Vermont workers’ compensation rates are moderating for the third year in a row, Commissioner John P. Crowley of the Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration announced.
Crowley approved a loss cost increase of 1.4 percent for the voluntary market and a rate decrease of 2.6 percent in the assigned risk market, effective April 1, 2006.
The 2006 rate changes are a significant drop from the double-digit figures of the recent past, which stemmed from a hard insurance market affecting all lines of property and casualty insurance, both in Vermont and across the country, Crowley noted.
A further sign that the market is stabilizing is the fact that, after years of increases, the number of employers in the assigned risk market decreased by 24 percent in 2005.
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