CCS/HCS/SS/SB 34 - This act creates a Workers' Compensation claims database and modifies provisions relating to experience ratings and premium rates for construction employers.
This act requires the Division of Workers' Compensation to develop and maintain a workers' compensation claims database that is accessible to potential employers during a pre-hire period and searchable by an employee's name and social security number.
The Division shall maintain a record of claims records reviewed. Those who fraudulently access the database shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
Under current law, the experience rating plan used by workers' compensation insurers prohibits an adjustment to the experience modification of an employer if the total medical cost does not exceed $1,000. Under the act the plan shall prohibit adjustments if the cost does not exceed 20% of the current split point of primary and excess losses under the uniform experience rating plan.
This provision is identical to a provision in HCS/HB 430 (2013).
PREMIUM RATES FOR CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS
Beginning January 14, 2014, the formula to equalize premium rates for employers within the construction group of code classifications shall be the formula in effect on January 1, 1999.
This provision is similar to a provision in HCS/HB 430 (2013) and identical to a provision found in the Truly Agreed version of HCS/HB 404 & 614 (2013) that was signed by the Governor.
Employers within the construction group of code classifications may submit payroll records, to the advisory organization which makes a uniform classification system, for the purposes of calculating the premium credit under the Missouri contracting classification premium adjustment program.
This provision is identical to a provision in HCS/HB 430 (2013), and HB 1036 (2013).