SERIES OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCED FOR ORLANDO, TAMPA AND FT. MYERS
Tom Gallagher, Florida’s chief financial officer, announced a series of town hall workshops to give employers and employees an update on the state’s workers’ compensation system and to answer questions about recent rate reductions. The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is located within the Department of Financial Services which Gallagher oversees.
The workshops will be held in Ft. Myers on December 13th, in Tampa on December 14th and in Orlando on December 15th. All of the sessions will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
“Meaningful reforms, more aggressive investigation of workers’ compensation fraud and compliance efforts have led to dramatic savings for Florida’s businesses,” Gallagher said. “But we must continue to improve the system for our small businesses and our workers.”
Gallagher spearheaded the passage of Senate Bill 50A in 2003 that reformed the state's workers’ compensation system, including tougher penalties for workers’ compensation fraud and premium evasion. This year's decrease in workers’ compensation insurance rates will be the third consecutive drop in rates since the bill's passage, for a total savings of nearly $1 billion since 2003.
The workshops will be held on:
Tuesday, December 13th in Ft. Myers
Wednesday, December 14th in Tampa|
Thursday, December 15th in Orlando