ACT NO. 208
Workers' compensation; fraud reduction; safety improvement
This act makes changes designed to reduce the cost of workers compensation insurance without reducing benefits to injured workers. These changes include improving anti-fraud and anti-misclassification laws and procedures, creating deductible and first-aid only claim procedures and deductible workers compensation coverage, changing how average weekly wage is calculated and the time before temporary total benefits are increased by cost of living, improving and encouraging workplace safety programs, and creating a mediation program for resolving appropriate workers compensation disputes.
Effective Date: July 1, 2008.
The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street