Reports & Fact Sheets

2011 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Review the 2011 KsAJ Advocate, a weekly session update on legislation affecting our members and their clients

KsAJ Testimony on HB 2029 Amending the Tort Claims Act 1.27.11 House Judiciary (pdf)

KsAJ Testimony on HB 2069 and 2123 Enacting the Medical Transparency Act 2.9.11 (pdf)


2010 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Review the One Page Outline of Proposed Workers Compensation Reforms
 


2009 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Review the 2009 Public Affairs Yearbook


2008 LEGISLATIVE SESSION & INTERIM

UPDATED. The Eroding Value of Workers Compensation Benefit Cap Levels (pdf)

This September 2008 update to the original 2006 report (see below) addresses the effect of inflation on the value of workers compensation benefits in Kansas as of July 2008.

No Litigation Crisis Fact Sheet(pdf)
This fact sheet has been updated with the most recent Kansas court statistics showing that Kansas is not in the midst of a litigation crisis.


2006 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
The Eroding Value of Workers Compensation Benefit Cap Levels (pdf)
February 2006
Patricia Oslund, research economist, Policy Research Institute, University of Kansas

This 2006 report addresses the effect of price inflation on the purchasing power of workers compensation benefits in Kansas. It concludes that the total workers compensation benefits injured workers can receive have lagged far behind average wage changes for Kansas workers. The study examines the dollar limits that were established in 1987, 1993 and 2000 and poses the question, "What would benefit caps look like today if they had grown by the same rate as Kansas average wages per employee?"

See updated report above.


2005 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Profitability and Performance of the Kansas Workers Compensation Insurance System (pdf)
January 2005
Jay Angoff, Roger Brown & Associates, Jefferson City, MO

This report by Jay Angoff, former insurance commissioner for the state of Missouri, examines the workers compensation insurance system in Kansas, which has produced high profits for insurance companies and low rates for employers but "extremely limited" benefits for injured workers. Angoff proposes restructuring the residual market in a way that would make it possible to raise benefits for injured workers while retaining the low rates enjoyed by Kansas employers.


2004 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Workers Compensation in Kansas (pdf)
January 2004
Docking Institute of Public Affairs, Ft. Hays State University

This 2004 study prepared by the Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Ft. Hays State University in Hays, Kan., examines the Kansas workers compensation system. The Docking Institute's independent analysis concludes that Kansas employers pay relatively low costs for workers compensation insurance and that the state is a favorable environment for insurance carrier profitability. However, Kansas workers do not fare as well. Workplace injury rates are higher than average, and weekly payments for injured workers are among the lowest in the nation.

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