Nationwide, the average cost of workers' compensation insurance has risen 50% in the last three years. This dramatic surge is due to several complex factors.In the last five years, medical costs in some states have increased 125% per claim, while indemnity benefits rose 32%. Furthermore, inefficient, manual processing continues to add millions of dollars to administrative expenses.

Equally troubling for insurers is the fact that fraud and abuse are on the rise.

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