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Title

Reforming Insurance to Support Workers’ Rights to Compensation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

The structure and regulation of the insurance system for financing workers' compensation affects the costs of workers' benefits. Using the example of Maine's insurance market restructuring in response to a crisis of the early 1990s, this commentary explores how changes in insurance regulation might better support the goals of workers' compensation. The commentary analyzes how insurance and its regulation should go beyond correct pricing of risks to questions of how to structure incentives for loss control to include workers' interests as well as the interests of employers and insurers.

Publication Title

American Journal of Industrial Medicine

First Page

545

Last Page

559

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