A Closer Look at the COVID Presumption Laws and the Lasting Impact They’ll Have on Workers’ Comp

Article by Chris Mandel in Risk and Insurance

Posted to riskandinsurance.com

November 5, 2020

A Closer Look at the COVID Presumption Laws and the Lasting Impact They’ll Have on Workers’ Comp

By Chris Mandel is SVP, strategic solutions for Sedgwick and Director of the Sedgwick Institute

COVID-19 has impacted American workers and employers in many ways. From its roots as an injury compensation system, American workers’ compensation has evolved on a state-by-state basis.

Despite some outliers, disease has not generally been compensable in these systems. However, the nature of COVID-19 has led some states to legislatively amend the workers’ compensation social contract and shift virus costs to employers and insurance carriers retroactively… read the full article