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Report calls for workers’ comp reforms

The Rochester Business Alliance on Thursday released a report calling upon state leaders and members of the state Workers’ Compensation Board to implement system reforms approved in 2007.

“Unfinished Business: Five Years of Worker’s Compensation Reform, Still a Work in Progress,” is based upon a CGR report, commissioned by the Rochester Business Alliance and developed under the guidance of the RBA Workers’ Compensation Reform Committee.

RBA President and CEO Sandy Parker, in a letter to members, said workers’ compensation reform has long been an important focus of advocacy efforts, but as a result of the changes not being implemented, New York’s workers’ compensation insurance premiums have continued to rise and are now among the highest in the nation.

Copies of the report have been sent to state officials, legislative leaders, members of the state’s Workers Compensation Board, and others.

Members of RBA’s Workers’ Compensation Committee have asked to meet with state Workers’ Compensation Board leaders to discuss the study’s findings in more detail.

Copies of the report are available at