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Ramifications of First-Responder PTSD Benefits Pondered

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 534 | 0 | 21 min read

As a growing number of states expand workers’ compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder among first responders, certain questions are likely going to be asked more often. Who will provide treatment for what may be a growing number of PTSD claims? And how much will it cost? Those are issues that were discussed this month National Conference of Insurance Legislators’ spring meeting in Atlanta. NCOIL’s Workers’ Compensation Committee heard a presentation on the topic from John Hanson, a senior consultant for health and benefits at Willis Towers Watson. PT...

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