citation

Campolieti, Michele (Mike) and Hyatt, Douglas and Thomason, Terry, Experience Rating, Work Injuries and Benefit Costs: Some New Evidence (March 15, 2006). Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, Vol. 61, No. 1, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1629265

Michele (Mike) Campolieti (Contact Author)

University of Toronto at Scarborough - Division of Management ( email )

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Douglas Hyatt

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management ( email )

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Terry Thomason

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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