Dec/ 19 - Statement from Governor Hassan on Workers' Compensation Commission Report

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For Immediate Release
December 19, 2014

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Statement from Governor Hassan on Workers' Compensation Commission Report 

CONCORD – Governor Maggie Hassan today issued the following statement on the Workers' Compensation Commission's final report:

"Despite the efforts of employers and workers to increase workplace safety, New Hampshire has become one of the most expensive states in the nation for workers' compensation healthcare costs, which is a burden on businesses across the state and a challenge that we must work together to address. The commission's work – including both the majority and minority reports – has been a step toward addressing this important issue, and I thank all of the members for the hard work and time they dedicated to this effort.

"We know that we must reduce workers' compensation costs while ensuring that injured workers have access to high-quality care, and I look forward to working with legislators from both parties on reforming our workers' compensation system so that our businesses are able to re-invest these dollars in growing their companies, creating new jobs and keeping our economy moving in the right direction."

In September, Governor Hassan issued an Executive Order creating the Commission to Recommend Reforms to Reduce Workers' Compensation Medical Costs in order to help reduce workers' compensation costs that are a burden on New Hampshire businesses and ensure that injured workers have access to high-quality care.

Full Worker's Compensation Commission Report  pdf file

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