New York’s workers’ compensation system is intended to serve workers by providing adequate wage replacement benefits and medical care without unnecessary obstacles or litigation. Regrettably, trends in the system have resulted in the accumulation of significant barriers to benefit delivery to workers. Those same trends have diverted a significant percentage of the premium dollars paid by employers from compensation and into defense costs, system administration, and insurer profits.
The WCA 2018 Legislative Agenda is designed to improve the workers’ compensation system for both employees and employers by (1) improving essential benefits; (2) eliminating issues that create friction and litigation; and (3) creating transparency and a level playing field for employers.
You can read the full agenda HERE.