Governmental Affairs Action Alert July 19, 2016

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A public hearing will be held on August 16th to consider the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. (NCCI) Workers’ Compensation rate filing. In the filing, NCCI requests an overall average increase in rate levels of 19.6% for the voluntary market for all new, renewal, and outstanding workers’ compensation insurance policies written in the State of Florida, effective October 1, 2016. This is in response to two recently settled Florida Supreme Court Cases regarding an attorney fee provision and the temporary total disability benefits limit.

Meeting Location: The meeting will be held on August 16th in Senator Jim King Committee Room 401, Senate Office Building, in Tallahassee, Florida beginning at 9:00 a.m. (EST) until conclusion.

Expert Witnesses: All persons wishing to present expert testimony at this hearing must pre-file their testimony in writing on or before August 9th with attention to Anoush Brangaccio, General Council, Office of Insurance Regulation, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL, 32399.

General Businesses: General Businesses may attend the meeting to express concerns on how the rate filing will impact their business. Interested parties may also submit their comments in writing to David Altmaier, Commissioner, Office of Insurance Regulation and Representative Jay Trumbull on how the proposed 19.6% rate increase will impact their business.