An estimated 96.1 million employees were insured by Workers' Compensation in 1993. From 1983 to 1993, disability compensation payments grew from $10.4 million to $23.4 million while compensation payments to survivors rose only slightly from $1.5 million to $1.9 million over the same period.
Employers' self-insurance payments and medical and hospitalization costs tripled in the ten years between 1983 and 1993. Employers' self insurance payments rose from $3.2 million to $9.9 million while medical and hospitalization costs rose from $5.7 million to $17.5 million.
Source: Social Security Administration (1996), Table 9, B1, p. 351.
Surveys: Social Security Administration Program Data, multiple years.