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Commissioner's Memo Reminds Insurers of Comp Law on Occupational Disease

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 320 | 0 | 33 min read

Two weeks after first responders in Florida asked the governor to declare that COVID-19 illness and quarantines should be covered by workers' compensation insurance, state officials have taken a few small steps in that direction. Gov. Ron DeSantis has not responded to the letter from a well-known claimants' lawyer who represents public safety officers, which asked for broader coverage for workers exposed to the coronavirus. But on Monday, Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier said in a memo that first responders and health care workers who contract COVID-19 “due to w...

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