The Workers’ Compensation Task Force was created by HJR3 , established by the General Assembly and Governor to address the 26% increase in average workers compensation rates over the last two years.

Lieutenant Governor Denn, who worked with the General Assembly in 2006 and 2007 to enact workers compensation reforms that cut rates by over 40%, expressed confidence that the task force would be able to make recommendations that would stem the recent increase in rates. “We know this problem can be addressed because we did it six years ago,” Denn said. “The reforms we enacted worked. We need to find out what changed during the last two years and fix it.”

Workers’ Compensation Task Force Members

Dr. Barry Bakst , Delaware Medical Society
Senator Patti Blevins
Representative Ruth Briggs-King
Glenn Brown , Physical Therapist
Edward Capodanno , Associated Builders and Contractors of Delaware
John Casey, Jr. , Delaware Contractors Association
Victor Clark , Governor Markell’s Representative
Lt. Governor Matt Denn – CHAIR
N. Lee Dotson , Insurance Representative
Anthony Frabizzio , Delaware State Bar Association
Harry Gravell, Jr ., Delaware AFL-CIO
A. Richard Heffron , Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
Senator Gerald Hocker
Sam Lathem , Delaware AFL-CIO
The Honorable John McMahon , Secretary, Department of Labor
Gene Reed , Deputy Insurance Commissioner
Joseph Rhoades , Delaware State Bar Association
Dr. Bruce Rudin , Delaware Medical Society
Dr. Chris Schellinger , Chiropractor
Representative Bryon Short
The Honorable Wayne Smith , Delaware Healthcare Association
Yrene Waldron , Delaware Healthcare Facilities Association
Tim Wisecarver , Delaware Compensation Rating Bureau


Final Report – May 15, 2014

  • - DCRB Comments to Task Force Report (pdf)
  • - Liberty Insurance Corp and LM Insurance Corp Target Examination (pdf)
  • - Dept of Insurance Worker Comp Task Force Letter (pdf)
  • - MAM Workers Compensation Task Force Statement (pdf)
  • - Workers Comp Report Presented May 15, 2014 (pdf)

Meeting - May 9, 2014

  • - Meeting Agenda (pdf)
  • - Workers’ Compensation Task Force Draft Report (pdf)
  • - Wayne Smith – Proposed amendatory language (pdf)
  • - DCRB Comments (pdf)
  • - HCAP Cost Savings Proposal (pdf)
  • - HCAP Cost Savings Proposal Summary Points (pdf)
  • - Summary of WC fee schedule versus Medicare from WCRI studies (pdf)
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Meeting - May 2, 2014

  • - Meeting minutes (pdf)
  • - Agenda with Proposals (pdf)
  • - Rudin handout (pdf)
  • - Smith handout (pdf)
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Meeting - April 4, 2014

  • - Minutes (pdf)
  • - Agenda with Proposals (pdf)
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Meeting - March 7, 2014

  • - Meeting Minutes (pdf)
  • - Agenda (pdf)
  • - Dotson Presentation - Workers Comp Task Force Report (pdf)
  • - Letter from Fred Townsend: DCRB Workers Compensation Rate Filing 1305 ( pdf )
  • - Letter to Fred Townsend ( pdf )
  • - Letter to The Honorable Joshua W. Martin, III ( pdf )
  • - Rudin Presentation - Delaware Workers' Comp Task Force 3 7 2014 ( pdf , power point )
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Meeting - January 24, 2014

  • - Meeting Agenda ( pdf )
  • - Meeting Minutes ( pdf )
  • - Task Force Presentation ( pdf )
  • - Payroll versus Per Employee As a Basis for Determining Workers’ Compensation Premium ( pdf )
  • - PCI written comments ( pdf )
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Meeting - December 6, 2013

  • - Meeting Agenda ( pdf )
  • - Letter to the Insurance Commissioner ( pdf )
  • - Letter from the Insurance Commissioner ( pdf )
  • - Meeting Minutes ( pdf )
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Meeting - November 1, 2013

  • - Meeting Agenda ( pdf )
  • - Letter to the Insurance Commissioner ( pdf )
  • - Letter from the Insurance Commissioner ( pdf )
  • - Meeting Minutes ( pdf )
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Meeting - October 4, 2013

  • - Agenda ( pdf )
  • - DOI response to 9/25/13 questions from Task Force Chair ( pdf )
  • - NCCI Voluntary Market Filed Rate/Loss Cost Changes ( pdf )
  • - Minutes ( pdf )
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Meeting - September 06, 2013

  • - Agenda ( pdf )
  • - Minutes ( pdf )
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Final Report - May 13, 2013

  • - DCRB Supplemental Comments ( pdf )
  • - Delaware Department of Insurance Comments ( pdf )
  • - Workers Compensation Task Force Report To The Governor And General Assembly Of The State Of Delaware ( pdf )

Meeting #13 - May 10, 2013

  • - AIG_Letter to Workers Compensation Task Force ( pdf )
  • - DCRB Supplement to Task Force Report ( pdf )
  • - Workers Compensation Task Force Report To The Governor And General Assembly Of The State Of Delaware - Draft ( pdf )
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Meeting #12 - May 3, 2013

  • - Comment from the Department of Insurance ( pdf )
  • - Comments from Property Casualty Insurers (PCI) ( pdf )
  • - Workers Compensation Task Force Report To The Governor And General Assembly Of The State Of Delaware - Draft ( pdf )
  • - Meeting Minutes ( pdf )
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Meeting #11 - April 26, 2013

  • - Meeting Minutes ( pdf )
  • - Amended Final List Of Proposed Recommendations For Workers Compensation Task Force Consideration ( pdf )
  • Health Care Memo ( pdf )
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Meeting #10 - April 19, 2013

  • - Response from the American Insurance Association comment on the issues considered at the April 12, 2013 Meeting ( pdf )
  • - Issues For Consideration At April 19, 2013 Workers Compensation Task Force Meeting ( pdf )
  • - Meeting Minutes ( pdf )
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Meeting #9 - April 12, 2013

  • - Meeting Minutes ( pdf )
  • - Issues For Consideration At April 12, 2013 Workers Compensation Task Force Meeting ( pdf )
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Meeting #8 - April 02, 2013

  • - Meeting Minutes ( pdf )
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Meeting #7 - March 22, 2013

  • - Evaluation of Effects of Senate Bill 238 on Workers Compensation Costs ( pdf )
  • - Meeting Minutes ( pdf )
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Meeting #6 - March 15, 2013

  • - Return to Work Topic ( pdf )
  • - Meeting Minutes ( pdf )
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Meeting #5 - March 08, 2013

  • - Rate Indication Comparisons and Discussion (pdf)
  • - HCPS Forms (pdf)
  • - Meeting Minutes ( pdf )
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Meeting #4 - March 01, 2013

  • - Responses to Questions Directed to DCRB for March 1, 2013 Workers Compensation Task Force Meeting (pdf)
  • - Exhibits (pdf)
  • - Meeting Minutes (pdf)
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Meeting #3 - February 22, 2013

  • - Responses to Questions Directed to DCRB by Email of February 18, 2013 (pdf)
  • - Exhibits 1 - 9 (pdf)
  • - Exhibit 11 (pdf)
  • - Meeting Minutes (pdf)
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Meeting #2 - February 15, 2013

  • - Responses to "Questions Directed to Delaware Compensation Rating Bureau for February 15, 2013 Workers Compensation Task Force Meeting". (pdf)
  • - 2012 Oregon Worker's CompensationPremieum Rate Ranking Summary (pdf)
  • - Meeting minutes (pdf)
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Meeting #1 - February 7, 2013

  • - Summary of 2007 statutory reforms to workers' compensation statute (pdf)
  • - Questions directed to Delaware Compensation Rating Bureau for February 15, 2013 Workers' Compensation Task Force meeting (pdf)
  • - Meeting Minutes (pdf)
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