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New York's workers'-comp mess

"California is much better, Florida is doing great, heck, even Texas is really trying to fix its workers comp system. Among the larger states, that leaves NY as the leader in the 'state that needs workers comp reform the most' contest." (Joe Paduda, Managed Care Matters, Jan. 19).

Meanwhile, per the New York Times, a new study by the liberal Fiscal Policy Institute estimates that unlawful premium evasion by employers who understate the size of their workforce or simply ignore the mandatory payments altogether places a substantial burden on employers that follow the rules, amounting to (PDF) "15 percent to 20 percent of all the workers' comp premiums that are supposed to be paid each year statewide". More: Jon Coppelman at Worker's Comp Insider.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.