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Connecticut Adds Cancer Presumption to Firefighters’ Workers’ Compensation

Aug 31 2023 // A new Connecticut law making it easier for firefighters who develop cancer to receive workers’ compensation benefits will go into effect on October 1, 2023. Approved as part of the state budget bill, this law creates...

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Announces 3.9% Rate Reduction for Public Employers in 2024

Aug 30 2023 // The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced a 3.9% rate reduction for the state’s public employers, a rate cut that will go into effect Jan. 1, 2024. The rate reduction will result in nearly $8 million...

New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation Rates to Drop 14% in 2024

Aug 29 2023 // The New Hampshire Insurance Department (NHID) recently approved a workers’ compensation rate proposal that will reduce voluntary loss costs by 14% on average. The new rates will apply to policies effective starting...

OSHA Orders Vermont Firm to Rehire Environmental Whistleblower, Pay Damages

Aug 29 2023 // In early June 2022, an employee of a Vermont agricultural equipment company observed the company pumping wastewater from the facility’s service bays onto the ground bordering the Winooski River in Berlin and was...

Kentucky Supreme Court: Docs Must Bill for Injured Workers Within 45 Days

Aug 29 2023 // Medical providers who treat injured workers in Kentucky must bill the employer/insurer within 45 days, even before a workers’ compensation claim has been filed and before an employer’s liability has been...

NCCI Calls for Average 15% Decrease in Florida Workers’ Compensation Rates

Aug 29 2023 // The National Council on Compensation Insurance has proposed an average 15.1% decrease in rates for Florida, starting Jan. 1, the latest and one of the largest reduction recommendations in more than a decade of rate...

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