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Update on WCEA’s Workers’ Comp Bill

We previously announced in a blog post last month that Mack Babcock, President of the Workers’ Compensation Education Association (WCEA) and founder of The Babock Law Firm, drafted a bill along with fellow WCEA attorneys.

Well the House has spoken, and as of May 28th, Senate Bill 13-285 is signed into Colorado law. The bill passed on a vote of 10-3, and was signed by the Speaker of the House, the President of the Senate, and finally, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who officially approved the proposal.

The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation issued a summary which listed the amendments to the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act based on the bill, and how the procedural changes will affect claims handlers. These changes are:

The new legislation will become effective on July 1st, and will only apply to claims filed on or after that date.

Visit the Colorado General Assembly website to read Senate Bill 13-285 in its entirety.

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