Fairfax, Va. — The Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI), a nonprofit research institute focused on risk management training and education, announced significant growth in the PERI Data Exchange, a risk management benchmarking and performance management program designed to support public sector organizations in analyzing liability and workers’ compensations claims, during 2008.

In 2008, the total claim count in the Data Exchange reached unprecedented levels, the organization reports, with the number of workers’ compensation claims increasing 342% and liability claims 322% over the same period in 2007. The number of public entities submitting claims to the Data Exchange also realized considerable growth with participation increasing more than 50% for workers’ compensation and more than 68% for liability.

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