State News : Georgia

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    The Georgia Legislative Session had no major changes to report for our system in this session.  This should generally be received as great news, considering the trend in recent years to annual increases in our TTD and TPD caps. 

    Although not directly related to Workers’ Compensation HB 451 presents a non WC and private insurance solution to PTSD benefits for first responders, and EMT’s.  This topic has been discussed for the last two sessions and originally was being proposed as an amendment to our WC code but sure and steady work by the Board has this issue positioned to fall into a non-WC coverage insurance program.  To continue with a theme of advancing protections for first -responders, SB 371 would provide additional compensation out of the State Indemnification Fund for public safety/first responders as a gap between workers' compensation benefits and their current wage income. 

    Beyond both of those matters which were near misses from a WC perspective, it remains business as usual with no significant changes to report!