Workers’ comp state funds now control a quarter of the insured workers’ comp market, despite the fact they only write in 25 states, according to a new study by Conning Research and Consulting.

The study, “Workers’ Compensation State Funds: Evolution of a Competitive Force,” analyzes the role of state funds and their competitive positioning versus the traditional workers’ compensation marketplace, and alternative forms of workers’ compensation risk financing. The study reviews state funds’ financial and market share results, their effects on the overall market and prospects for future growth.

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