Connecticut worker’s compensation News

Effort to Expand Police Mental Health Coverage Progresses in Connecticut

A long-running effort in Connecticut to extend workers’ compensation benefits to police officers who receive mental health injuries on the job cleared a key hurdle on May 22 after years of defeat in the General Assembly. While the bill passed …

Conn.’s Work Comp Second Injury Fund Assessment Rate Remains Unchanged

Connecticut’s Office of the Treasurer announced that the assessment rate for the state’s Second Injury Fund will continue to remain unchanged for fiscal year 2016 which begins on July 1, 2015. The assessment rate for insurance companies is 2.75 percent …

Connecticut Fee Schedule for Hospitals, ASCs Takes Effect

Connecticut’s Medicare-based fee schedule for workers’ compensation involving hospital inpatient, hospital outpatient, and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) services went into effect April 1. Previously, there were no facility fee schedules in Connecticut and employers were liable for the hospitals’ prevailing charges …

Connecticut Revisits Workers’ Comp for First Responders With PTSD

The Connecticut General Assembly is revisiting whether to grant workers’ compensation coverage for certain first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, such as those who responded to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Following a couple years of …

Connecticut Approves NCCI’s Workers’ Comp Loss Cost Decrease Filing

The Connecticut Insurance Department recently approved the National Council on Compensation Insurance’s (NCCI) workers’ compensation filing for an overall -0.6 percent change for pure premium loss costs and an overall -0.5 percent change in assigned risk plan rates in Connecticut. …

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 …