State of the States, May 1

Legislative Wrap-Up

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers' compensation and pharmacy arena.

This week's legislative wrap-up contains updates including:

  • In Vermont, the Senate passed a bill that makes it easier for front line workers and other essential employees to receive workers' compensation benefits if they contract COVID-19.
  • In response to the state of emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maryland Insurance Association issued temporary changes regarding the workers' compensation rates that are set for employers.
  • The Pennsylvania legislature began to address legislation unrelated to COVID-19, including HB 943, a bill that would prohibit "gag clauses" in the state's PBM contracts.

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This edition also includes an update from Illinois. 

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