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Experts on NCOIL Panel Disagree on Comp's Role in Pandemic

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Monday, June 1, 2020 | 809 | 0 | 99 min read

A panel of industry observers who convened via conference call Friday during a National Council of Insurance Legislators meeting agreed that COVID-19 has caused wide-scale health concerns and economic fallout, but they disagreed over what role workers’ comp should play in alleviating the damage. “The workers’ comp system is not the answer to a pandemic crisis,” said Erin Collins, vice president of state affairs for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies. Collins said the workers’ compensation industry was not designed to rescue people from a ...

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