workers' comp http://kbia.org en 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 Mo. Senate overrides veto on workers' comp, but the House likely won't http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-overrides-veto-workers-comp-house-likely-wont The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> today overrode a veto&nbsp;by <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon </a>(D)&nbsp;that would make changes to the state&rsquo;s workers&rsquo; compensation system.<p>But the likelihood that the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">House</a> will also override the Governor&rsquo;s veto is virtually nonexistent, according to&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=089&year=2012">Majority Floor Leader Tim Jones </a>(R, Eureka).&nbsp; He says they just don&rsquo;t have the votes, even within their own party.<p>&ldquo;We would have to first convince our caucus," Jones&nbsp;said.&nbsp; "And even if we did, we&rsquo;re still simply three votes short on a bill that no Democrat, I believe, has supported to this point&hellip;that&rsquo;s a tough vote.&rdquo; Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:28:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 11502 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate overrides veto on workers' comp, but the House likely won't Workers' comp bill goes to Nixon http://kbia.org/post/workers-comp-bill-goes-nixon <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Missouri lawmakers have sent the governor a bill that would prohibit employees from suing co-workers for injuries they sustain on the job.</span></p><p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 20:42:27 +0000 Associated Press 10133 at http://kbia.org Workers' comp bill goes to Nixon Business community seeks to reform workers' comp system http://kbia.org/post/business-community-seeks-reform-workers-comp-system <p>A new bill moving through the Missouri Senate aims to reform workers&#39; compensation in the state. Backers say the move is badly needed to improve the business climate in Missouri. But there is little consensus on the specifics.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 23:33:18 +0000 Jacob Fenston 6882 at http://kbia.org Business community seeks to reform workers' comp system