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Multi-year trend information for Rate Group BT

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 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Change 2005-2009 Change 2008-2009
Injury rate 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.4 4.2 -20.8% -22.2%
Total duration 40.6 37.7 39.2 40.7 45.0 10.8% 10.5%
Average weekly wage $561 $563 $566 $583 $615 9.6% 5.5%
Number of claims 2,799 2,894 3,018 3,071 2,404 -14.1% -21.7%


Cost history (in thousands) 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Change 2005-2009 Change 2008-2009
Short term disability $5,930 $6,064 $6,311 $6,332 $7,218 21.7% 14.0%
Long term disability $3,214 $3,632 $4,211 $4,251 $6,039 87.9% 42.1%
Survivor benefits $75 $19 $22 $32 $550 633.3% 1618.8%
Health care $4,754 $5,249 $4,814 $5,477 $8,679 82.6% 58.5%
Vocational rehabilitation $483 $323 $643 $797 $1,377 185.1% 72.8%
Total costs $14,456 $15,287 $16,001 $16,889 $23,863 65.1% 41.3%


Rate data (in millions) 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Change 2005-2009 Change 2008-2009
Assessable payroll $1,427 $1,523 $1,649 $1,731 $1,793 25.6% 3.6%
Accumulated payroll $1,774 $1,797 $1,855 $1,845 $1,845 4.0% 0.0%


Benefit cost rate 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Change 2005-2009 Change 2008-2009
(Per $100 of payroll) 0.81 0.85 0.86 0.92 1.29 59.3% 40.2%

Average benefit cost rate for calculating the 2011 base rate: $1.02
Number of years used to calculate average benefit cost rate: 3