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Multi-year trend information for Rate Group GB

What trends is your rate group experiencing? This chart provides a history of your rate group's performance.

To understand the terminology used in this chart, view the explanation of trend terms.


Key indicators 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Change 2004-2008 Change 2007-2008
Injury rate 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 14.3% 6.7%
Total duration 43.2 44.1 40.1 44.5 44.6 3.2% 0.2%
Average weekly wage $599 $616 $620 $629 $664 10.9% 5.6%
Number of claims 960 1,032 1,096 1,152 1,248 30.0% 8.3%


Cost history (in thousands) 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Change 2004-2008 Change 2007-2008
Short term disability $2,760 $2,899 $3,059 $3,419 $4,345 57.4% 27.1%
Long term disability $1,680 $2,513 $2,277 $2,840 $3,987 137.3% 40.4%
Survivor benefits $11 $289 $210 $483 $257 2236.4% -46.8%
Health care $2,847 $2,428 $2,400 $3,171 $5,556 95.2% 75.2%
Vocational rehabilitation $171 $289 $433 $554 $806 371.3% 45.5%
Total costs $7,469 $8,418 $8,379 $10,467 $14,951 100.2% 42.8%


Rate data (in millions) 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Change 2004-2008 Change 2007-2008
Assessable payroll $1,845 $2,024 $2,209 $2,360 $2,530 37.1% 7.2%
Accumulated payroll $2,322 $2,418 $2,506 $2,552 $2,593 11.7% 1.6%


Benefit cost rate 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Change 2004-2008 Change 2007-2008
(Per $100 of payroll) 0.32 0.35 0.33 0.41 0.58 81.3% 41.5%

Average benefit cost rate for calculating the 2010 base rate: $0.44
Number of years used to calculate average benefit cost rate: 3