Workers' Compensation Board

Administrative Assessment

The primary responsibility of the Workers' Compensation Board is to ensure that workers who are off the job because of injury or illness are compensated under programs covering both occupational and nonoccupational disability and sickness. In accordance with State law, the Board's costs for administering these programs are paid by assessments levied on insurance carriers and self-insured businesses and political subdivisions. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 1996, we determined that assessable costs totaling $97,449,893 should be allocated as follows: workers' compensation carriers $88,179,194; disability benefit carriers $7,019,373; self-insurers $1,484,711; volunteer firefighters' benefit carriers $704,695; and volunteer ambulance workers' benefit carriers $61,920. 96-D-10