House Subcommittee Discusses Workers’ Comp Fix

By: Carolyn Johnson

 

     

With an eye on fixing Florida’s workers’ compensation system after a $1.5 billion increase on the business community, the House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee met today to discuss potential fixes that might be included in a future workers’ comp bill. (Click here to review the House’s proposal.)

In testimony before the committee, Carolyn Johnson, the Florida Chamber’s Director of Business, Economic Development and Innovation Policy, was in attendance and shared the business community’s concerns, which included whether the current House proposal would actually reduce workers’ comp rates and reduce litigation. The Florida Chamber believes the current Florida House proposal might not address the problems in the current system that resulted from the Florida Supreme Court’s decisions, specifically with regard to attorney fees.

Although no vote was taken, today’s meeting was an opportunity for lawmakers to hear from stakeholders interested in fixing Florida’s workers’ comp system.

Learn more about the Florida Chamber Workers’ Comp Task Force and click here to review the Florida House worker’s comp proposed legislation.

 

Have Input on the House Plan?

The Florida House could vote on this bill as early as next week in the House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee. Please share the draft of the workers’ comp proposal with your General Counsel or Risk Management Manager and provide your feedback to Carolyn Johnson at cjohnson@flchamber.com.

 

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