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Pennsylvania Governor Signs Impairment Ratings Bill

 Monday, October 29, 2018

 Business Insurance

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday signed into law a bill that reinstates controversial impairment ratings in the state after the state’s Supreme Court deemed them unconstitutional in 2017, a change that experts say raised workers compensation loss cost rates by 6.06% mid-year. Republican-endorsed H.B. 1840, which overturned the court ruling, was introduced in October 2017. After a year of discussions, it passed both the state House and Senate, by a 115-80 vote and a 34-15 vote, respectively. The bill was sent to the governor on Oct. 18.
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