Urge Senators to Pass House Workers’ Comp Bill
By: Carolyn Johnson
Workers’ compensation rate increases are negatively affecting businesses throughout Florida. That’s why the Florida Chamber is supporting workers’ compensation reforms that will help injured workers get the care they need to get healthy and return to work as quickly as possible, and reduce rates driven by unnecessary litigation.
The Florida Senate will consider important reforms May 2 and May 3, which is why we need you to contact Senators immediately and urge them to support the House version of the workers’ comp bill.
The Senate version of the workers’ comp bill, SB 1582, does not go far enough in reducing rates after the $1.5 billion rate increase that took effect in December. In fact, NCCI estimates that the Senate bill will only result in a 0-3 percent savings.
The Florida Chamber supports the House version of the workers’ comp bill, HB 7085, and we need your help in urging Senators to do the same.
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