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Business Group Pushing Medical Cap as part of 2013 Reforms

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | 0

Georgia self-insurers are pushing workers' compensation reforms that would cap medical benefits for workers with all but catastrophic injuries, boost indemnity benefits and extend the life of the state's second injury fund until 2024.John Poole, executive director of the Georgia Self-Insurers Association, said Tuesday that employers have endorsed a package of reforms agreed to by the Georgia Workers' Compensation Advisory Council in October.The reforms are considered a compromise that would trim medical costs, ease assessments needed to pay off legacy claims from the Georgia Subseq...

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