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Connecticut Supreme Court Ends Health Insurance Continuation for Surviving Dependents in Public Sector Workers' Compensation Cases

April 17, 2008

Authors: Henry J. Zaccardi, Saranne P. Murray, Gary S. Starr

Under the Workers' Compensation Act ("WCA"), Connecticut's public sector employers have been required to maintain a claimant's health insurance benefits during the time the claimant is receiving indemnification benefits. This provision of the WCA has been limited in application to the public sector for many years based on a ruling of the Supreme Court. However, public sector employers had been required to continue providing health insurance benefits to injured employees in WCA cases. That is, until the Connecticut Supreme Court issued its decision in Vincent v. City of New Haven, et al. (Connecticut Law Journal, March 11, 2008). For more on this decision, download the full pdf version.

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