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FOR RELEASE ON RECEIPT

January 22, 2014

PCI statement on Delaware Workers Compensation Task Force meeting with WCRI

 

WILMINGTON– The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will present objective analysis of Delaware’s workers compensation system during the state’s Workers Compensation Task Force meeting at Department of Labor’s Fox Valley Annex in Wilmington, Friday, January 24. The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is looking forward to the WCRI’s presentation as they will be able to independently compare Delaware’s workers compensation system to other states, explore how those systems are performing, and look at the factors driving costs. The following statement regarding the Workers Compensation Task Force Meeting and WCRI presentation can be attributed to PCI’s Regional Manager Oyango Snell.

“We commend the Delaware Workers Compensation Task Force for hearing from the Workers Compensation Research Institute. This is a step in the right direction. The WCRI is well-respected and can bring an important perspective to help identify areas that need reform.

 "All of the stakeholders in the workers compensation system recognize the importance of implementing effective reforms. Passing legislation that will control these escalating medical costs, yet still provide injured workers with the best care available, is something we all can agree upon. Getting an injured employee back to work as soon as possible is good for the worker, their family, the organization, and the State of Delaware.”

PCI is composed of more than 1,000 member companies, representing the broadest cross-section of insurers of any national trade association. PCI members write over $195 billion in annual premium, 39 percent of the nation’s property casualty insurance. Member companies write 46 percent of the U.S. automobile insurance market, 32 percent of the homeowners market, 37 percent of the commercial property and liability market, and 41 percent of the private workers compensation market.

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