Maryland Implements Death Benefits Changes

                               Baltimore, MD ( - On February 23, 2012, the Workers' Compensation Commission adopted amendments to Regulation .06 and new Regulation .06-1 under COMAR 14.09.01 Procedural Regulations to implement the statutory changes made by the General Assembly in Ch. 436, Acts of 2011. These statutory changes, effective October 1, 2011, concern the death benefits paid to surviving dependents. The law also enables counties and municipal governments to opt into the new death benefits scheme. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 38:27 Md. R. 1781—1782 (December 30, 2011), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: March 19, 2012

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