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Friday, August 27, 2010

Slow Economic Grown Forecasts Dismal Future for Workers Compensation

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The announcement today of slower economic growth predicts a gloomy future for the US Workers' Compensation industry. A 2nd Quarter growth rate of 1.6% is far below the minimum 2.5% rate necessary to halt the increasing numbers of unemployed workers.


The US workers' compensation industry is dependent on premiums, based on wages, paid to workers. A lack of workers on payrolls stalls the economic engine necessary to fund the system. The predictable response is an increase in rates chargeable to fewer employees in a time when the country faces a predictable deflation rate in advance of potentially soaring rates based upon inevitable inflation resultant from increased governmental spending. Seven more years, at a minimum of high unemployment has been predicted.


Compounding the scenario is the fact that the historical pattern of the past will most likely not allow for a major rebound as the facts of economic growth, globalization and transfer of manufacturing overseas has devastated the base of growth for the national workers' compensation system. 


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