Connecticut worker’s compensation News

NCCI Proposes Workers’ Comp Loss Cost Decrease in Connecticut

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) recently proposed an overall average change in voluntary loss cost level of -0.6 percent in Connecticut. Key components for the proposed change include -0.4 percent for experience and trend, -0.2 percent for benefits, …

Conn. Legislators Propose Workers’ Comp Coverage for Mental Trauma

The Newtown, Conn., Police officer who has not yet returned to work since the 2012 school massacre because of post-traumatic stress disorder urged Connecticut lawmakers on Tuesday to expand the state’s workers’ compensation law to cover the condition. Thomas Bean, …

Wage, Workers’ Comp Issues Halt Construction of UConn Athletic Facility

Two companies were ordered to stop work on the University of Connecticut’s new basketball training facility after a surprise inspection found workers were being paid in cash, allegedly to avoid paying taxes and workers’ compensation, a state official said Tuesday. …

Conn. Lawmakers Propose Workers’ Comp Expansion for PTSD Coverage

Some Connecticut lawmakers have resurrected a proposal from last year to expand the state’s workers’ compensation law to cover employees who’ve suffered an emotional or mental impairment after witnessing a traumatic death or maiming while on the job. Similar legislation …

Police Look to Expand Connecticut Workers’ Comp Law

The police union that represents the officers who responded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is still hoping to change Connecticut’s law and extend workers’ compensation benefits to first responders who’ve suffered mental illness after experiencing a traumatic event …

Connecticut Lawmakers Create Fund for Newtown Workers

Connecticut lawmakers created a special charitable fund on Wednesday to help cover the mental health costs of first responders, educators and other workers traumatized by the Newtown school massacre. Both chambers of the General Assembly voted unanimously in favor of …

Connecticut Bill Applies Worker’s Comp to Mental Trauma

Lawmakers pressed ahead Thursday, Feb. 28, with legislation requiring Connecticut’s worker’s compensation system to cover treatment costs for mental illnesses stemming from future workplace trauma, and planned to create a special fund to help compensate first responders, teachers and others …