Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Rates – One of the Best in the Midwest

May 14, 2019

In the months ahead, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s (DWD) Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) will begin its biennial process of developing a worker’s compensation (WC) proposal that goes to the Legislature for discussion. WHA staff are already actively engaging the administration and Legislature to protect Wisconsin’s effective and unique WC model. As the data indicates, Wisconsin’s WC model compares favorably across the board in terms of declining premium and medical costs, faster return to work, high employee satisfaction, and some of the lowest rates of litigation in the nation.

Every year, DWD compiles WC rates across employment sectors and produces a Midwest comparison. Wisconsin has historically been a leader in the Midwest, and continues to be, as shown in this graphic.

The WCAC reconvenes May 14, and WHA will continue to share legislative updates in The Valued Voice. Contact WHA Vice President of Public Policy Lisa Ellinger with questions.

This story originally appeared in the May 14, 2019 edition of WHA Newsletter