AR WCC Posted Act 327 Summary

Little Rock, AR (CompNewsNetwork) - Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission posted a summary of Act 327 from the Workers' Compensation Legislation. The summary includes:

  * Prohibits an offset for benefits previously paid by a group disability policy if the policy was purchased by the injured worker
  * Clarifies that the employer at the time of the compensable injury is liable for benefits for PPD or PTD claims made on or after January 1, 2008
  * Shifts the liability for PTD benefit payments compensable by the Second Injury Fund to the Arkansas Death and Permanent Total Disability Trust Fund, effective January 1, 2010
  * Requires the Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board to obtain proof of workers' compensation coverage prior to issuing or renewing a license to contractor
  * Affirms that the Contractors Licensing Board has the authority to not issue or to revoke a contractor's license for failure to obtain or maintain workers' compensation coverage as required by law.

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