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Governor Vetoes Bills That Would Have Terminated Benefits for False Statements, Fraud

Monday, May 15, 2017 | 514 | 0 | 0 min read

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed a bill that would have allowed employers to deny benefits to workers who fail to disclose a pre-existing condition before being hired, as well as a measure that would allow carriers to terminate benefits on accepted cases if they find evidence of fraud. Gov. Steve Bullock Bullock on Thursday vetoed SB 116, by Sen. Mark Blasdel, R-Kalispell, which would have prevented workers from receiving workers’ compensation benefits for injuries that exacerbate a pre-existing condition that was not disclosed at the time of hiring. The governor said the bill...

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