In editorial news:

In response to the two new critical reports of state workers’ comp systems from the Department of Labor and the National Academy for Social Insurance (NASI), Peter Rousmaniere says industry should embrace a new federal commission in order to gain a “national microphone.” The reports, and the meeting in Washington D.C. to discuss them, say that state workers’ comp systems too often provide paltry and politically variable benefits, and in so doing, shift costs to taxpayer-funded programs like Medicare and push some workers out of the middle class.

Read Rousmaniere’s piece here.

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