SB 981 Modifies provisions relating to methods of self-insurance for workers' compensation
Sponsor: Wieland
LR Number: 6259S.01T Fiscal Notes
Committee: Insurance and Banking
Last Action: 6/1/2018 - Signed by Governor Journal Page: S2525
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2018
House Handler: Engler

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SB 981 - Under current law, the Division of Workers' Compensation is required to develop a notice relating to workers' compensation laws that employers are required to post on their premises. This act provides that such notice must be posted on the website of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Furthermore, if an employer maintains workers' compensation insurance, the carrier shall provide this notice in either paper or electronic format to employees. If the carrier chooses to provide the notice in electronic format, the carrier shall direct the insured to the notice that is available on the Department of Labor and Industrial Relation's website.

This provision is identical to HB 1799 (2018).

This act additionally provides that any group of political subdivisions qualified to self-insure their workers' compensation liability may choose either the average rate classification method or the filed rate method. The group may only change the method used once without the consent of the Director of the Division of Workers' Compensation.

This provision is substantially similar to HB 2421 (2018).

SCOTT SVAGERA