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Pennsylvania workers comp fund could see $6.5M reduction

Posted On: Feb. 6, 2013 12:00 AM CST

Pennsylvania workers comp fund could see $6.5M reduction

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett aims to reduce funding for the state's Workmen's Compensation Administration Fund by $6.5 million during the 2013-2014 budget year, according to a proposed budget posted online.

The budget, which was presented to the Pennsylvania General Assembly on Tuesday, provides few details about how the reduced funding would impact workers compensation administration in Pennsylvania.

In a press release posted online, Gov. Corbett's office noted that the governor plans to "(streamline) the workers' compensation system by improving care for injured workers and reducing medical costs for employers."

The proposed budget also aims to increase workers comp payments by $3 million in the new budget year and reduce occupational disease-related payments by $77 million, according to the online document.