States—Not Feds—Should Oversee Workers’ Comp; Reform Challenges Mount

The fate of the “exclusive remedy” feature of the workers’ compensation system rests in the hands of the courts in several states, and a new OSHA reporting rule could deliver a brand new weapon to plaintiffs’ attorneys to erode it in the rest, a comp insurance expert reported last month. Mark Walls, a vice president at Safety National, gave a state-by-state rundown of key issues facing workers comp insurers at the Advisen Casualty Insights conference last month, revealing mounting challenges to recent state reforms and to the concept of the “grand bargain” overall.

View Carrier Management’s full article here detailing Walls’ take on the key issues.