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Workers' comp legislation headed to governor's desk

JACKSON — Mississippi legislators offered sharply different views of a bill they passed yesterday to change the way compensation is awarded to workers injured on the job, or to survivors of those killed at work. If Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signs the bill, it will become law July 1. The measure is pushed by the Mississippi Manufacturers Association and other ...

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Lawmakers approve workers' compensation legislation

JACKSON — The Mississippi House has advanced a bill to make changes that manufacturers and business groups are seeking in the workers’ compensation system. Senate Bill 2576 passed the House 59-58 today. The bill returns to the Senate for more work. Among other things, the bill says if a worker is injured on the job, the employer could test the ...

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Workers' comp bill survives, but farther away from passage

JACKSON — A bill that would revise Mississippi’s workers’ compensation system survived attempts to kill it yesterday, but ended up farther away from passage. After earlier rejecting proposed changes to the system of worker injury insurance, House members reversed themselves and voted 60-56 Thursday to approve Senate Bill 2576. Yesterday, though, House members blocked sending the bill on to the ...

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Getting workers' comp for fight over workers compensation?

As I was reading this account from the legislature, I was wondering if the legislators had been injured in their scuffle, could they have filed a worker’s compensation claim against the state of the Mississippi? Just wondering … Thought it was kind of ironic … — Ross Reily Miss. House flips to favor workers’ comp. changes JEFF AMY,Associated Press JACKSON, ...

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Tempers fly in House over workers' compensation vote

JACKSON — Mississippi House members now favor changes to the state’s workers’ compensation system after previously voting against them. House members voted 60-56 yesterday to pass Senate Bill 2576, which proponents say would balance a system that now unfairly favors workers. Opponents dispute that, saying the insurance system for paying for on-the-job injuries is balanced now and that the changes ...

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Lawmakers split over workers' comp legislation

JACKSON — The Mississippi Legislature is split on a bill that would make changes to the state’s workers’ compensation law. Opponents say it would tilt the scales against workers, but proponents say it would return fairness to a system that currently favors workers. The House defeated its bill yesterday 62-52, but the Senate voted 38-13 in favor, meaning the issue ...

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State Senate passes workers' comp legislation

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate has passed a bill making it easier to appeal a decision of the state Workers’ Compensation Commission. Currently, an appeal of a commission decision or award is appealed to circuit court and then, if necessary, to the state Supreme Court. Under the bill, the appeal would be made directly to the state Supreme Court. Sen. ...

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Workers comp industry taking economic hit

OLDWICK, N.J.-The weak economy has taken its toll on the workers compensation insurance industry and a speedy recovery is unlikely, A.M. Best Co. Inc. said in a special report Monday. The insurance rating organization said the workers compensation insurance industry’s net premiums written plunged 14.5% to $12.3 billion in 2009, the lowest level since 1999. In fact, net premiums written ...

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LUBA expands outside of Louisiana for first time

BATON ROUGE, La. — LUBA Workers’ Comp has begun writing coverage in Mississippi after receiving final regulatory approval. This marks the first state Baton Rouge, La.-based LUBA has added outside of Louisiana. In Louisiana, LUBA covers more than 123,000 employees statewide through its 4,700 policyholders, who generate over $75 million in written premiums. Its offerings include loss control, in house ...

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