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Connecticut lawmakers introduce more comp reform bills

Comp bills

Connecticut lawmakers on Thursday introduced two bills that would amend workers compensation law that would expand post-traumatic stress disorder presumption — the third such bill this season — and require insurers to maintain death benefits that take into account consumer costs increases.

H.B. 6284 would call for the state’s existing PTSD presumption for first responders to include police technicians. Two bills introduced this month would expand that presumption to all workers who experience a qualifying event, such as death.

H.B. 6272 would amend state law to require that workers compensation death benefits “keep up with the cost-of-living and inflation rates.”

Both bills were referred to Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees.