second injury fund http://kbia.org en Mo. Supreme Court hears case concerning Second Injury Fund http://kbia.org/post/mo-supreme-court-hears-case-concerning-second-injury-fund <p>The Missouri Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case involving the state&rsquo;s long-ailing Second Injury Fund. The case centers on the children of a deceased worker and whether they should receive money from the fund for the rest of their lives.</p><p>David Spradling was injured on the job in 1998 and died from unrelated circumstances in 2005.&nbsp; He had filed a Second Injury Fund claim, which his three children pursued after his death, and in 2011 were awarded disability payments from the Fund for life.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 22:24:57 +0000 Person: Marshall Griffin 41803 at http://kbia.org Mo. Supreme Court hears case concerning Second Injury Fund Mo. workers' compensation insurance rates may increase http://kbia.org/post/mo-workers-compensation-insurance-rates-may-increase <p>Missouri businesses could face significantly higher costs for workers' compensation insurance next year.</p><p>The National Council on Compensation Insurance projects Missouri insurers will see an 11.6 percent increase in their claim costs in 2014.</p><p>This increase is driven partly by a new Missouri law that seeks to shore up the Second Injury Fund, which is for disabled workers who suffer additional on-the-job injuries. The law shifts some types of claims out of that fund and into traditional workers' compensation insurance.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:06:36 +0000 Associated Press 41091 at http://kbia.org Mo. workers' compensation insurance rates may increase Assembly sends second injury fund fix/workers' comp bill to Nixon http://kbia.org/post/assembly-sends-second-injury-fund-fixworkers-comp-bill-nixon <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Legislation that would revive Missouri's ailing Second Injury Fund and seek to reduce the number of occupational disease lawsuits was passed Thursday by the </span><a href="http://house.mo.gov/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri House</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Fri, 17 May 2013 13:05:42 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33920 at http://kbia.org Assembly sends second injury fund fix/workers' comp bill to Nixon Mo. lawmakers pass changes to workers' comp claims http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-pass-changes-workers-comp-claims <p>Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to legislation replenishing an insolvent state fund for disabled workers and changing the way people get compensation for job-related illnesses.</p><p>The bill sent to the governor Thursday marks a compromise among some business groups and attorneys who represent injured workers.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 20:55:42 +0000 Person: Associated Press 33882 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers pass changes to workers' comp claims Final Version Of Workers' Comp/Second Injury Fund Fix Passes Mo. Senate, Heads To House http://kbia.org/post/final-version-workers-compsecond-injury-fund-fix-passes-mo-senate-heads-house <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Early this morning, the Missouri Senate passed legislation that would fix the state's ailing Second Injury Fund.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The fund is designed to help disabled workers who suffer a second work-related injury.&#160; It began running out of money after lawmakers eight years ago capped the surcharge businesses have to pay into it. Wed, 15 May 2013 13:29:46 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33773 at http://kbia.org Final Version Of Workers' Comp/Second Injury Fund Fix Passes Mo. Senate, Heads To House Mo. Senate Gives 1st-Round Approval To Workers' Comp, 2nd Injury Fund Fix http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-gives-1st-round-approval-workers-comp2nd-injury-fund-fix The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate </a>on Tuesday night&#160;gave first-round approval to a workers’ compensation bill that includes a proposed fix for the state’s ailing Second Injury Fund.<p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&#38;BillID=16944728">Senate Bill 1</a> would replenish the fund by temporarily doubling the fees business may be charged, while restricting the types of injuries that would be covered.&#160; The sponsor,&#160;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem02.htm">State Senator Scott Rupp</a> (R, Wentzville), calls it an ideal compromise. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:20:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28813 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate Gives 1st-Round Approval To Workers' Comp, 2nd Injury Fund Fix Mo. Senate to debate future of disability fund http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-debate-future-disability-fund <p>Missouri senators are preparing to debate legislation to revive an insolvent fund for disabled workers.<br>The state's Second Injury Fund has a deficit of about $25 million that is expected to keep growing.</p><p>The fund provides compensation to people with previously existing disabilities who then suffer an additional work-related injury or illness. It's financed by a surcharge on workers' compensation insurance premiums. But the revenues haven't kept up with expenses.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:42:53 +0000 Associated Press 28298 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate to debate future of disability fund Mo. auditor confirms insolvency of disability fund http://kbia.org/post/mo-auditor-confirms-insolvency-disability-fund <p></p><p>A report from the Missouri auditor confirms that a state fund for disabled workers is insolvent.</p><p>State Auditor Tom Schweich said Friday that Missouri's Second Injury Fund had barely $3 million as of the end of 2012 but had unpaid obligations of $28 million.</p><p>The fund covers workers' compensation claims for employees who have previous injuries or disabilities and then suffer a new job-related injury. Auditors and financial analysts have warned for several years that the fund was on a path toward insolvency. But lawmakers have done nothing to address it.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:54:59 +0000 Associated Press 27182 at http://kbia.org Mo. auditor confirms insolvency of disability fund Lawmakers to address work-related injury fund http://kbia.org/post/lawmakers-address-work-related-injury-fund <p>Legislation has been filed in both the Missouri House and Senate to address the state&rsquo;s Second Injury Fund, which provides payments to workers with prior disabilities who are injured on the job.&nbsp; But the fund has been losing money for years. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 15:02:38 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8922 at http://kbia.org Lawmakers to address work-related injury fund