The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated insurance industry discussions in 2020 and disrupted the ordinary course of business for the New York Workers’ Compensation Board and its stakeholders. For example, the Board suspended the labor market attachment requirement and postponed the deadline by which providers must obtain prior authorization for renewals of non-Drug Formulary medications. At the same time, however, the Board has proposed and adopted a host of regulatory changes, and several decisions have been handed down from the New York State appellate courts that significantly impact the exposure and strategic handling of claims moving forward. This webinar will provide a brief overview of legal developments in New York workers’ compensation thus far in 2020, as well as proposed legislation and pending changes to the New York workers’ compensation system that stakeholders should be aware of in planning for the future.
Lauren M. Bilasz, Esquire - Partner, Chartwell Law, New York City, NY Office
Misha, Iokheles, Esquire - Partner, Chartwell Law, New York City, NY Office