Vermont Workers Comp Ending?
Will Vermont Workers Comp fade away? Vermont recently appeared on the radar for Workers Comp. The state had been relatively quiet for many years. If there was a state that could possibly make 24 hour coverage work, Vermont would be one of my top picks.
Having handled claims in the state many years ago, I would say Vermont and New Hampshire are very independent-minded states. Vermont was a very complex state for handling Workers Compensation claims.
There were many recent press releases on Vermont replacing Workers Comp with 24 hour coverage.One point that was missed, is the state is looking to replace the medical treatment part of the claim.I saw no mention of a complete dismantling of the Workers Comp system. The weekly benefits for injured workers would not be affected.
As I have posted often, almost any state could use the AFLAC model to replace their Workers Comp system if done properly. That does not mean it will happen any time soon. California attempted a modified version of 24 hour healthcare. It failed miserably.
One area that I did not want to delve into very far is Vermont pursuing a healthcare plan that would make them very independent of the upcoming healthcare federalization.