Senator Robach Announces Passage Of Workers’ Comp Reform Legislation

Joseph E. Robach

March 26, 2009

            > Reduce employer costs for workers’ comp insurance premiums by ten to fifteen percent, an estimated savings of nearly $1 billion.

            > The minimum weekly benefit will be increased from $40 to $100.

            > Penalties and sanctions will be increased to crack down on workers’ compensation fraud committed by businesses and by employees.

            > Innovative programs will be established to get workers prompt medical treatment and help them return to work, in addition to premium credits for employers who create one or all of the following programs: a program to get injured employees back to work, a worker safety program, or a drug and alcohol program.