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2011 Workers' Compensation Rates
2011 rate information
The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) recently announced workers’ compensation rates for 2011. Overall, costs for employers will be flat. The changes include:
  • A 1.8 percent decrease in the workers’ compensation “pure” premium rate for 2011. The reduction marks the fifth straight year of a rate decrease and the 21st consecutive year with no rate increase.
  • A proposed 1.8 percentage point increase in the workers’ compensation premium assessment, from 4.6 percent in 2010, to 6.4 percent in 2011. The assessment rate has decreased four times since 2002.
  • No change in the Workers’ Benefit Assessment. It will remain at 2.8 cents per hour.
Click the links below for more information.
News release: Workers’ compensation premium rate will decrease again in 2011.pdf
Message on combined rate announcement from DCBS Director.pdf
Workers’ compensation premium assessment rates recommendation for 2011.pdf
Workers’ compensation premium assessment rate rule making information:
Notice to Oregon Employers, Nov. 15, 2010
        2011 Workers' Compensation Premium Rate .pdf