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  • Benefit Reduction Act expected soon in North Carolina

    I started a more detailed thread in the NC section of this forum. Basically, we have a very pro-business legislature in NC now, dominated by Republicans, and they plan to stop benefits to disabled workers after a certain number of weeks, shifting that cost to the taxpayers. They have some other ideas to increase insurance profits at the expense of injured workers in NC.

    If you live in NC and want to comment, then go to the web site for the North Carolina General Assembly, find out who represents you, and call and send them an email. If they hear from enough voters they will listen. Even business people who favor some reform should be unhappy about the plan to shift the costs of the worst cases over to the taxpayers.
    Last edited by complwyr; 02-14-2011, 10:44 AM. Reason: typo
    Bob Bollinger, Attorney
    Board Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law
    Charlotte, NC

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    Couldn't agree with you more, Bob. This is a bad piece of legistation that will work to increase costs on Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and Welfare leaving the taxpayers to foot the bill. If they want real reform, the legislators need to take a look at employer fraud and work to weed out, fine and collect from the folks who are not playing by the rules and costing the good, law abiding business owners significant money. Many states are taking action on this end and NC needs to follow suit.

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