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2014 House Bill 5478: Reorganize workers comp self-insurance trust fund

Public Act 228 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Rep. Joseph Graves (R) on April 29, 2014, to replace an existing state “self-insurers' security fund” for covering worker's compensation insurance benefits from a private self-insurer that becomes insolvent with a new “private employer group self-insurers security fund,” starting in 2019. This fund would pay injured or disabled employees’ claims and impose assessments on member groups to cover the insufficiency if one of them is unable to pay valid claims. This is part of a legislative package intended to provide several hundred former Delphi Corporation employees with workers' compensation benefits that reportedly have not been available since 2009 due to the company's bankruptcy.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on April 29, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on May 14, 2014, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Anthony Forlini (R) on May 27, 2014, to revise timing details in establishing the proposed trust fund. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 27, 2014.
  2. Passed 109 to 1 in the House on May 27, 2014, to replace an existing state “self-insurers' security fund” for covering worker's compensation insurance benefits from a private self-insurer that becomes insolvent with a new “private employer group self-insurers security fund,” starting in 2020. This fund would pay injured or disabled employees’ claims and impose assessments on member groups to cover the insufficiency if one of them is unable to pay valid claims. This is part of a legislative package intended to provide several hundred former Delphi Corporation employees with workers' compensation benefits that reportedly have not been available since 2009 due to the company's bankruptcy.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on May 28, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on May 28, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 11, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on June 12, 2014, to replace an existing state “self-insurers' security fund” for covering worker's compensation insurance benefits from a private self-insurer that becomes insolvent with a new “private employer group self-insurers security fund,” starting in 2020. This fund would pay injured or disabled employees’ claims and impose assessments on member groups to cover the insufficiency if one of them is unable to pay valid claims. This is part of a legislative package intended to provide several hundred former Delphi Corporation employees with workers' compensation benefits that reportedly have not been available since 2009 due to the company's bankruptcy.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 21, 2014.

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