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Oregon Workers' Compensation Costs

Oregon workers’ compensation costs, already among the lowest in the nation, are dropping in 2024 for the 11th-straight year. The average decrease in the pure premium reflects a long-term trend of lower medical care costs and less severe claims.

Pure premium

  • Average 6.7 percent decrease from 2023
  • Portion of the premium employers pay insurers to cover anticipated claims cost for job-related injuries and deaths

Premium assessment

  • Remains at 9.8 percent in 2024
  • Self-insured employers and public-sector self-insured employer groups pay 9.9 percent
  • Private-sector self-insured employer groups pay 10.3 percent
  • Covers the costs of administering workers’ compensation and worker safety programs

Workers’ Benefit Fund assessment

  • Decreases to 2.0 cents per hour worked in 2024
  • This assessment:
    • Funds return-to-work programs
    • Provides increased benefits over time for workers who are permanently and totally disabled
    • Gives benefits to families of workers who die from workplace injuries or diseases