Workers' Compensation Board
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