Workers’ Comp Reform Bill Gets Hearing

The House Insurance Committee this week heard proponent testimony on House Bill 269, which contains a multitude of workers’ compensation reforms including a name change for the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to “Office of Worker Safety and Rehabilitation.”

The bill proposes to extend benefits, adds dependent benefits, and requires the Administrator to provide incentives to employers to participate in loss prevention programs developed by the Superintendent of the Division of Safety and Hygiene, among its multiple provisions.

Rep. George Keiser from the North Dakota legislature testified in support of the bill, describing how his state’s system works and the effect of reforms enacted. 10/19/2017