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State Gets Another Rate Decrease, but Supreme Court Case Looms

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 301 | 0 | 67 min read

Kansas officials are celebrating a fifth straight workers’ compensation rate decrease, but worker advocates are reminding them that the outlook could soon change with a looming state Supreme Court decision. The Kansas Department of Insurance this week announced that it had approved a 6.4% voluntary market rate decrease and a 10.8% assigned risk decrease, as recommended in August by the National Council on Compensation Insurance. The decrease marks the fifth straight year for rate declines, a cumulative decrease of almost 50%, the insurance department said. The rate c...

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