Payment of Workers’ Compensation Benefits

House Bill 17-1119, Payment of Workers’ Compensation Benefits, creates the Colorado Uninsured Employer Act (“the Act”), which provides payment for covered workers’ compensation claims to employees injured on the job when their employers do not have workers’ compensation insurance.  Money to cover the uninsured workers’ compensation claims primarily comes from additional penalties to employers who do not carry workers’ compensation insurance. The bill also creates the uninsured employer board, which will establish criteria for the payment of benefits, among other things. Compensable claims for uninsured employers will be paid under the Act beginning January 1, 2019.


From the September 2017 Pollart Miller Newsletter