News Digest 5-13-2022


New Mexico County Insurance Authority Board discounts 2022-23 workers’ comp contributions

The New Mexico County Insurance Authority (NMCIA) Board of Directors Wednesday voted to reduce renewal contributions for the self-insurance pool’s existing 30 members in the workers’ compensation program by 25 percent for the 2022-2023 policy year that begins July 1. Los Alamos Daily Post


New York lawmaker proposes workers’ comp for tick-borne illnesses

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. New York State Senator John Mannion has announced legislation that would extend workers’ compensation coverage to any New Yorker who contracted a tick-related disease while on the job. The CDC estimates there are about 400,000 cases of Lyme disease per year – a number that some experts say could jump to 500,000 in 2022. WWNY


New bill aims to require hospitals to create workplace violence prevention plan

Nurses unions and advocates are aiming to get a major workplace violence prevention bill across the finish line in the U.S. Senate. The bill, introduced Wednesday, could face stiff opposition from the hospital industry. The bill would require Fed-OSHA to create a federal standard mandating healthcare and social service employers to create and implement a workforce violence prevention plan. Fierce Healthcare