With apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein, the Oklahoma Senate did their part in making sweeping changes to the state’s worker’s comp system. If passed, this will leave Tennessee as the only state with a judicial process for resolving workers’ comp claims. It is widely felt that this judicial process leads to higher costs, less certainty to businesses and just a generally grumpy attitude (ok, I added that last one).
NCCI calculated that the passing of this bill will save hundreds of millions of dollars annually for Oklahoma. That can buy a lot of surreys, all with the fringe on top option. Read all about Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation overhaul here.
In a total side note. check out the ad which appeared in this article when I was reading it. Free Acrometis schwag to whoever can come up with the best response to his question! Post your entry in the comments. Winner chosen Monday.