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Bill Detail: HB21-1207

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Title Overpayment Of Workers' Compensation Benefits
Status Governor Signed (05/17/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Labor & Employment
House Sponsors A. Benavidez (D)
L. Daugherty (D)
Senate Sponsors P. Lee (D)
R. Fields (D)
House Committee Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee Business, Labor and Technology
Date Introduced 03/04/2021
Summary

The bill limits the definition of overpayments of workers'
compensation benefits to include only benefits paid as a result of fraud or
duplicate benefits that result from offsets that reduce disability or death
benefits paid to a claimant. The bill also:
  • Clarifies that this limit does not prevent an insurance
carrier from receiving a credit against permanent disability

benefits for temporary disability benefits paid beyond the
date of maximum medical improvement; and
  • Prohibits the director of the division of workers'
compensation or an administrative law judge from
reopening an award of benefits paid to a claimant due to an
overpayment except in limited, specific circumstances.

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