A Delaware panel established to oversee efforts to keep the state’s workers compensation rates affordable is getting down to work.
Delaware’s Workers Compensation Oversight Panel is charged with creating a new medical fee schedule that would result in a 33 percent reduction in medical costs for workers compensation cases over three years.
Gov. Jack Markell attended Monday’s opening meeting of the oversight panel, which was established by legislation passed this year to address recent steep increases in workers compensation costs for businesses.
The legislation was based on recommendations of a task force established last year to address double-digit increases in average workers compensation rates over the past two years after five years of steady declines.
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