Research

The NMWCA's Economic Research and Policy Bureau (ERPB) collects workers' compensation data and provides statistical and economic research for the public, the New Mexico Legislature, the Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation and Occupational Disease Disablement, and the WCA. To better inform the public and interested parties, the bureau publishes an annual report that provides a snapshot of the agency's key duties.

Sample highlights from the 2017 annual report include:

  • Injury and indemnity claims reached record lows in 2016, with the lowest number on record of both first reports of injuries and subsequent reports of injuries, per 100 workers.
  • Indemnity claims decreased 6.6% from 2015 to 2016. The year saw the lowest number of indemnity claims per 100 workers on record, 0.54.
  • The Uninsured Employers' Fund (UEF) continued to make progress on accounts receivable, following the prior year's trend. The increase in collections rose 30% from FY 2015 and 176% from FY 2014.
2016 UEF Collections and Disbursements
  • Commercial insurance premium costs per $100 of payroll decreased 10.6% in 2016 from the prior year. Direct written premium decreased from $290.1 million in 2015 to $264.5 million in 2016.
  • The agency's outreach efforts increased, reaching approximately 3,433 people across the state.

To find out more about agency efforts, read the 2017 Annual Report. This report and reports from prior years are available on the Publications page.