Iowa Governor Signs WC Bill

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has signed a workers’ compensation bill that reduces benefits for injured workers, notably benefits for shoulder injuries, and decreases coverage for injuries tied to a pre-existing condition. A proposal to end permanent total disability benefits at age 67 was ultimately removed from measure, but Iowa Republicans added an amendment creating a…


NCCI Recommending a 5.5% Drop to Advisory Rates for 2015

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) advisory rates determine the premiums businesses pay for workers’ compensation insurance.  On July 30, 2014 Governor Quinn announced that NCCI has filed a request for lower workers’ compensation rates in Illinois, recommending a 5.5% drop in the advisory rate for 2015. With the implementation of the proposed rate…