Friday, July 13, 2007

NY Workers Comp Rates Cut

New York Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo has ordered a 20.5% cut in New York Workers' compensation rates, based on changes to the state's WC laws enacted earlier. New York Governor Elliot Spitzer made reform of Workers' Comp a priority in his new administration, and he worked with legislative leaders to make changes in benefits and other statutes that have led to this significant rate reduction.

Spitzer may have been the bane of some businesses during his time as New York's Attorney General (which included high profile legal attacks on insurance industry abuses) but this latest news has got to be very welcome indeed to the larger business community there.